The rock band Foreigner celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with a Canadian tour that includes a stop in Abbotsford.
The group plays Abbotsford Centre on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.
Its 10-city tour launches in Calgary on Oct. 11 and treks across western Canada, bringing its arsenal of top hits, including Feels Like the First Time, Cold as Ice, Head Games, Urgent, Hot Blooded, Waiting for a Girl Like You, Juke Box Hero, I Want to Know What Love Is, and more.
This tour will feature a companion album, a new career-spanning compilation titled 40, a double-CD set that features 40 hits from 40 years recorded between 1977 and 2017.
A double-vinyl version features 23 songs.
All prior recordings have been remastered and the album features two new tracks recorded especially for this release: Give My Life for Love and I Don’t Want to Live Without You.
Another milestone as part of Foreigner’s 40th anniversary celebration is the announcement of the forthcoming musical Juke Box Hero, premiering in Alberta in 2018.
The production is based on the screenplay written by the writing duo of Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, responsible for films The Commitments and Across the Universe.
Juke Box Hero is a coming-of-age saga written to the music of Foreigner.
Since the 1977 release of their first hit, Feels Like the First Time, and their self-titled album on Atlantic Records, Foreigner has been universally hailed as one of the world’s most popular rock acts with 10 multi-platinum albums, 16 top-30 hits and worldwide album sales exceeding 75 million.
Tickets for the Abbotsford concert go on sale Friday, June 2. Prices range from $59.50 to $89.50 (plus fees and service charges).