Monday, November 14, 2022

Foreigner announce farewell tour

Foreigner has announced the first series of North American dates for their farewell tour.

Set to open on July 6, 2023, at Atlanta’s Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, the first leg will see the band joined by Canadian rockers Loverboy.

“Many years ago, I wrote a song called ‘Feels Like The First Time’ and today we are launching one last worldwide tour,” says founder and guitarist Mick Jones. “We will be presenting a show that I know will have the same enthusiasm as our very first appearances. The tour will start this summer in America and we hope to get to every place that we have played over the last several years. While I’m sure our fans will have mixed feelings about the end of the road for the band, I know our shows are going to delight audiences everywhere.”

Foreigner will continue its long-term initiative with the Grammy Museum Foundation to invite choirs to open the show with a live a cappella ‘Pitch Perfect’ performance of Classic Rock songs.

Foreigner will join radio partners across the country to create a contest for local choirs to win donations to their music programs. One winning choir will be selected at each show, and that choir will receive a grand prize of new musical equipment. For more details, visit

Tickets for the farewell tour will go on sale on Friday, November 18, 2022 via

Jones formed Foreigner in New York in 1976 via a series of jams that saw him connect with keyboardist Al Greenwood, multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald, drummer Dennis Elliott, bassist Ed Gagliardi and – after an extensive search for a singer – Lou Gramm was brought in to front the band.

1977 saw the release of Foreigner’s self-titled debut, which reached No. 4 on the Billboard 200 on its way to US sales of more than 5 million copies thanks to the Top 10 hits “Feels Like The First Time” and “Cold As Ice.” A series of multi-platinum albums followed, including 1978’s “Double Vision”, 1979’s “Head Games” and 1981’s “4”, helping the group flourish with 16 Top 30 hits while going on to sell more than 80 million albums worldwide.

Gramm exited Foreigner for a solo career in 1990, but returned between 1992 and 2003 before leaving again; singer Kelly Hansen joined the lineup in 2005.

Pick up your copy of the “4” album here.

Farewell tour

2023 North American leg

Jul 06 - Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Jul 08 - West Palm Beach, FL@ iThink Financial Amphitheatre
Jul 09 - Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Jul 11 - Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheatre
Jul 14 - Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
Jul 18 - Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
Jul 19 - St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jul 21 - Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Music Center
Jul 22 - Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jul 24 - Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Jul 25 - Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
Jul 28 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
Jul 29 - Burgettstown, PA @ The Pavilion at Star Lake
Aug 01 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug 02 - Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach
Aug 04 - Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Aug 05 - Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
Aug 08 - Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Aug 09 - Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Aug 11 - Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
Aug 12 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug 14 - Austin, TX @ Moody Center
Aug 16 - Denver, CO @ Ball Arena
Aug 18 - Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
Aug 20 - Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug 21 - Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
Aug 23 - Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre
Aug 24 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug 30 - Detroit, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theater
Sep 01 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Sep 02 - Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
Sep 03 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

See also:

Foreigner announce Las Vegas residency
Foreigner expand 2021 US tour
Foreigner announce 2022 shows in Germany
Foreigner expand 2021 US tour
Search Foreigner at hennemusic