Foreigner is set to embark on an extensive farewell tour next summer

Foreigner have announced the start of their Historic Farewell Tour starting in the summer of 2023 with 80s pop-rockers Loverboy in tow.

The North American leg of their latest tour kicks off July 6 in Alpharetta, Ga., and ends that September. 3 in Holmdel, NJ Foreigner will announce several interstate and international legs currently slated to run through the end of 2024, Billboard reports.

You can see the full list of currently announced dates below.

“Foreigner is a completely revitalized band with a brand new energy that has won the hearts of our fans all over the world, and I want to get out while the band is still at the top of its game,” co-founder guitarist and sole. original member Mick Jones told Billboard. “I had the idea of ​​becoming a foreigner back in 1974, and I was 30 at the time. By the end of our farewell tour, it will have been over 50 years – and that’s a long time to go.”

Lead singer Kelly Hansen, who took over the mantle from the co-founding vocalist Lou Gramm in 2005, said the decision to throw in the towel is now a matter of practicality. “This catalog of songs, it’s extremely challenging for a rock tenor vocalist like myself to sing,” the 61-year-old singer added. “I never would have thought in a million years that I would be singing these songs in the keys at this age, and I don’t know how much longer I can do it at the level I have to. You can drop keys and do it and do it, but I’m more of an old-fashioned person. If I’m not doing it right, I shouldn’t be doing it.”

Hansen also acknowledged that Jones’ physical condition influenced the decision, as the 77-year-old guitarist now performs with the band in a limited capacity. “Mick is doing all the shows he can do with us as his health allows, and we’re aware of that,” Hansen said. Billboard. “I can’t say that it doesn’t have an effect [on the tour] … but it’s also a reality of life and time, so you take what you get and you make your decisions based on that.

“We’re in an era of life where a lot of bands from the ’70s are right on the edge of still being able to do shows,” Hansen continued. “I sometimes see other musicians that I’m like, ‘Wow, that was disappointing,’ and I don’t want to be someone that other people say that about. I want to make this band the way it’s supposed to be and when it’s not that I don’t want to do it.”

Foreigner, historical farewell tour 2023
July 6 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheater
July 8 – West Palm Beach, FL @ iThink Financial Amphitheater
July 9 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater
July 11 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
July 14 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart Amp
July 18 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
July 19 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
July 21 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center
July 22 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
July 24 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
July 25 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
July 28 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
July 29 – Burgettstown, PA @ The Pavilion at Star Lake
Aug. 1 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug. 2 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach
Aug. 4 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Aug. 5 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
Aug. 8 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Aug. 9 – 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 Amphitheater
Aug. 20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 21 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheater
Aug. 23 – Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheater
Aug. 24 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
Aug. 30 – Detroit, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theatre
September 1 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
September 2 – Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
September 3 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

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