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From London to Loch Ness: The Best Routes for Epic UK Self-Drive Tours
Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure through the stunning landscapes of the United Kingdom? Look no further than self-drive tours, the perfect way to explore this diverse and captivating country at your own pace. With a wealth of picturesque destinations and scenic routes, the UK offers endless possibilities for those seeking an immersive travel experience. In this article, we’ll guide you through some of the best routes for epic UK self-drive tours, starting from London and leading all the way to the legendary Loch Ness.
The Classic English Countryside Route
Heading north from London, immerse yourself in the classic charm of England’s countryside. This route takes you through picturesque villages, rolling green hills, and historic landmarks that will leave you in awe. Begin your journey by driving towards Oxfordshire, where you can explore the prestigious Oxford University and wander through its enchanting streets lined with medieval architecture.
Continuing northwards, make a stop at Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare. Visit his childhood home and soak up the literary atmosphere before venturing further into the heart of England’s countryside.
Next on your itinerary is the breathtaking Peak District National Park. Drive along winding roads that snake through dramatic landscapes adorned with heather-covered moorlands and limestone cliffs. Take a leisurely walk or hike one of many trails to fully appreciate this area’s natural beauty.
The Scottish Highlands Adventure
Leaving England behind, cross over into Scotland to experience its awe-inspiring landscapes along one of its most iconic routes – The North Coast 500. This circular route begins in Inverness and takes you on a journey around Scotland’s northernmost coastline.
As you drive along this route, prepare to be mesmerized by rugged mountains, pristine beaches, ancient castles, and sparkling lochs. Don’t miss out on exploring famous attractions such as the Eilean Donan Castle, the fairy-tale-like Dunrobin Castle, and the mystical Loch Ness.
The Scottish Highlands offer endless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Take a hike in the Cairngorms National Park, go wild swimming in one of its many lochs, or simply enjoy the tranquility of the breathtaking landscapes around you. With each passing mile, you’ll feel more connected to Scotland’s rich history and untamed beauty.
The Welsh Coastal Expedition
For those seeking coastal beauty and fascinating history, a self-drive tour along Wales’ stunning coastline is a must. Starting from Cardiff, head west towards Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. This rugged and diverse landscape boasts breathtaking cliffs, golden sandy beaches, and picturesque seaside towns.
Continue your journey northwards to Snowdonia National Park. Drive through winding mountain roads and be rewarded with panoramic views of majestic peaks and serene lakes. For adrenaline junkies, Snowdonia offers ample opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, or even zip-lining at Europe’s longest zip line attraction.
The Magical Irish Adventure
No UK self-drive tour would be complete without exploring Ireland’s enchanting landscapes. Begin your Irish adventure in Dublin and drive along the Wild Atlantic Way – a coastal route that stretches over 1,500 miles along Ireland’s western seaboard.
As you traverse this scenic route, marvel at dramatic cliffs like Slieve League and discover charming villages such as Dingle or Galway. Immerse yourself in Ireland’s rich culture by stopping at historic sites like Blarney Castle or exploring the vibrant streets of Dublin’s Temple Bar district.
Embarking on a UK self-drive tour allows you to create your own unique travel experience while immersing yourself in some of the most captivating landscapes this country has to offer. From London to Loch Ness, these routes will take you on an unforgettable journey through England’s countryside, Scotland’s Highlands, Wales’ coastline, and Ireland’s magical landscapes. So grab a map, hop in the car, and get ready for an epic adventure through the United Kingdom.
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Founded and led by British musician Mick Jones, Foreigner is a British-American rock band formed in 1976 in NYC, U.S. They have collectively sold over a stunning 80 million records worldwide.
