Foreigner is considered one of the world’s bestselling bands of all time. The band was formed in 1976 in New York City by Mick Jones, Ian McDonald and Lou Gramm. The original core of Foreigner was Mick Jones, Ian McDonald, Lou Gramm, Al Greenwood, Dennis Elliot and Ed Gagliardi. They called themselves “Trigger” at first, but after finding out the name was already taken by another band they changed it to Foreigner. The name Foreigner came about because half of the band was British, and the other half was American. Foreigner was the band’s first debut they released in 1977. The band had been together for less than two years and they were already headlining theaters and playing sold out shows. Throughout the years of Foreigner, members had departed from the band or passed away. Jones is the only original member that is still apart of Foreigner.
Amongst the numerous number of singles, the band has also released nine studio albums, thirteen compilation albums and two live albums. They’ve sold over 80 million records. Two of their albums have reached top charts in the US and UK, while seven of their studio albums reached the top 30 of the Billboard 200. Foreigner’s number one song is “I Want to Know What Love Is.” Other popular hits are, “Waiting for a Girl Like You,” “Juke Box Hero” and “Cold as Ice.”
Don’t miss Foreigner on their 40th Anniversary Tour at Austin360 Amphitheater on August 20th.
W/ Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience
Sunday, August 20th
Gates at 6:00PM