Foreigner Cancels ‘Juke Box Heroes’ 2020 Tour With Kansas, Europe

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Foreigner has canceled the Juke Box Heroes 2020 tour with special guest Kansas, and featuring Europe, scheduled for this summer. The May 19 announcement called the news “inevitable.” Foreigner’s founding member, songwriter and lead guitarist Mick Jones noted, “We were very much looking forward to seeing you all at what promised to be a memorable evening of classic rock hits,” adding, “we will be announcing our 2021 plans shortly.”

Among Foreigner‘s 16 Top 30 hits are some of classic rock’s most enduring anthems including “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Long, Long Way From Home,” the #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” and “Juke Box Hero.”

Their most recent release is November 2019’s Double Vision, Then & Now, a DVD/CD package that celebrates the 40th anniversary of the band’s iconic album. The 2020 tour was originally announced on Jan. 13. When Foreigner does tour, tickets are available here.

Watch this feature about the tour, starring Foreigner lead vocalist Kelly Hansen

Kansas released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner. Their catalog features 15 studio albums and five live albums, including three 6x Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, and Best of Kansas), and two one million-selling singles, “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind.” They are releasing their 16th studio album, The Absence of Presence, on June 26.

Europe is Joey Tempest (vocals), John Norum (guitars), Mic Michaeli (keyboards), John Leven (bass) and Ian Haugland (drums). The Swedish hard rock band is perhaps best known for the 1986 worldwide smash, “The Final Countdown.”

Their 11th studio album, Walk the Earth, was released in 2017. It was recorded at famed Abbey Road Studios in London with Grammy® Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Shooter Jennings, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton).

“The band is super thrilled that this summer, we’ll be back in the USA,” says the band’s Joey Tempest. “It’s been four years and we are honored to be on the road with Foreigner and Kansas for this extensive tour.”

Foreigner – Kansas – Europe – Juke Box Heroes 2020 Tour – Canceled

Jul 9 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Jul 10 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Jul 11 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Jul 13 – Irvine, CA -FivePoint Amphitheatre*
Jul 14 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jul 15 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
Jul 17 – Portland, OR – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater*
Jul 18 – Auburn, WA -White River Amphitheatre
Jul 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Jul 22 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Jul 24 – Kansas City, MO – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Jul 25 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Jul 26 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jul 28 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul 29 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
Jul 31 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug 01 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Aug 02 – Pittsburgh, PA – S&T Bank Music Park
Aug 04 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
Aug 05 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
Aug 07 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
Aug 08 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Aug 09 – Saratoga Springs, NY – SPAC
Aug 21 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Aug 22 – Holmdel, NY – PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug 23 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Aug 25 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
Aug 26 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Aug 28 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Aug 29 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Aug 30 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Sep 01 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Sep 04 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place*
Sep 05 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sep 06 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Sep 08 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
Sep 09 – Southaven, MS – BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
Sep 11 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
Sep 12 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sep 13 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater

*Kansas not performing

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