Fifty percent British and fifty percent American, the original lineup was comprised of Mick Jones, Ian McDonald, drummer Dennis Elliot, singer Lou Gramm, keyboardist Al Greenwood and bassist Ed Gagliardi. They called themselves Trigger but changed to Foreigner because the musical alias Trigger was already taken by another group. The band was picked up by John Kalodner at Atlantic Records and after a year of recording and remixing the debut album, “Foreigner” was released in March 1977. The album is punctuated by classic Foreigner singles like “Feels Like the Very First Time,” “Cold as Ice,” and “Long, Long Way from Home.”
Propelled by the success of their first album, Foreigner’s sophomore album “Double Vision” followed in 1978 to rave reviews. Singles like “Waiting For a Girl Like You,” “Hot Blooded,” and “Juke Box Hero” received significant airplay. Foreigner’s timeless hits are the perfect additions to soundtracks in the film industry. Songs have been featured in Hollywood box office hits like “Anchorman 2,” “Magic Mike,” and “Pitch Perfect.” The single “Dirty White Boy” (from their third album “Head Games” in 1979) was introduced to modern audiences in the video game “Grand Theft Auto V.” The film industry and video game industry have helped Foreigner’s music stay relevant and have boosted sales via internet downloads.
On 13 June 2013 Mick Jones and Lou Gramm were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Mick Jones admits his vision for the band was to “combine Blues and R&B and make it sound soulful and authentic.” He cites influences from English music as well as American country music as inspiration for Foreigner’s unique sound. Foreigner has toured with rock bands like Journey and Styx.
Foreigner, Europe and FM. This was quite simply a stunning concert. Three fantastic groups featuring three amazing vocalists with voices that you'd happily trade a major bodily organ for, whether it be for rocking the house or simply for serenading the knickers off of that special lady in your life! First up was FM. Now it turns out that I've seen FM before as support for Thin Lizzy back in 2011 and although I don't remember it well, I do remember being impressed despite never having heard of them. Nowadays, I know them due to their hit 'Crosstown Train', which received well deserved and extensive plays on Planet Rock. FM are a band with a extensive catalogue of truly great rock songs. They've been going 30 odd years apparently, who knew? Vocalist Steve Overland is a very impressive front man with a superb voice and I will definitely be looking at lot closer at their back catalogue. Next up was Europe. Everybody but everybody, knows 'The Final Countdown'. Now I admit I've always thought of it and indeed Europe as trashy and throwaway euro pop, but put it on and there's not many who wouldn't know it and whether they admit to liking it or not, they normally sing along because poppy or not, it's a great song which I've grown pretty fond of! That said, when Joey Tempest and the boys want to get heavy, they get as heavy as you want. 'The Last Look At Eden' album was a superb showcase of just how good a group they can be and certainly turned me round in my thinking. Add to that the fact that Joey Tempest probably (if I'm honest, despite my love of Foreigner) stole the show! He gave an electric performance and absolutely had the audience in the palm of his hand. At one point, he recalled a boat trip from Sweden to Hammersmith as a 16 year old to see Thin Lizzy and inserted a few lines of 'The Cowboy Song' into the track 'Superstitious'. That was me won over straight away! Unfortunately, it was a short set and although we got to hear classics like 'Rock The Night and the banging 'No Stone Unturned', I was disappointed not to hear the truly excellent 'Catch That Plane' and 'Not Supposed To Sing The Blues'. They closed up with 'The Final Countdown' and the place went absolutely mental! I would happily go to see them as a headliner. Finally came Foreigner who opened up with 'Double Vision'. Strangely, there was no sign of founder member and lead guitarist Mick Jones but it transpires that he'd been unable to play on some of the other tour dates due to ill health. The band played three more songs being 'Head Games','Cold As Ice' and 'Waiting For A Girl Like You' before the appearance of Jones. The rest was almost shared by the whole audience who without much coaxing were happy to sing along word for word with the band and who were obviously having a great time. Kelly Hanson is, like his predecessor Lou Gramm, a great vocalist and fits perfectly into the role of Foreigners lead vocalist as he sounds so much like Gramm. Hanson also said they'd been touring and the one country he mentioned was Israel which I was delighted to hear. They entertained the rockers like me with songs like 'Urgent' and 'Cold as Ice' whilst catering also to the couples and ladies with their trademark ballads like 'Waiting For A Girl Like You' and the soulful 'I Wanna Know What Love Is' which they performed beautifully along with a school choir. If you've never seen Foreigner, big mistake because they are a superb band with something for just about everyone!
