The Original Members of Foreigner Will Reunite For Two Michigan Performances
Group founder and leader Mick Jones will be joined by original frontman Lou Gramm, drummer Dennis Elliott, keyboardist Al Greenwood and multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald, along with the group's second bassist Rick Wills, for a pair of shows on Oct. 6-7 at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant....The concerts will be filmed for a TV special, DVD and live album, all expected to be released during 2018.
"One thing for sure is all the musicians are getting on very well together and it's just refreshing and we're really enjoying it," said Jones, who repaired a fractured relationship with Gramm when the duo was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2013. "Lou is good, and he's kept his voice. Al and Ian are playing the same as they did 40 years ago, basically, and it's a hoot. It's great adrenaline and very enjoyable. I think there's no bad apple anywhere in the whole thing, so I can't see any big problems."
Gramm, meanwhile, confirms that the feeling is mutual. "It's been exciting and certainly stirs up a lot of memories," he says. "It's great to be back on stage with Mick again, and the other members. There's been talk about this going on periodically over the last for our five years, but I'm pleasantly surprised and happy we can use this 40th anniversary to actually do it. It's certainly an enjoyable experience."
Tickets for the Turning Stone event run $22-$64. A small price to pay to see the group reunite and have the chance to be in the audience for the taping for TV and DVD.
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