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01 November 2023

Foreigner To Headline Arizona’s Inaugural ‘Rock The Block’ Concert

Foreigner Rock The Block Concert 2024
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Foreigner will be headlining Arizona’s first-ever Rock the Block concert, which will open collector car auction house Barrett-Jackson’s 2024 Scottsdale auction.

The concert is scheduled for Friday, 19 January at Auction Arena at WestWorld of Scottsdale, with tickets on sale starting Wednesday, November 1.

“We are thrilled to introduce the inaugural Rock the Block as an exciting way to kick off our world-renowned Scottsdale Auction in January,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “This unique blend of live classic rock and automotive excellence underscores our commitment to providing an unparalleled experience at Barrett-Jackson. We look forward to welcoming fans and enthusiasts for this unforgettable occasion in the auction arena.”

Barrett-Jackson’s 2024 Scottsdale Auction is happening January 20-28, featuring about 1,900 collectible cars, trucks and SUVs.

In the meantime, Foreigner still have a few more dates left on the 2023 leg of their farewell tour. Their next show is happening Wednesday, 1 November, in Johnson City, Tennessee. Visit the band’s official website for further information.

“Foreigner is a completely revitalized band with a whole new energy that has won the hearts of our fans all over the world, and I want to go out while the band is still at the top of its game,” guitarist and founding member Mick Jones told Billboard before the band embarked on their Farewell Tour. “I had the idea that was to become Foreigner back in 1974, and I was 30 years old at the time. By the end of our farewell tour, over 50 years will have passed, and that’s a long time to be on the road.”

Vocalist Kelly Hanson added “It’s a very difficult decision to come to. This catalogue of songs, it’s extremely challenging for a rock tenor vocalist like myself to sing. I never would have thought in a million years I’d be singing these songs in the keys at this age, and I don’t know how much longer I can do that at the level I need do. You can drop keys and do this and do that, but I’m more of an old-school person. If I’m not doing it for real, then I shouldn’t be doing it.”

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