Feels like the last time: British-American Foreigner is calling it quits — but you’ll be able to catch the AM-radio mainstay one last time May 10 at Rogers Place on the band’s Farewell Tour.
Formed in 1976 by guitarist Mick Jones, singer Lou Gramm and others, the band sold more than 80 million records worldwide on the back of roller-rink, bush-party anthems Double Vision, Cold As Ice, Hot Blooded, Juke Box Hero, Urgent, and of course the junior-high slow dance classics, Waiting for a Girl Like You and I Want to Know What Love Is.
“Many years ago, I wrote a song called Feels Like The First Time and now we are performing one last worldwide tour,” says Jones in a press release. “We will be presenting a show that I know will have the same enthusiasm as our very first appearances. While I’m sure our fans will have mixed feelings about the end of the road for the band, I know our shows are going to delight audiences everywhere.”
Edmonton is the middle stop in the nine-date Cancuck sendoff, and they head to Saskatoon the next night. Headpins opens up the shows with nostalgia ticklers Don’t It Make Ya Feel and Just One More Time.
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Tickets for this bittersweet nostalgia love fest range from $69-125 plus fees, and go on sale to the general public 10 a.m. Friday at ticketmaster.ca.
“I’m sure there may be occasions when we’ll do some special appearances,” notes longtime singer Kelly Hansen, “but I think the time is coming for us to live off the road.
“Thank you all so much!”
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