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15 November 2022

Foreigner Announce ‘Historic Farewell Tour’ To Launch In 2023

Foreigner Historic Farewell Tour 2023
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Foreigner have announced that their touring days are almost over — but not before their ‘Historic Farewell Tour’, which kicks off next summer in Georgia.

The iconic band, formed in 1976 in New York City by British guitarist Mick Jones, will perform 32 North American concerts from July 6 in Alpharetta, GA through September 3 in Holmdel, N.J., according to Billboard, which noted the band would have more dates, both domestic and overseas, through the end of 2024.

“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,” Jones told Billboard. “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.”

The band confirmed the news on Instagram, sharing a picture of the Billboard story with the caption, “Have you heard?”

The end of touring for the band had been a topic of conversation for some time, mostly revolving around the topic of maintaining the desired caliber of the band’s performance, Foreigner’s frontman, Kelly Hansen, explained to Billboard.

“It’s a very difficult decision to come to,” he said. “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.”

Hansen added, “We’re at an era in life where a lot of bands from the ’70s are right on the ragged edge of still being able to do shows. I see other musicians sometimes that I go, ‘Wow, that was disappointing,’ and I don’t want to be someone that other people say that about. I want to do this band the way it’s supposed to be, and when it’s not like that, I don’t want to be doing it.”

Teasing possible new music on the horizon to Billboard, the iconic group has released nine studio albums, five of which went multi-platinum since their 1977 self-titled debut. The group still has a number of 2022 concerts scheduled and more in the spring, all occurring prior to the farewell launch. Tickets for The ‘Historic Farewell Tour’ go on sale Friday via

See the full list of dates for Foreigner’s ‘Historic Farewell Tour’ below.

July 6, 2023 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
July 7, 2023 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
July 9, 2023 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 11, 2023 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheatre
July 14, 2023 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
July 19, 2023 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 21, 2023 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center
July 22, 2023 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 24, 2023 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
July 25, 2023 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
July 28, 2023 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
July 29, 2023 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
Aug. 1, 2023 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug. 2, 2023 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach
Aug. 3, 2023 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Aug. 5, 2023 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
Aug. 8, 2023 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Aug. 9, 2023 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Aug. 11, 2023 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
Aug. 12, 2023 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 14, 2023 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
Aug. 16, 2023 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Aug. 18, 2023 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater
Aug. 20, 2023 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 21, 2023 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheater
Aug. 23, 2023 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheater
Aug. 24, 2023 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug. 30, 2023 – Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theater
Sept. 1, 2023 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Sept. 2, 2023 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
Sept. 3, 2023 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

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