Saturday, June 16, 2018

VIDEO: Foreigner and Whitesnake launch summer North American tour

Foreigner and Whitesnake launched the Juke Box Heroes tour of North America at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, ME on June 15.

Following an opening set of Led Zeppelin classics by Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening, Whitesnake delivered a 10-song performance that leaned heavily on their self-titled 1987 album – from the opening tune, “Bad Boys”, to show-closer “Still Of The Night” – while also featuring tracks from 1982’s "Saints & Sinners" and 1984’s “Slide It In.”

Foreigner kicked off their 12-song set with “Long, Long Way From Home” – one of four tracks from the group’s 1977 self-titled debut – while strictly sticking to material from their first five albums, up to 1984’s “Agent Provocateur.”

The band was joined during the encores by the local Gardiner Area High School Choir for the 1984 smash, “I Want To Know What Love Is.”

The 29-city summer concert series will wrap up in Irvine, CA on August 1.

Foreigner recently debuted atop a pair of US classical music charts with the newly-released set, "Foreigner With The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus."

The project – which sees the veteran band reinterpret their hits with a 58-piece orchestra and a 60-piece choir during a pair of May 2017 sold-out shows in Lucerne, Switzerland – debuted at No. 1 on both the Classical Albums and Classical Crossover Albums charts.

Conducted by Ernst Van Tiel, the set represents a year-long collaboration between Foreigner founding member and lead guitarist Mick Jones and Grammy-nominated composing/arranging team Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer.

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