Foreigner fans got plenty of bang for their buck at the band's recent show on Aug. 4 in Sturgis, South Dakota during the 2018 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycle & Music Festival. The current line up was joined by classic era members and local singers from Stevens High School to perform the multi-platinum seller's 1984 single “I Want to Know What Love Is.”
Blabbermouth reports on Aug. 6 that sole remaining founding member Mick Jones welcomed ex-bandmates Lou Gramm (lead vocals), Al Greenwood (keyboards), Rick Wills (bass) and Ian McDonald (multi-instrumentalist) to perform the power ballad with current band members. The stage reunion was part of the 40th-anniversary celebrations surrounding the "Hot Blooded" hitmaker's 1978 studio album Double Vision and also coincided with the announcement of an upcoming 2018 U.S. reunion tour, which has been dubbed “Double Vision: Then And Now.”
Fans can get a taste the excitement courtesy of fan-shot footage posted Monday via YouTube. Gramm handles the first two verses, followed by current Foreigner singer Kelly Hansen, who takes the middle-eight as the students file on stage to help perform the instantly familiar chorus, singing, “I wanna know what love is/I want you to show me.”
The Double Vision: Then And Now Tour, which will feature past and present members of Foreigner, launches on Nov. 9 in Los Angeles at Microsoft Theater. Stops include Nov. 10 at in Rancho Mirage, CA, at Agua Caliente Casino and Nov. 30 in Atlantic City, NJ, at The Hard Rock before wrapping up Dec. 1 in Uncasville. CT, at Mohegan Sun Arena. Grab your tickets now at AXS.
Prior to the reunion romp, the current line up of Foreigner will continue to perform in the U.S. at a variety of festivals, state fairs and headline shows with their next stop taking place Aug. 11 in West Allis, WI, at Wisconsin State Fair. For all the latest details on Foreigner, click here.