October 14, 2020
WIBA-FM's 50th Anniversary Concert Series


The Hits On Tour
with Rev Jack
October 14, 2020
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
The Sylvee
$65 General Admission
Reserved Seating Available
All Ages Show

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With ten multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, FOREIGNER is universally hailed as one of
the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to
propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 80 million.

Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,”
“Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Feels Like The First Time,”
“Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way From Home” and
the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” FOREIGNER still rocks the charts more
than 40 years into the game with massive airplay and continued Billboard Top 200 album
success. Streams of FOREIGNER’s hits are approaching 10 million per week.

FOREIGNER also features strongly in every category in Billboard’s “Greatest of All Time” listing.
Catalog sales often eclipse those of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Def
Leppard, Van Halen, Aerosmith and most of their Classic Rock peers. (Source: Nielsen
SoundScan week ending 8/3/17). FOREIGNER‘s catalog sales were recently celebrated in
Business Insider as hitting the Top 40 among the Best Selling Music Artists of All Time.
FOREIGNER came in ahead of Britney Spears, Bob Dylan, Phil Collins, Prince, Queen, Bon Jovi
and many others. FOREIGNER is one of the most viewed YouTube Classic Rock artists with
weekly viewings frequently hitting the million mark (Source: Next Big Sound).

Founded in 1976, FOREIGNER‘s debut album produced the hits “Feels Like The First Time,”
“Cold As Ice” and “Long, Long Way From Home.” The album Double Vision followed, as did a
string of hits including “Urgent,” “Juke Box Hero” and “Waiting For A Girl Like You.” Those songs
helped give FOREIGNER‘s next album, 4, its impressive run at #1 on the Billboard chart. At the
zenith of 80’s sound, FOREIGNER‘s fifth album, Agent Provocateur, gave the world the
incredible #1 global hit,” I Want To Know What Love Is.” This musical milestone followed the
record-breaking song “Waiting For A Girl Like You.”

At FOREIGNER‘s core is the founder and Songwriters Hall of Fame member Mick Jones, the
visionary maestro whose stylistic songwriting, indelible guitar hooks and multi-layered talents
continue to escalate FOREIGNER‘s influence and guide the band to new horizons.

Jones reformed the band after a 2002 hiatus and selected lead singer Kelly Hansen to help write
an inspired new chapter in the history of FOREIGNER. One of rock’s greatest showmen, Hansen
is among the most respected, consummate professionals in rock and roll. With a 35-year career
that spans almost every area of music, from the role of lead vocalist to producing and
engineering, Hansen has led FOREIGNER into the digital age while inspiring a whole new
generation of fans.

FOREIGNER’s current lineup also includes multi-instrumentalist Tom Gimbel, noted bassist Jeff
Pilson, Michael Bluestein on keyboards, guitarist Bruce Watson and Chris Frazier on drums. An
unprecedented new level of energy led the group to a re-emergence of astounding music that
speaks to FOREIGNER‘s enduring popularity.

With renewed vitality and direction, FOREIGNER hit the Billboard charts again with the 2005
release of their live Greatest Hits album, Extended Versions. Can’t Slow Down followed in 2009
and entered the Billboard chart in the Top 30, driven by two Top 20 radio singles, “In Pieces”
and “When It Comes To Love.” To follow was the release of the band’s three-disc set, Feels Like
The First Time, which included an acoustic CD with an intimate and unique re-interpretation of
many FOREIGNER classics, studio re-records by the new lineup and a live performance DVD
showcasing the group’s exceptional live energy.

FOREIGNER’s music experienced another surge in popularity in recent years thanks to usage in
primetime television, major motion pictures, video games, advertising, and digital content.
Films such as Rock of Ages, Bad Moms, Angry Birds, Magic Mike, Pitch Perfect, television shows
Orange Is The New Black, Stranger Things, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Tonight
Show Starring Jimmy Fallon have utilized FOREIGNER’s songs to complete their soundtracks.
Advertisers including Toyota, Stouffer’s and Ford have turned to FOREIGNER’s music to engage
their fans.

