Sturgis, SD – In a surprise announcement last night, FOREIGNER front man Mick Jones announced that FOREIGNER will be reuniting with original band members to perform their greatest hits of all time at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip on Saturday, Aug. 4. Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Bruce Watson (guitar) and Chris Frazier (drums) will be joined by original band members Lou Gramm, Dennis Elliott, Al Greenwood, Ian McDonald and Rick Wills on the world famous Wolfman Jack Stage in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Double Vision, the band’s most successful album. Foreigner takes to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip stage armed as one of the most recognizable and listened-to bands in rock history. Watch the announcement video here: BuffaloChip.com/BANDS
Throughout its 40-year career, FOREIGNER has produced 10 multi-platinum albums, 25 Top 40 hits and sold more than 80 million copies, landing the band on Business Insider’s “Top 50 Best Selling Artists of All Time” list. The band is responsible for some of rock’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Double Vision,” “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 no. 1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is.” FOREIGNER continues to rock the charts with massive airplay, has had continued Billboard Top 200 album success and is listed 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).
Chart-topping hard rockers Red Sun Rising will take the stage prior to FOREIGNER’s performance. The band has topped Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart twice with two no. 1 hits, “The Otherside” and “Emotionless,” and the top ten hits “Amnesia” and “Deathwish.”