FOREIGNER announce their first time in Italy, with a single date on 11 April at Milan's Alcatraz. They are the band that has conquered the world with songs that have rightfully entered rock history, from 'I want to know what love is' to 'Cold as Ice' and selling 65 million albums worldwide.
Their arrival in Italy also coincides with a new unreleased album after fifteen years, entitled 'Can't Slow Down', successor to 'Mr Moonlight', dated 1994.
Thus continues the saga of a band that has managed to make a successful formula of blues, rock and pop, becoming the progenitor of the scene called AOR (Adult Oriented Rock), as well as a reference point for myriads of bands that have crowded the rock and hard rock scene over the last thirty years.
FOREIGNER are universally recognised as an icon of the genre, not only capable of churning out unforgettable hits but also of delivering outstanding performances on stage, always confirming themselves as a band made up of first-rate musicians, such as the lead guitarist - and founder - Mick Jones. Around him revolves the line-up that sees Kelly Hansen on vocals, formerly leader of Hurricane. The multi-instrumentalist Tom Gimbel, who for many years was Aerosmith's extra man during their performances, can be found on guitar, saxophone and transverse flute. The band is completed by keyboardist Micheal Bluesteinformer Dokken Jeff Pilson to the bass and the immense Brian Tichy on drums, considered the class-rock drummer par excellence, having played with Billy Idol (for whom he wrote several hits), Glenn Huges, Ozzy Osbourne and Slash.
The titles of their hits speak for themselves; in particular 'I want to know what love is' has become the most popular rock ballad ever, an evergreen of worldwide fame. But that's not all: 'Hot Blooded', 'Waiting for a girl like you', 'Jukebox Hero' have been top of the world charts for months.
Many of these songs will be on the setlist in Milan on 11 April. A preview of the show we will attend is the bonus CD contained in their latest album, a sort of greatest hits live that shows a band that still has a lot to say.