In June 2013, Mick Jones was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. A multi-talented and
multi-dimensional “musician’s musician,” Jones has also written songs such as “Bad Love” with
Eric Clapton and “Dreamer” with Ozzy Osbourne, and produced records for others including
Billy Joel’s Storm Front and Van Halen’s 5150. A Grammy and Golden Globe-nominated
songwriter, Jones is the winner of the prestigious British Ivor Novello Songwriter Award for
“The Flame Still Burns,” the soundtrack music for the film Still Crazy.

In May 2014, Atlantic Records Chairman Craig Kallman presented Mick Jones with RIAA gold
and platinum digital awards for six FOREIGNER songs. These awards signify 500,000 and
1,000,000 downloads of FOREIGNER hits. That is more individual awards than any other
heritage rock band, and an illustration of FOREIGNER’s resonance in the digital era.
In recent years, FOREIGNER has headlined several Live Nation tours, rocking across the country
and the world with contemporaries and friends. In 2014, FOREIGNER headlined The Soundtrack
of Summer US amphitheatre tour with Styx and Don Felder. A hits compilation album of the
same name was released to coincide with the tour and immediately hit the Billboard Top 200
chart. In 2015, FOREIGNER joined Kid Rock on his “Cheap Date: First Kiss Tour.”

In October 2016, FOREIGNER hit a major milestone when the band performed for the very first
time at New York’s iconic Carnegie Hall with a sold-out acoustic show. The concert highlighted
the band’s ongoing relationship with the GRAMMY Museum’s initiative to promote music
education in our nation’s schools. It included an a cappella contest among New York high
schools who competed for a $5,000 prize donated by the band.

The year also brought the release of FOREIGNER‘s first ever live acoustic album In Concert:
Unplugged, recorded at a once-in-a-lifetime private concert hosted by Edsel B. Ford II at the
Ford Motor Company Conference & Event Center in Detroit, MI. The band’s royalties were
donated to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and the album is available exclusively
via Amazon.

The year 2017 marked the celebration of FOREIGNER‘s 40th anniversary. The Warner Music
Group released a double CD set “40,” which includes 40 songs recorded between 1977 and
2017. The album spent several weeks on the Billboard Top 200 chart and it features two tracks
recorded especially for this release, “Give My Life For Love” and a new version of “I Don’t Want
To Live Without You.” The album spent nine weeks in the Billboard Top 200 chart. The US
anniversary headline tour played 40 shows across the United States where the band was
supported by Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience.

In April 2018, FOREIGNER topped the Billboard Classic Album Charts for the first time with
FOREIGNER’s first-ever orchestral shows in Lucerne, Switzerland. The band went on to headline
orchestral shows in the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand throughout the year including
sold-out appearances at London’s Royal Albert Hall and the iconic Sydney Opera House. In the
summer of 2018, FOREIGNER starred in a thirty city Live Nation US summer tour with
Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening in support.

The excitement continues with the premiere of Juke Box Hero, the Musical in Canada. Following
a series of sold-out workshops in Alberta and Calgary, the musical will premiere in Toronto in
February 2019. Written by the prolific writing duo, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, responsible
for The Commitments movie and the Tracey Ullman TV show, the show features many of
FOREIGNER‘s 16 iconic Top 30 hits.

Our latest release is The Greatest Hits Of Foreigner Live In Concert. FOREIGNER is donating its
worldwide #1 hit song, “I Want To Know What Love Is” to the Shriners Hospitals for Children for
their 2019 advertising campaign. The band is also donating proceeds from sales of this album
to the Shriners. This is a major release available at Walmart and retail outlets throughout the
country and it is supported by a massive TV campaign by the Shriners. Details may be viewed
here: http://media.showthemlove.org