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No band fills an arena quite like Foreigner. Foreigner’s distinctive blend of classic rock, pop, progressive and blues is enthralling. The band’s energy, exuberance and flair for performance create the perfect atmosphere for a night of wild dancing, singing and general excitement. Even hip young cynics cannot escape their infectious oomph.
Foreigner’s April 2014 performance at Manchester Apollo was no exception. Despite numerous line-up changes over the years, the band continues to bond seamlessly on stage. As current front man and ex-Hurricane singer, Kelly Hanson, hugged Tom Gimbel while belting lyrics into his microphone, it looked as though they’ve never been apart. And it was this show of affection that allowed Hanson to expertly generate audience participation. An arena full of people clapping along to ‘Juke Box Hero’ was a powerful sight (and sound) to behold.
But Foreigner are no one-trick pony. When the time came for ‘Waiting for a Girl Like You’ Hanson and keyboardist, Michael Bluestein, were able to mesmerise the audience into almost silence. The aura of romantic reflection was almost tangible. And even I, a notorious PDA-phobe, was secretly heart-warmed to spy couples here and there stealing a romantic moment. And anyway, Hanson and Bluestein soon enough burst into an impressive power ballad alongside the rest of the band and an impressive show of lights.
Foreigner’s Apollo performance coincided with impressive download records. By June the band had gained no less than six RIAA gold and platinum certifications. The rockers certainly proved that digital popularity and live success really can go hand in hand.
Congratulations on 40 years of Foreigner. In concert, this band's musicianship is superb! Kelly Hansen sounds on pitch all the time - as does the rest of the band. The energy is positive, the band members all get showcased, and finally - FINALLY - Mick Jones comes out! I didn't know that he wouldn't appear until later and so I worried that he wasn't going to show at all. Maybe there was press about this and I missed it? No matter. I loved all the guitars - and the multiple keyboards and the sax player. Lots in the mix there. And it's great to see band members enjoying themselves - the waterworks via the drummer were really fun. But Kelly - darling, give a shout out to those die hard Foreigners fans who are of Mick's generation and still rocking - I am one - and as a horseback rider I could kick the ass of quite a few of the younger generation(s). But why would I? I rather sing along and dance. I am an artist, and , I love love love the high school choirs that participate. That keeps the spirit of the arts alive. So, gentlemen, thank you. And again. Keep up the great work; I hope to see you with Cheap Trick this summer!
Foreigner put on the best show we've seen in a long time! They were awesome. The sound and lighting were exceptionally well done. The guys performed with the stamina of twenty year olds!! My only complaint is that we spent a great deal of money to get second row seating with VIP passes, and within 20 minutes about 100 people from MANY rows back had rushed the stage and effectively blocked our view and pretty much ruined our experience as far as being able to enjoy being close to the stage. If we had known the venue would allow this to happen, we would have just bought cheap tickets and then rushed the stage with everyone else. Very disappointed with Harrah's Cherokee Casino Event Center. This should have never been allowed. Would I see Foreigner again? Hell yes! Would I spend lots of money to be front and center? Not on your life. I still managed to snag about three guitar picks...after the crowd in front couldn't catch them all...
I did not know what to expect with Kelly Hansen singing since the last time I saw Foreigner was back in the Lou Gramm days. I have to tell you, I was blown away. He absolutely nailed it on every level. Of all the bands out there that have adopted new lead singers during the current resurgence of 80's music, he is far and away the best. You really cannot tell the difference vocally between him and Gramm.
