Foreigner Concert History

In 1976, Mick Jones, former guitarist of Spooky Tooth and the Leslie West Band, started Foreigner with Lou Gramm, Al Greenwood, Dennis Elliot, Ian McDonald, and Ed Gagliardi. Together, the six members released two studio albums, but in 1979, Galiardi was replaced by Rick Wills while McDonald and Greenwood were fired in 1980. The quartet of Jones, Wills, Gramm, and Elliot released three studio albums as Foreigner before Gramm left in 1990. Without Gramm, the band released "Unusual Heat" in 1991. Wills and Elliott left later that year. Gramm returned in 1992 and appeared on the band's seventh album "Mr. Moonlight" (1994). He departed permanently in 2003. In 2009, Foreigner released its eighth studio album: "Can't Slow Down" and, in 2022, announced its "Historic Farewell Tour," which is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2023.

Date Concert Venue Location
Sep 03, 2023
Upcoming
Historic Farewell Tour
Foreigner / Loverboy
PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, New Jersey, United States
Sep 02, 2023
Upcoming
Historic Farewell Tour
Foreigner / Loverboy
St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview Syracuse, New York, United States
Sep 01, 2023
Upcoming
Historic Farewell Tour
Foreigner / Loverboy
Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Aug 30, 2023
Upcoming
Historic Farewell Tour
Foreigner / Loverboy
Pine Knob Music Theater Detroit, Michigan, United States
Aug 24, 2023
Upcoming
Historic Farewell Tour
Foreigner / Loverboy
Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, California, United States
Aug 23, 2023
Upcoming
Historic Farewell Tour
Foreigner / Loverboy
Toyota Amphitheater Wheatland, California, United States
Aug 21, 2023
Upcoming
Historic Farewell Tour
Foreigner / Loverboy
FivePoint Amphitheater Irvine, California, United States
Aug 20, 2023
Upcoming
Historic Farewell Tour
Foreigner / Loverboy
Ak-Chin Pavilion Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Aug 18, 2023
Upcoming
Historic Farewell Tour
Foreigner / Loverboy
Usana Amphitheater Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Aug 16, 2023
Upcoming
Historic Farewell Tour
Foreigner / Loverboy
Ball Arena Denver, Colorado, United States
Aug 14, 2023
Upcoming
Historic Farewell Tour
Foreigner / Loverboy
Moody Center Austin, Texas, United States
Aug 12, 2023
Upcoming
Historic Farewell Tour
Foreigner / Loverboy
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Houston, Texas, United States
Show Duplicate for Aug 12, 2023
Aug 11, 2023
Upcoming
Historic Farewell Tour
Foreigner / Loverboy
Dos Equis Pavilion Dallas, Texas, United States
Aug 09, 2023
Upcoming
Historic Farewell Tour
Foreigner / Loverboy
PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Aug 08, 2023
Upcoming
Historic Farewell Tour
Foreigner / Loverboy
Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Aug 05, 2023
Upcoming
Historic Farewell Tour
Foreigner / Loverboy
Xfinity Center Mansfield, Massachusetts, United States
Aug 04, 2023
Upcoming
Historic Farewell Tour
Foreigner / Loverboy
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion Gilford, New Hampshire, United States
Aug 02, 2023
Upcoming
Historic Farewell Tour
Foreigner / Loverboy
Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, New York, United States
Show Duplicate for Aug 02, 2023
Aug 01, 2023
Upcoming
Historic Farewell Tour
Foreigner / Loverboy
Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
Jul 29, 2023
Upcoming
Historic Farewell Tour
Foreigner / Loverboy
The Pavilion at Star Lake Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, United States

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 Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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 Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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The Greatest Hits
Nov 11, 2022
 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
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The Greatest Hits
Nov 11, 2022
 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
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The Greatest Hits
Nov 11, 2022
 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
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The Greatest Hits
Nov 11, 2022
 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
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AGENT PROVOCATEUR TOUR on Sep 21, 1985 [052-small]

AGENT PROVOCATEUR TOUR
Sep 21, 1985
 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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Foreigner / Billy Squier on Nov 6, 1981 [582-small]

Foreigner / Billy Squier
Nov 06, 1981
 Detroit, Michigan, United States
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Foreigner on Apr 24, 1985 [602-small]

Foreigner
Apr 24, 1985
 Saginaw, MI, US
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Kid Rock  / Foreigner on Jul 18, 2015 [524-small]

Kid Rock / Foreigner
Jul 18, 2015
 Tampa, Florida, United States
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Kid Rock  / Foreigner on Jul 18, 2015 [525-small]

Kid Rock / Foreigner
Jul 18, 2015
 Tampa, Florida, United States
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Foreigner / Bob Welch / Flame on Jun 5, 1978 [917-small]

Foreigner / Bob Welch / Flame
Jun 05, 1978
 Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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Foreigner / Walter Egan on Jun 12, 1978 [312-small]

Foreigner / Walter Egan
Jun 12, 1978
 Clarkston, Michigan, United States
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Foreigner / Walter Egan on Jun 12, 1978 [313-small]

Foreigner / Walter Egan
Jun 12, 1978
 Clarkston, Michigan, United States
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Frequenty Asked Questions (FAQ)


What genre is Foreigner?

