Foreigner fans will want to put aside some of their hard-earned cash to purchase the multi-platinum seller's upcoming archival set “Live at the Rainbow '78.” The concert film will receive a home release in multiple formats on March 15 via Eagle Rock.
“Live at the Rainbow '78” features the band's classic-era lineup and captures the freshness and excitement of the “Juke Box Hero” hitmakers just prior to the release of their sophomore 1978 studio album Double Vision. Led by guitarist Mick Jones and ex-lead singer Lou Gramm, the band struts its stuff at a gig held on April 27, 1978, in London at Rainbow Theatre.
The setlist focuses primarily on material from the New York rockers 1977 self-titled debut album but also features some of the earliest live performances of tracks from Double Vision. Fully restored and remastered, the concert looks as good as it sounds. The energy coming off the stage is palpable as Foreigner rip through early hits like “Cold as Ice, “Feels Like the First Time” and “Long, Long Way from Home” with raw intensity and stellar musicianship.
The London audience was also treated to one of the earliest live performances of “Hot Blooded," as well as the title track from Double Vision. The songs would later become top 5 singles on Billboard's Hot 100 and help propel Foreigner's second studio album to No. 3 on the Billboard 200 with seven million copies currently sold in just the U.S. alone.
“Live at the Rainbow '78” features 12 early Foreigner classics and is available for preorder here in digital, DVD and Blu-ray formats. Fans can check out the extended trailer above.
The band's current line up is in Canada, winding up its Cold As Ice Tour, which concludes on March 17 in Halifax, NS, at Scotiabank Centre. The Hits Of Foreigner Tour launches in the U.S. on March 21 in Brookville, NY, at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, and will include a big stop April 24 in McAllen, TX, at McAllen Performing Arts Center. Grab your Foreigner tickets right here at AXS.