He was high energy and great with the crowd and the rest of the band fed off it and was as solid as ever. I saw them this time around opening up for Kid Rock, who was cool enough to pretty much give them the time that many headlining bands command. Kelly even sang Jukebox Hero from a raised platform in the middle of the crowd.
Great show, I highly recommend!!! Kelly's experience as front man of Hurricane really show's through and Mick Jones will always be the man.
I'll start by saying that I love the music of Foreigner. Having seen them 7 or 8 times since the 80's, this was definitely the worst show. Setlist was only 11 songs for a $90 ticket? Normally that would make for a pretty short concert with no opening band, so to stretch it out a bit, Kelly worked the audience by asking some questions and making a few jokes. The biggest let down was that their only remaining original member, Mick Jones, was nowhere to be found!! What happened?? No explanation, nothing I could find on any website. While Kelly is a good solid entertainer, we were essentially watching a tribute band last night. Arizona is a great place to pull a stunt like that however, the audience seemed oblivious to the poor quality sound, short setlist, missing member. The few folks I spoke to didn't even know who Mick Jones was.
I went to see Foreigner 40+ years ago when all the original members were there. I loved the band, Lou Gramm was fantastic! I was somewhat concerned that the music would not be the same or even close, but I was pleasantly surprised. The band gave us a great show - the sound was so close that I forgot at times that many of the members were not original. There was so much energy on stage that it transferred to the crowd and we had the best time!! Everyone was on their feet and dancing.
I took my daughter for her birthday (she wasn't even born when Foreigner came onto the music scene) and was surprised to find out she knew the lyrics to all the songs!
I encourage everyone to see them! You will not be disappointed! It was the best time I have had in many years!
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I had not seen Foreigner since the 80's and yes the lineup is vastly different but Mick Jones is still the man. He has assembled a group of musicians that absolutely rock the joint. And trust me sit as close as you can afford. I was in row 10, actually held up Kelly Hansen as he stood on the seat back in front of me, but this was nothing compared to the lucky souls in the first few rows, and it didn't matter stage left, right or centre. The interaction with the fans was incredible. People were encouraged to hammer on guitars and basses as the musicians lowered their instruments into the crowd. Too much fun!
Get drunk, buy the concert shirt, get the 40 in 40 CD or download, ($20 at the show) and prepare to be blown away!
Fantastic... Couldn't be more pleased with the singer, the band sounded great. Mick Jones, voice still sounds great as well.... Did all the best songs. Love that they had a local choir come and sing the chorus on 'I want to know where love is' during the encore. The place was packed, Lakeview Ampitheater .. felt bad that a bunch of ppl... we included, left as the encore started, hoping to beat the crowd and get home before midnight. They really need to do something about that so the bands don't think it's because of them. I would have loved to stay but would have been in line for 2 hours waiting to get out. Great show. I want to see them again, Maybe... Saratoga? Or Darien?
Despite Foreigner's age, line-up changes, and having just gotten over a 15 year hiatus, they still rocked. Plenty of energy, and one member of the band was a former founder of Dokken! They played a few new songs, which were surprisingly good, and I was surprised by how many of the other songs I recognized. Their set included all their best hits, "Double Vision", "Cold as Ice", "Feels Like the First Time", and they closed with "Jukebox Hero" in the encore. Also, their light show was one of the better ones I've seen, as it made use of an extensive series of color-changing poles - one of the more unique set-ups around.
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There are a ton of different Foreigner 2023-2024 dates on the classic rockers' schedule — and this website can help you find amazing tickets for any one of them! A major player in the arena rock movement of the 1970s and '80s-style AOR, Foreigner are also one of the best live acts on the planet. And they're ready to prove that for the last time in 2023, on their farewell tour!
