Home LEISURE Events Guess who will be rocking SA later this year? Foreigner!

Guess who will be rocking SA later this year? Foreigner!

Can we get a whoop whoop?! Tickets go on sale this coming Friday (nope, it is not an April Fool’s joke!), so make sure you don’t wait until the last minute.

With 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 80 million.

The best news of all is that they will be touring the country in October with a lineup including Kelly Hansen on vocals, Dokken bassist Jeff Pilson, Michael Bluestein on keyboards, guitarist Bruce Watson, Chris Frazier on drums and guitarist Luis Carlos Maldonado.

Foreigner are best-known for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including Juke Box Hero, Cold As Ice, Hot Blooded, Waiting For A Girl Like You, Feels Like The First Time, Urgent, Head Games, and the worldwide #1 hit, I Want To Know What Love Is.

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With renewed vitality and direction, Foreigner hit the Billboard charts again with the 2005 release of their live Greatest Hits album, Extended VersionsCan’t Slow Down followed in 2009 and entered the Billboard chart in the Top 30, driven by two Top 20 radio singles, In Pieces and When It Comes To Love.

To follow was the release of the band’s three-disc set, Feels Like The First Time, which included an acoustic CD with an intimate and unique re-interpretation of many Foreigner classics, studio re-records by the new lineup and a live performance DVD.

Foreigner’s music experienced another surge in popularity in recent years thanks to usage in primetime television, major motion pictures, video games, advertising and digital content.

Films such as Rock of AgesBad MomsAngry BirdsMagic MikePitch PerfectGood Boys and The Eternals, and television shows Orange Is The New BlackStranger ThingsThe Late Show with Stephen ColbertThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Tacoma FD have all featured Foreigner’s songs.

Tickets: From R575, April 1 from 9am available here. Shows will be in Pretoria on October 9 October at SunBet Arena, Time Square and in Cape Town on October 11 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest.

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