Foreigner13. January 2014

Just in time for Valentine’s Day earMUSIC releases “I Want To Know What Love Is – The Ballads“, 14 tracks previously never released on one album of  FOREIGNER’s best and most timeless ballads. Embracing over thirty years of award winning creativity, “I Want To Know What Love Is – The Ballads“ will be released on January 31st, 2014 in two different editions: as a standard jewel case, and as a 2CD Special Edition-digipak.

Featuring “I Want To Know What Love Is,“ originally released on 1984’s multi platinum album Agent Provocateur, the album also includes thirteen songs including classic hits such as “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Long, Long Way From Home“ from 1977’s self-titled debut album, as well as some modern masterpieces of their most recent albums Can’t Slow Down from 2010 and Acoustique from 2011, all of which are state of the art new recordings featuring FOREIGNER lead singer Kelly Hansen.

The Special Edition release is a must-have for all the die-hard FOREIGNER fans. Produced by noted Foreigner bass guitarist, Jeff Pilson, in December 2013, the bonus disc contains previously unreleased performances of all the hits and fan favourites, recorded from an acoustic show for the German radio station SWR1 in July 2013.

The album precedes FOREIGNER’S April 2014 UK Tour with special guests EUROPE and FM, which kicks off on April 3rd at the Manchester o2 Apollo. A tour in Germany and one date in Switzerland follows in the fall.

With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems, Foreigner continues to rock the charts more than thirty years into the game. “Our music has touched a lot of people worldwide,” says Jones. “Unwittingly, we've weaved into the fabric of people's lives.”

At Foreigner’s core is founder and lead guitarist Mick Jones, the visionary maestro whose stylistic songwriting, indelible guitar hooks and multi-layered talents continue to escalate Foreigner’s influence, along with lead vocalist Kelly Hansen, bass guitarist Jeff Pilson, drummer Chris Frazier, and multi-instrumentalist Tom Gimbel. In June 2013, Mick Jones was inducted to the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. A multi-talented and multi-dimensional “musician’s musician,” Jones has also written songs such as “Bad Love” with Eric Clapton and “Dreamer” with Ozzy Osbourne, and produced records for others including Billy Joel’s Storm Front and Van Halen’s 5150.  

Foreigner  had a blockbuster year and a recent surge in popularity due to several of their hits being  featured on the Rock Of Ages soundtrack, including “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Juke Box Hero” and “Waiting For A Girl Like You” – more songs than any other one band on the soundtrack.  Hollywood quickly took note, and several more tracks were featured in hit films “Anchorman 2,” “Magic Mike”, and “Pitch Perfect,” sending Foreigner downloads up 400%.  The video game industry was soon to follow. The blockbuster release, “Grand Theft Auto V,” features Foreigner’s “Dirty White Boy,” and “Hot Blooded” is included in the November 2013 release of “BandFuse.” The high visibility of Foreigner’s songs continues to introduce the band’s music to a whole future generation of fans.

FOREIGNER are: Mick Jones (guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Bruce Watson (guitar) and Chris Frazier (drums):

CD 1: Track Listing
“I Want To Know What Love Is – The Ballads“

1. I Want To Know What Love Is 
2. In Pieces 
3. Waiting For A Girl Like You 
4. When It Comes To Love 
5. Feels Like The First Time
6. Say You Will  
7. The Flame Still Burns 
8. Save Me 
9. I Can´t Give Up 
10. Fool For You Anyway 
11. As Long As I Live 
12. I´ll Be Home Tonight 
13. Double Vision 
14. Long, Long Way from Home 

CD 2 - Track Listing 
“An Acoustic Evening with Foreigner” 
(Special Edition Digipak)

1. Double Vision
2. Long, Long Way From Home
3. Say You Will
4. When It Comes To Love
5. Waiting For A Girl Like You
6. Dirty White Boy
7. That’s All Right
8. Fool For You Anyway
9. Feels Like The First Time
10. Juke Box Hero
11. I Want To Know What Love Is
12. Hot Blooded


March 2014
25-Israel-Tel Aviv-The Culture Palace
26-Israel-Haifa-Romema Arena
31-IR-Dublin-Olympia Theatre

April 2014 (UK Tour with Europe & FM)
4-UK-Newcastle-City Hall
7-UK-Nottingham-Royal Centre
8-UK-Sheffield-City Hall
11-UK-Bristol-Colston Hall
12-UK-London-Shepherds Bush Empire
13-UK-London-Hammersmith Apollo
15-UK-Wolverhampton-Civic Hall
17-BE-Antwerp-Trix Hall

Oktober 2014 (Acoustique Tour)
17-D-München-Circus Krone
18-D-Halle / Saale-Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Halle
22-D-Baden Baden-Festspielhaus
28-D-Frankfurt-Alte Oper

November 2014 (Acoustique Tour)
3-D-Hamburg-CCH 2

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