"Urgent," "Hot Blooded," "Feels Like the First Time," "I Want to Know What Love Is" — you know the hits that made them one of the greatest rock bands of all time, and you can hear them performed on tour for the last time in 2023. Check out the schedule below to learn more about upcoming shows, click on individual links for seating details, and score your Foreigner 2023 Tickets today. It's the only way you can catch these Juke Box Heroes live and in concert!
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Foreigner announce first leg of farewell tour for 2023
The classic rock stalwarts are heading out on the road one last time, with farewell dates to extend until late 2024
Classic rock stalwarts Foreigner have announced the first leg of their farewell tour, revealing a slew of North American dates for 2023.
The tour is scheduled to begin July 6 at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre in Alpharetta, Georgia. It will continue throughout the US in July and August, wrapping up September 3 at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. Canadian rockers Loverboy (of ‘Working For The Weekend’ fame) will be on support duties for the shows. Tickets go on sale this Friday (November 18).
Per Billboard , the North American tour will be just one leg of a long farewell run Foreigner intend to carry out before they call it quits. More North American and international dates are set to be announced, with the band reportedly planning to tour until late 2024.
Foreigner’s line-up currently includes founding member Mick Jones, plus bassist Jeff Pilson, vocalist Kelly Hansen, keyboardist Michael Bluestein, guitarists Bruce Watson and Luis Maldonado and drummer Chris Frazier. Jones is the sole remaining member of the band’s original personnel to remain in the band – with all others joining in 2004 or later.
“Many years ago, I wrote a song called ‘Feels Like The First Time’ and today we are launching one last worldwide tour. We will be presenting a show that I know will have the same enthusiasm as our very first appearances,” Jones said in a statement.
“The tour will start this summer in America and we hope to get to every place that we have played over the last several years. While I’m sure our fans will have mixed feelings about the end of the road for the band, I know our shows are going to delight audiences everywhere.”
Foreigner were formed in New York in 1976 by Jones, along with ex- King Crimson member Ian McDonald, vocalist Lou Gramm and others. Their self-titled album arrived the following year, spawning hits like ‘Feels Like The First Time’ and ‘Cold As Ice’. They enjoyed continued success in the late seventies and early eighties, with hits like ‘Hot Blooded’, ‘Juke Box Hero’, ‘Waiting For A Girl Like You’, ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’ and more.
Gramm left the band in 2003, but has occasionally appeared onstage with the band as a special guest in recent years. McDonald, who left the band in 1980, also made a slew of recent cameo appearances prior to his death in February .
Foreigner’s 2023 North American farewell tour dates are:
JULY Thursday 6 – Alpharetta GA, Ameris Bank Amphitheatre Saturday 8 – West Palm Beach FL, iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre Sunday 9th – Tampa FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre Tuesday 11 – Nashville TN, Ascend Amphitheatre Friday 14 – Rogers AR, Walmart AMP Tuesday 18 – Kansas City MO, Starlight Theatre Wednesday 19 – St. Louis MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Friday 21 – Indianapolis IN, Ruoff Music Center Saturday 22 – Tinley Park IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Monday 24 – Cleveland OH, Blossom Music Center Tuesday 25 – Toronto ON, Budweiser Stage Friday 28 – Darien Center NY, Darien Lake Amphitheater Saturday 29 – Burgettstown PA, The Pavilion at Star Lake
AUGUST Tuesday 1 – Saratoga Springs NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center Wednesday 2 – Wantagh NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Friday 4 – Gilford NH, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion Saturday 5 – Mansfield MA, Xfinity Center Tuesday 8 – Raleigh NC, Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Wednesday 9 – Charlotte NC, PNC Music Pavilion Friday 11 – Dallas TX, Dos Equis Pavilion Saturday 12 – Houston TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Monday 14 – Austin TX, Moody Center Wednesday 16 – Denver CO, Ball Arena Friday 18 – Salt Lake City UT, USANA Amphitheater Sunday 20 – Phoenix AZ, Ak-Chin Pavilion Monday 21 – Irvine CA, FivePoint Amphitheater Wednesday 23 – Wheatland CA, Toyota Amphitheater Thursday 24 – Mountain View CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre Wednesday 30 – Detroit MI, Pine Knob Music Theater
SEPTEMBER Friday 1 – Uncasville CT, Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday 2 – Syracuse NY, St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview Sunday 3 – Holmdel NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
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Forty-five years after it felt like the first time for Foreigner, the veteran rock troupe is planning to tour for the very last time.
