Lou Gramm to Sing With Foreigner at Several Shows

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Fans of hard-rockers Foreigner are in for a special treat this summer: Original lead vocalist Lou Gramm, who sang on the band’s biggest hits of the ’70s and ’80s, says he will make some appearances with the band. According to an article published on the website Blabbermouth.net, Gramm will take part in the band’s 40th anniversary tour, along with group founders Mick Jones and Ian MacDonald and early member Al Greenwood.

According to the article, Gramm made the announcement on the SiriusXM Trunk Nation show. Gramm is quoted as saying, “Mick and I have talked about it at length. I think there’s a number of the original band members that still play their instruments, and I think that if I make an appearance, it will be with the rest of the band, the original band. And we’ll do half a dozen songs and then maybe do some things with his band.”

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The article added that Gramm said he “would be open ‘to doing a song or two’ with only the current Foreigner lineup,” and that he “would feel a lot better with the original members around me. I just would think it’s appropriate, given what we’re celebrating.”

Gramm told the radio program that he hopes to perform seven or eight songs with the band. He added that he is unsure which other former band members might take part in the festivities, or in which cities he will appear. The tour, with support from Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, kicks off July 11 in Syracuse, N.Y.

Gramm left Foreigner in 1990, rejoined in ’92 and then left for good in 2003. Their current singer is Kelly Hansen.

Gramm and Jones last teamed in 2013 to sing the hits “I Want to Know What Love is” and “Jukebox Hero” at the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Foreigner Tour Dates

Jul 11 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
Jul 13 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
Jul 14 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Jul 15 – Hershey, PA – Giant Center
Jul 17 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Jul 18 – Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga PAC
Jul 20 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Jul 21 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake PAC
Jul 22 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Jul 25 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Jul 26 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Jul 28 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
Jul 30 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Aug 01 – West Palm Beach, FL – Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
Aug 02 – Tampa, FL – Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug 05 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Aug 06 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheater
Aug 08 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Aug 09 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Aug 11 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug 12 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
Aug 13 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
Aug 15 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
Aug 16 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St. Louis
Aug 19 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug 20 – Austin, TX – austin360 Amphitheater
Aug 23 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater ***
Aug 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion ***
Aug 26 – West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre ***
Aug 29 – Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre ***
Aug 30 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre ***
Sep 01 – Marysville, CA – Toyota Amphitheater ***
Sep 02 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre ***
Sep 04 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre ***
Sep 08 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater ***
Sep 09 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre ***

Watch Foreigner at the beginning: “Cold as Ice” from 1977


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