Legendary rockstars Foreigner will invade New Zealand this November

Thursday 10 May 2018

Legendary rockstars Foreigner will invade New Zealand this November

Award-winning prolific rockers Foreigner will return to our shores to perform their newly envisaged orchestral concerts at Hamilton's Claudelands Arena this November.

Before owning the Kiwi stage, Foreigner will first be heading to Adelaide and Perth to play their chart-topping classic hits in October.

Foreigner recently released their latest album 'Foreigner with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus' last month which showcased new orchestral arrangements of all their classic hits. Kiwi fans will be thrilled to witness the band perform their all-too familiar rock anthems with an 18-piece orchestral backing, led by celebrated Canberrra conductor Kenneth Lampl. Iconic tracks like 'Feels Like The First Time', 'Cold As Ice', 'Waiting For A Girl Like You', 'Urgent' and the timeless no. 1 global smash hit 'I Want To Know What Love Is' will bring audiences to their feet.

Foreigner are also slated to headline Rock the Boat 2018—a Rock N Roll paradise on the high seas aboard the Luxury Royal Caribbean cruise liner, Radiance of the Seas. Departing Sydney for seven days beginning October 21st, fans can witness the legendary rockers (and many more) whilst cruising the beautiful South Pacific.

With ten multi-platinum albums and 16 US Billboard Top 30 hits, Foreigner are universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million.

At Foreigner's core is founder and Songwriters Hall of Fame member Mick Jones, the visionary maestro whose stylistic songwriting, indelible guitar hooks and multi-layered talents continue to escalate Foreigner's influence and guide the band to new horizons. He reformed the band after a 2002 hiatus and selected lead singer Kelly Hansen to help write an inspired new chapter in the history of Foreigner.

Mick also brought in multi-instrumentalist Tom Gimbel, bassist Jeff Pilson, keyboardist Michael Bluestein, Bruce Watson on guitar and Chris Frazier on drums. An unprecedented new level of energy led the group to a re-emergence of astounding music that speaks to long time Foreigner fans and younger generations.

"I could never have imagined when I set out to create Foreigner 40 years ago, that we'd still be touring around the world and performing the music we love all these years later... Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer's orchestral arrangements have shown us a new symphonic dimension of our music, which I hope our fans will enjoy." - Mick Jones

Don't miss this incredible chance to see the legendary Foreigner perform their hits in full orchestral sound!