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The band, formed during 1976 by British guitarist Mick Jones, will launch its Historic Farewell Tour next July 6 in Alpharetta, Ga., with 32 U.S dates running through Sept. 3 in Holmdel, N.J. Loverboy will be opening. More legs, both domestic and overseas, are on tap through the end of 2024.
“Foreigner is a completely revitalized band with a whole new energy that has won the hearts of our fans all over the world, and I want to go out while the band is still at the top of its game,” Jones, 77, tells Billboard . “I had the idea that was to become Foreigner back in 1974, and I was 30 years old at the time. By the end of our farewell tour, over 50 years will have passed, and that’s a long time to be on the road.”
“This catalog of songs, it’s extremely challenging for a rock tenor vocalist like myself to sing,” explains Hansen, 61. “I never would have thought in a million years I’d be singing these songs in the keys at this age, and I don’t know how much longer I can do that at the level I need do. You can drop keys and do this and do that, but I’m more of an old school person. If I’m not doing it for real then I shouldn’t be doing it.
“We’re at an era in life where a lot of bands from the ’70s are right on the ragged edge of still being able to do shows. I see other musicians sometimes that I go, ‘Wow, that was disappointing,’ and I don’t want to be someone that other people say that about. I want to do this band the way it’s supposed to be, and when it’s not like that I don’t want to be doing it.”
Since its formation, Foreigner has released nine studio albums — five of them multi-platinum, plus the 1982 hits set Records — and sold more than 50 million records worldwide. It’s also notched nine top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, including rock radio staples such as “Feels Like the First Time,” “Hot Blooded,” “Double Vision,” “Urgent” and the chart-topping power ballad “I Want to Know What Love Is.” More than two dozen members have been part of the roster over the years, and members of the first two lineups made a series of guest appearances with the current lineup during 2017 and 2018.
Foreigner has a number of concerts scheduled this month and also in the spring, prior to the farewell tour launch — including March and April residencies at the Venetian in Las Vegas. Hansen adds that while Foreigner is calling a halt to touring it may not go away entirely. “I’m sure there might be the odd or occasional things we do,” the frontman says. “You can never say never about things. But for me this (tour) is it. It’s not like one of these, like we’ve seen, ploys to get people out to shows.”
Both Hansen and Jeff Pilson, Foreigner’s bassist since 2004, say that Foreigner – whose last studio album, Can’t Slow Down , came out in 2009 — may release some new music in the near future, too. “There’s a whole bunch of stuff in different stages of completion, so that’s not outside the realm of possibility,” Hansen predicts. Pilson says that Jones has been writing material with Marti Frederiksen that he expects the band to work on at some point.
“There’s probably four I’m aware of that are close, and some other snippets,” Pilson says. “Chances are there won’t be a whole new (album). I can see some new songs being added to some kind of a package or some kind of a single. I definitely see some new material coming, hopefully within the next year. We don’t need new material, but it’s always nice to have.”
