Foreigner fans foaming at the mouth to catch the band on their upcoming 40th anniversary tour can whet their appetites by checking out newly posted live video footage of Foreigner's current lead singer, Kelly Hansen, and guitarist Jeff Pilson's studio performance on 'Nights with Alice Cooper.' The pair teamed up for an acoustic version of the band's 1977 debut single "Feels Like the First Time.”
Blabbermouth reported on March 16 that the legendary shock rocker and sometimes deejay posted the video clip from his syndicated radio show on his official YouTube channel on Thursday. Hansen and Pilson made a promotional appearance on the show as part of Foreigner's 40th anniversary celebrations, which includes a huge headlining summer U.S. triple bill with Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience, as well as a new compilation set, 40 – Forty Hits From Forty Years, due out this year via Rhino Records.
In the 3:35 minute clip, Hansen and Pilson quickly get down to work after brief introductions. The pair play seated with Pilson interspersing tight vocal harmonies along with crisp guitar accompaniment to Hansen's lead vocal as he opens the first verse, singing, “I would climb any mountain/Sail across the stormy sea/If that's what it takes me baby/To show how much you mean to me.”
“Feels Like the First Time” was the first of a string of hit singles, including "Cold as Ice" and "Long, Long Way from Home" to chart from the multi-platinum seller's 1977 self-titled debut album. Fans can check out the acoustic duet version above.
Foreigner's summer triple bill will kick off July 11 in Syracuse, New York, at Lakeview Amphitheater and wrap up Sept. 9 in Auburn, Washington, at White River Amphitheatre. Foreigner's 40th Anniversary Tour will also include select appearances from classic era members, including former lead singer Lou Gramm on a date to be announced.
Foreigner still has a few U.S. spring dates line up before they head overseas for shows in Europe. The “Hot Blooded” hitmaker's next stop is slated for March 31 in Mulvane, Kansas, at Kansas Star Arena.