Foreigner is generally categorized as a rock band, though their musical style incorporates elements of other genres including pop, metal, and blues.

Who started the band Foreigner?

The band was founded in 1976 by English musician and producer Mick Jones.

Who were the original members of the band Foreigner?

The original lineup of Foreigner included:

  • Mick Jones on lead guitar and vocals
  • Lou Gramm on lead vocals
  • Ian McDonald on keyboard and woodwinds
  • Al Greenwood on keyboard
  • Ed Gagliardi on bass
  • Dennis Elliott on drums and percussion

Why did Lou Gramm leave Foreigner?

Lou Gramm left Foreigner in 1990 due to disagreements with Mick Jones over the creative direction of the band. He rejoined the band in 1992 but left again in 2003. Since then, he has been performing as a solo artist but made special guest appearances with the band in 2017 and 2018.

Who is the lead singer of Foreigner?

Since the band’s inception, there have been several lead singers. Lou Gramm was the original lead vocalist until his departure in 1990, at which point he was replaced by Johnny Edwards. When Gramm returned in 1992, he replaced Edwards and remained the lead vocalist until 2003. After his second departure, Gramm was replaced by Chas West who was replaced by Kelly Hansen in 2005.

Additionally, Mick Jones, who is primarily the band’s guitarist, has performed lead and backing vocals at various times since 1976. He is the only original member of Foreigner that has continuously performed with the band since it first started in 1976.

How old is the lead singer of Foreigner?

The current lead singer of Foreigner is Kelly Hansen, who joined the band in 2005. Hansen was born on October 4, 1961, making him 61 years old. Prior to Hansen, the lead singer of Foreigner was Lou Gramm, who sang with the band from 1976 to 1990 and again from 1992 to 2003. Gramm was born on May 2, 1950, making him 72 years old.

When did Foreigner start?

Foreigner was founded in 1976.

Where is Foreigner from?

Foreigner was formed by Mick Jones in New York City, New York.

When was Foreigner most popular?

Foreigner was one of the most popular bands of the late 1970s and early ‘80s. The band’s self-titled debut album was released in 1977 and peaked at number four on the US Billboard 200 chart while 1978’s Double Vision peaked at number three and 1979’s Head Games peaked at number five. In 1981, Foreigner’s 4 became the band’s only studio album to reach number one with 1984’s Agent Provocateur being the band’s final album to reach the Top 10, peaking at number four.

How long does a Foreigner concert last?

A Foreigner concert typically lasts for two to three hours.

Why isn't Foreigner in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Foreigner has been eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 2001 but has not yet been inducted. Jeff Pilson, the band’s bassist since 2004, has stated he believes it’s because critics saw Foreigner as an overly commercial and corporate act not worthy of serious consideration for induction, though he’s expressed disagreements with that sentiment.

Al Greenwood, the band’s original keyboardist, however, has more vocal about his frustration that the band has been ignored by the Hall of Fame for over two decades. In a Facebook post from April 21, 2022 he lists nine reasons why the band deserves to be inducted:

How many concerts has Foreigner had?

Foreigner has had 2,352 concerts.

What genre is Foreigner?

Foreigner is most often considered to be Rock, Pop, Pop Rock, Hard Rock, Classic Rock, Soft Rock, Album Oriented Rock (AOR), Mellow Gold, Acoustic Rock, and Arena Rock.

When is the next Foreigner concert?

The next Foreigner concert is on March 24, 2023 at The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

When was the last Foreigner concert?

The last Foreigner concert was on December 02, 2022 at Coolangatta Hotel - Public Bar in Coolangatta, QLD, Australia. The bands that performed were: JFK / Jovi / Foreigner.

What songs does Foreigner play live?

The songs that Foreigner performs live vary, but here's the latest setlist that we have from the October 20, 2022 concert at Hard Rock Hotel - Riviera Maya in Riviera Maya, Mexico:

  1. Double Vision
  2. Head Games
  3. Cold as Ice
  4. Waiting for a Girl Like You
  5. Blue Morning, Blue Day
  6. Dirty White Boy
  7. Feels Like the First Time
  8. Urgent
  9. Keyboard and Drum Solo
  10. Juke Box Hero
  11. Long, Long Way From Home
  12. I Want to Know What Love Is
  13. Hot Blooded