The full itinerary for the first leg of the tour: Thu July 6th Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre Sat July 8th West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre Sun July 9th Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre Tue July 11th Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheatre Fri July 14th Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP Tue July 18th Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre Wed July 19th St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Fri July 21st Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center Sat July 22nd Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Mon July 24th Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center Tue July 25th Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage Fri July 28th Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater Sat July 29th Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake Tue August 1st Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center Wed August 2nd Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Fri August 4th Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion Sat August 5th Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center Tue August 8th Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Wed August 9th Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion Fri August 11th Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion Sat August 12th Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Mon August 14th Austin, TX – Moody Center Wed August 16th Denver, CO – Ball Arena Fri August 18th Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater Sun August 20th Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion Mon August 21st Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheater Wed August 23rd Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheater Thu August 24th Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre Weds August 30th Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theater Fri September 1st Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena Sat September 2nd Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview Sun September 3rd Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
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We’ve got bad news, Jukebox Heroes.
Foreigner is staging their ‘Historic Farewell Tour’ with Loverboy from March 24 all the way to Sept. 30.
66 more shows and then the “I Want To Know What Love Is” hot blooded classic rockers are hanging it up for good.
Before they’re gone though, fans will have the opportunity to catch Mick Jones and co. live in NY (where they got their start!) and NJ.
On July 28, Foreigner will swoop into Darien Center, NY’s Darien Lake Amphitheater .
After that, they’ll bring “Cold As Ice” and all their other massive hits to Saratoga Springs, NY’s Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Aug. 1, Wantagh, NY’s Jones Beach Theater on Aug. 2, Syracuse, NY’s St. Joseph’s Amphitheater on Sept. 2 and finally Holmdel, NJ’s PNC Bank Arts Center on Sept. 3.
Given the historic nature of this tour, tickets are surprisingly cheap .
In fact, at the time of publication, we found some going for as low as $30 before fees on Vivid Seats.
No, you’re not experiencing “Double Vision” — you really can see the legendary group for prices that make sense on their final tour.
Want to know more?
Keep reading; we’ll get you familiar with Foreigner’s farewell in no time.
All prices are subject to fluctuation.
Foreigner 2023 tour dates
The ‘Historic Farewell Tour’ will get underway at Las Vegas, The Venetian with back-to-back shows on March 24 and March 25 .
Throughout the run, they’ll play huge gigs in major North American cities like Fargo, ND (May 10), Nashville, TN (July 11), Dallas (Aug. 11), Phoenix (Aug. 20) and Idaho Falls (Sept. 26).
As of now, their final show is set to take place at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, CA on Sept. 30.
A complete calendar including all tour dates, venues, show start times and links to buy tickets can be found here .
Foreigner special guests
At each and every gig, Foreigner will follow fellow classic rock group Loverboy.
The band, most known for “Working For The Weekend” (which you may recognize as the soundtrack to the iconic Chris Farley-Patrick Swayze Chippendales ‘SNL’ sketch) are hitmakers in their own right.
If you need a quick refresher of the Canadian group’s output, you can find Loverboy’s entire catalog here .
Spoiler alert: “Turn Me Loose” is pure ear candy.
Foreigner band members
Now active for a whopping 47 years, the band has clearly had a bit of turnover.
For fans that want to take a peek behind the curtain, here’s a) who you might see when they come to a city near you along with b) what they play and c) how long each Foreigner member has been performing with the band.
Mick Jones – lead and rhythm guitars, keyboards, backing and lead vocals (1976–present) Jeff Pilson – bass, keyboards, backing vocals (2004–present) Kelly Hansen – lead vocals, percussion (2005–present) Michael Bluestein – keyboards, backing vocals (2008–present) Bruce Watson – rhythm and lead guitars, backing vocals (2011–present) Chris Frazier – drums, percussion (2012–present) Luis Maldonado – rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2021-present)
Classic rockers on tour in 2023
Many hitmakers that have been popular since the Carter administration was in full swing are still doin’ it this year.
Here are just five of our favorite classic rockers you won’t want to miss in the next few months.
• Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
• Billy Joel with Stevie Nicks
• The Doobie Brothers
• ZZ Top with Lynyrd Skynyrd
• Robert Plant with Alison Krauss
Need even more options? Check out our list of the 107 biggest groups from the ’80s on tour in 2023 here .