Foreigner - Rocking 'Till The End
On August 23rd, Foreigner made a stop at the Toyota Amphitheater in Wheatland, CA near Sacramento as part of their Historic Farewell Tour.
Although, technically, none of the original Foreigner members were on stage, they do have the blessings of band founder, Mick Jones. Kelly Hansen, who replaced original lead singer, Loug Gramm back in 2005, leads the current band.
Some may say that this version is nothing but a glorified Foreigner cover or tribute band, but these are not your typical cover band or tribute band musicians. These guys are true and tested musicians, and some have been with the band since the mid 2000’s.
Regardless, it didn’t matter to the capacity crowd at the Toyota Amphitheater who sang along to almost every song and cheered and celebrated every stage move by Kelly Hansen.
The band did a relatively short set of 16 songs including encores and Keyboard and drum solos, but it was a very energetic and strong set filled with the band’s hits going back to the beginnings of the band and even songs from their albums with Hansen as lead singer.
There was an acoustic set of 3 songs, that didn’t dampen the energy of the spirit of the show, as the band was in top form.
For Juke Box Hero, Hansen, disappeared from the stage at the begging of the song, only to appear in the middle of the amphitheater up in the air over the crowd, which made for one of the most exciting points of the evening.
The tour will now continue to the following cities and more dates later in September and through October.
Weds August 30th Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theater
Fri September 1st Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Sat September 2nd Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
Sun September 3rd Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
1. Double Vision
2. Head Games
3. Cold as Ice
4. Waiting for a Girl Like You
5. Dirty White Boy
6. When It Comes to Love (Acoustic)
7. Girl on the Moon (Acoustic)
8. Say You Will (Acoustic)
9. Feels Like the First Time
11. Keyboard Solo
12. Keyboard and Drum Solo
13. Drum Solo
14. Juke Box Hero
15. I Want to Know What Love Is
16. Hot Blooded