Foreigner Announces 71 City U.S. Summer Tour

Post by: Rick Ellis 18 June, 2021
As the worst of the pandemic seems to be moving past us, lots of bands have announced new summer and fall tours. And one of the ones that I am most excited about is the new tour just announced by classic rock favorites Foreigner.

Now I don't blame you if you're skeptical about seeing any band live that had its first hits back in the 1970s. There are entirely too many classic rock bands cranking out lackluster tours with almost no original members and a live sound that can charitably be described as "workmanlike."

I've seen Foreigner live perhaps a half dozen times since 1976 and one thing I can say is that their live shows might be different now than they were in the original incarnation. But they are just as entertaining now as they were back then. It's just a different lineup and a different era.

Founder and original member Mick Jones is back for this massive 2021-2022 tour, along with Kelly Hansen, who has been the group's lead singer since 2005. That longtime lineup has kept the band's sound quite consistent and if you listen to their underrated 2009 album Can't Slow Down, you'd be hard-pressed to separate that release from those created during the group's commercial heyday.

Other band members for the upcoming tour include bass/vocalist Jeff Pilson (band member since 2004), keyboard/vocalist Michael Blunstein (band member since 2008), guitar/vocalist Bruce Watson (band member since 2011), guitar/vocalist Luis Carlos Maldonado and drummer Chris Frazier (band member 2ince 2011).

In other words, if you enjoy the hit music of Foreigner, you're likely to love them live and based on the just-announced first leg of their tour, they are going to be playing somewhere near you.

Foreigner was originally set to headline a tour called "Juke Box Heroes" last year, with supporting bands Kansas and Europe. As you might expect, the pandemic canceled that tour, and now Foreigner is set to tour by themselves in 2021 and 2022.

The U.S leg of Foreigner's world tour takes the band to 71 cities in 42 states and the remainder of the 121-date tour across 16 countries will be announced in November.

For tickets and more information, visit 

Thursday, June 24                     Ottumwa, IA - Bridge View Center
Friday, June 25                          Sioux Falls, SD - Washington Pavilion
Saturday, June 26                      Bismarck, ND - Bismarck Civic Center
Tuesday, June 29                      Casper, WY - Casper Events Center
Wednesday, June 30                  Billings, MT - MetraPark Arena
Friday, July 2                             Welch, MN - Treasure Island Great Lawn 
Sunday, July 4                           Fort Bragg, NC - Pope Army Airfield
Tuesday, July 27                        Fresno, CA - Saroyan Theatre
Wednesday, July 28                   Prescott Valley, AZ - Findlay Toyota Center
Friday, July 30                           West Valley, UT - Maverick Center
Saturday, July 31                       Grand Junction, CO - Los Colonias Park Amphitheater
Sunday, August 1                      Rio Rancho, NM - Rio Rancho Events Center
Wednesday, August 4                Lubbock, TX - Buddy Holly Hall
Thursday, August 5                   Enid, OK - Stride Bank Center
Saturday, August 7                    Park City, KS - Hartman Arena
Sunday, August 8                      North Little Rock, AR - Simmons Bank Arena
Tuesday, August 10                   West Allis, WI - Wisconsin State Fair
Wednesday, August 11              Cedar Rapids, IA - McGrath Amphitheatre
Friday, August 13                      Arcadia, WI - Ashley For The Arts
Saturday, August 14                  Interlochen, MI - Kresge Auditorium
Sunday, August 15                    Peoria, IL - Civic Center Arena
Tuesday, August 17                   Kettering, OH - Fraze Pavilion
Wednesday, August 18              Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
Friday, August 20                      Doswell, VA - AfterHours at Meadow Event Park
Saturday, August 21                  Selbyville, DE - The Freeman Stage at Bayside
Monday, August 23                   Syracuse, NY - New York State Fair
Wednesday, August 25              Bridgeport, CT - Hartford Healthcare Amphitheatre 
Thursday, August 26                  Webster, MA - Indian Ranch
Friday, August 27                      Cohasset, MA - South Shore Music Circus
Saturday, August 28                  Hyannis, MA - Cape Cod Melody Tent
Thursday, September 9             Grand Forks, ND - Alerus Center
Friday, September 10                Rapid City, SD - Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Saturday, September 11            Butte, MT - Civic Center
Tuesday, September 14             Everett, WA - Angel of the Winds Arena
Wednesday, September 15        Nampa, ID - Ford Idaho Event Center
Thursday, September 16           Airway Heights, WA - Northern Quest Resort & Casino
Saturday, September 18            Fort Hall, ID - Fort Hall Casino
Tuesday, September 21             Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater
Wednesday, September 22        Kennewick, WA - Toyota Center
Sunday, September 26              Reno, NV - Grand Theatre at Grand Sierra Resort
Wednesday, September 29        Saratoga, CA - Mountain Winery (orchestral)
Friday, October 1                      Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre (orchestral)
Saturday, October 2                  Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl (orchestral)
Monday, October 11                 Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre (orchestral)
Tuesday, October 12                 Youngstown, OH - Foundation Amphitheater (orchestral)
Wednesday, October 13            Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena (orchestral)
Friday, October 15                    Johnson City, TN - Freedom Hall Civic Center
Sunday, October 17                   Knoxville, TN - Civic Auditorium
Monday, October 18                 Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre
Tuesday, October 19                 Charleston, WV - Municipal Auditorium
Thursday, October 21                Reading, PA - Santander Performing Arts Center
Friday, October 22                    Wilkes Barre, PA - F.M. Kirby Center
Saturday, October 23                Baltimore, MD - MECU Pavilion
Monday, October 25                 Providence, RI - Performing Arts Center
Wednesday, October 27            Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre
Thursday, October 28                Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Friday, October 29                    New Brunswick, NJ - State Theatre
Saturday, October 30                Atlantic City, NJ - Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
Thursday, November 4              Corbin, KY - Corbin Arena
Friday, November 5                   Springfield, IL - UIS Sangamon Auditorium
Saturday, November 6               Southaven, MS - Landers Center
Monday, November 8               Savannah, GA - John Mercer Theatre
Tuesday, November 9               Augusta, GA - Bell Auditorium
Wednesday, November 10        Greenville, SC - Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Friday, November 12                 Macon, GA - Macon City Auditorium
Saturday, November 13             Tupelo, MS - Bancorp South Arena
Sunday, November 14               Brandon, MS - Brandon Amphitheater
Tuesday, November 16              Huntsville, AL - Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
Wednesday, November 17        Birmingham, AL - BJCC Concert Hall
Friday, November 19                 Biloxi, MS - IP Casino Resort & Spa
Saturday, November 20             Pensacola, FL - Saenger Theater
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