Monday, November 20, 2023

Foreigner announces farewell Canadian tour dates

Foreigner has announced dates for their farewell tour of Canada.

The series – which will feature Canadian rockers Headpins – will open in Abbotsford, BC on May 3.

"Many years ago, I wrote a song called 'Feels Like The First Time' and now we are performing one last worldwide tour,” says founder Mick Jones. “We will be presenting a show that I know will have the same enthusiasm as our very first appearances. 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."

"The time has come,”
adds singer Kelly Hansen. “We have more or less lived our lives on the road for almost eighteen years. We have always strived to give you our best and we intend to finish this the same way. Foreigner has a brilliant and increasingly demanding catalogue of songs to sing and I refuse to give them less than they deserve. So, we're going to finish strong. I want to make it very clear how grateful and appreciative we are to our audiences all over the world who have supported this band. I'm sure there may be occasions when we'll do some special appearances, but I think the time is coming for us to live off the road. Thank you all so much!"

Foreigner will continue its long-term initiative with the Grammy Museum Foundation to support music education in Canadian schools. The band will join radio partners to create a contest for local high school choirs to win the opportunity to perform a song live on stage with Foreigner, together with a donation to their music program.

Tickets for the newly-announced 2024 Canadian shows are now on sale.

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Farewell tour

Canada 2024

May 03 - Abbotsford, BC @ Abbotsford Centre
May 04 - Penticton, BC @ South Okanagan Events Centre
May 06 - Dawson Creek, BC @- Ovintiv Events Centre
May 08 - Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Resort & Casino
May 10 - Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
May 11 - Saskatoon, SK @ SaskTel Centre
May 13 - Moose Jaw, SK @ Moose Jaw Events Centre
May 14 - Brandon, MB @ Westoba Place Arena
May 16 - Winnipeg, MB @ Canada Life Centre

See also:

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