Foreigner returns to Australia for orchestral shows
Rock legends Foreigner will return to Australia in October for a series of orchestral concerts.
The tour will hit Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney, finishing up at the iconic Sydney Opera House Concert Hall.
The prolific rockers will belt out their iconic hits, backed by an 18-piece orchestra led by celebrated Canberra conductor Kenneth Lampl.
The band is also set to release new album, FOREIGNER with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus on April 27, showcasing the new sound.
Following the Australian tour, the band will headline the rock ‘n’ roll cruise Rock the Boat 2018, which sets off from Sydney aboard the Luxury Royal Caribbean cruise liner Radiance of the Seas on October 21.
Foreigner are known for their catchy guitar hooks and multi-layered arrangements spearheaded by songwriter Mick Jones, who reformed the band in 2002 with lead singer Kelly Hansen to help write the band’s next chapter.
Jones also brought in multi-instrumentalist Tom Gimbel, bassist Jeff Pilson, keyboardist Michael Bluestein, Bruce Watson on guitar and Chris Frazier on drums.
“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”, said Jones.
“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.”
Tickets go on sale April 20, from 12 noon local time.
Friday 12th October – Royal Theatre
Sunday 14th October – Botanic Park
Tuesday 16th October – Riverside Theatre
Thursday 18th October – Sydney Opera House
ROCK THE BOAT
Sunday 21st – Sunday 28th October
Tuesday 30th October – Hamer Hall