Friday & Saturday (October 5th & 6th) Foreigner reunited with all the surviving former members to record a 40th Anniversary album.
Billboard reported the opening set on Friday featured the current lineup with Mick Jones, including frontman Lou Gramm who joined the band for an acoustic take on “Fool For You Anyway” before current keyboardist Michael Bluestein launched into a segment of “Tramontane” — which he dedicated to late Foreigner keyboardist Al Greenwood. From there, Gramm led the band through the classic “Juke Box Hero.”
Friday night was the first to feature Gramm, Jones, multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald, drummer Dennis Elliot, and longtime bassist Rick Wills, who replaced the late-Ed Gagliardi. The classic lineup of Foreigner ran through “Feels Like The First Time” “Double Vision,” “Blue Morning, Blue Day,” “Long Long Way From Home” and “Dirty White Boy” before they were joined by the current band for encore renditions of “I Want To Know What Love Is” and a show-closing “Hot Blooded.”
Although none have been announced, more Foreigner partial reunion gigs are expected to happen in the future.
The 40th Anniversary release will come out on CD/DVD.