Saturday, January 13, 2018

VIDEO: Foreigner members perform with Billy Joel in New York

Founding Foreigner members Mick Jones and Lou Gramm and joined Billy Joel to perform a pair of their classic hits during his January 11 show at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and video from the event is streaming online.

The pair teamed up with Joel and his band during the latest in his long-running monthly residency gig at the famed venue for Foreigner’s 1982 smash, “Urgent”, before the New York singer/songwriter handed the piano over to Jones while Gramm led the group through their 1977 hit, “Cold As Ice.”

The third single from Foreigner’s self-titled debut, “Cold As Ice” was the band’s second US Top 10 hit – following “Feels Like The First Time” – while “Urgent” was the lead track from the group’s fourth consecutive multi-platinum effort, “4".

The Foreigner-Joel connection dates back many years, with Jones co-producing the piano man’s 1989 album, “Storm Front”, before he inducted the pair into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 2013 – an event that marked their first appearance together in almost a decade.

Gramm and other members of the original Foreigner lineup reunited with the current band during their 40th anniversary tour in 2017 – including the run’s US finale in Mount Pleasant, MI in October that was filmed for a forthcoming 2018 TV special, DVD and album release.

Foreigner will begin a summer tour of North America with Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening in Bangor, ME on June 15.

See also:

Foreigner announces US tour with Whitesnake and Jason Bonham
Foreigner to launch Jukebox Hero The Musical in 2018
VIDEO: Original Foreigner lineup reunites for 40th anniversary tour finale
Original Foreigner lineup to reunite for 40th anniversary tour finale
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