FOREIGNER Reveals New 40th Anniversary Reunion Plans; Original Band Members On Board For Finale; To Be Recorded For TV, DVD, Live Album
September 14, 2017, a year ago
Foreigner has determined the next 40th anniversary reunion for its original members, reports Billboard, and plans to preserve it for posterity.
Group founder and leader Mick Jones will be joined by original frontman Lou Gramm, drummer Dennis Elliott, keyboardist Al Greenwood and multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald, along with the group's second bassist Rick Wills, for a pair of shows on October 6th - 7th at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. The concerts will be filmed for a TV special, DVD and live album, all expected to be released during 2018.
This won't be the first reunion for the Foreigner alumni. Gramm, McDonald and Greenwood joined Jones and the current Foreigner lineup for a three-song encore on July 20th at Jones Beach in Wantagh, NY, while Elliott came on stage August 2nd in Tampa, Florida, and Wills had played with the group in June 11th in Spain. Earlier this summer Jones told Billboard that the success of those shows made another reunion - and possibly more - inevitable.