Friday, April 22, 2011

Foreigner and The Grammy Foundation Launch New Music Program

 Foreigner and the GRAMMY Foundation® are pleased to announce a new program that will help provide funds for high school music programs across the country.  As part of Foreigner's on-going commitment to music education in high school, the GRAMMY Foundation will join the band in a combined effort to fund individual high school music programs.  At each concert on their summer tour with Journey, Foreigner will work with local radio and other media to initiate a contest to find a high school choir to sing "I Want To Know What Love Is" live on stage with Foreigner.  Details of the contest will be announced shortly and each winning school will receive a grant of $1,000 from the GRAMMY Foundation.  Foreigner is funding the grants out of the proceeds from sales of the band's CD at venues.  The tour commences on July 21st in Salt Lake City, UT and will run through the late fall.  A non-profit organization established by The Recording Academy® in 1989, the GRAMMY Foundation offers a range of music education programs under its GRAMMY in the Schools®umbrella.


"As far as I'm concerned, music is not only the most powerful form of communication between the peoples of the world, it provides a gateway that opens up a fantastic new dimension of feeling and creativity and anything we can do to provide our younger ones with the tools to express themselves through music is our goal in this partnership," said Foreigner's  Mick Jones.


"Although there are vastly greater resources available for young people to make music today than previously, schools are still at the heart of providing basic education in how to play and create music, and do it well," said Kristen Madsen, Sr. Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation.  "It is a core reason that we continue to provide critical funds for high school music programs through our GRAMMY Signature Schools program and why this partnership with the iconic band Foreigner is such a natural fit for us."


This summer, Razor & Tie will release a brand new Foreigner package featuring the band's greatest hits, including such classics as "Hot Blooded," "Cold As Ice," "Double Vision," "Waiting For A Girl Like You," "Juke Box Hero" and "I Want To Know What Love Is," a live DVD filmed in Chicago in March and a very special newly recorded CD.  The live DVD performance will be featured in a PBS TV national broadcast in the summer.


Foreigner is currently celebrating almost 35 years of legendary success with total worldwide sales approaching 70 million and countless gold and platinum album awards around the globe.  An impressive run of 14 Top 20 hits including worldwide number one hit "I Want To Know What Love Is," "Cold As Ice," "Double Vision," "Head Games," "Urgent," "Waiting For A Girl Like You" and video game staples such as "Hot Blooded" and "Juke Box Hero."  Foreigner's tours continue to electrify audiences and establish the group in its rightful place as one of the top touring attractions.  Formed in 1976 by English rocker Mick Jones, the current lineup includes: Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals/percussion), Jeff Pilson (bass guitar), Tom Gimbel (guitar/saxophone/flute), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), and Mark Schulman (drums).


For the first time in over 10 years, Foreigner and Journey will hti the road on a national tour.  Tickets are now on sale through online, phone and physical retail outlets, including select Walmart Ticketmaster locations across the country.


Foreigner and Journey Tour dates (more dates to be announced):  


21           Salt Lake City, UT                           Rio Tinto Stadium

23           Irvine, CA Verizon                          Wireless Amphitheater

24           Phoenix, AZ Desert                        Sky Pavilion

27           Maryland Heights, MO                 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

28           Minneapolis, MN                             Excel Energy Center

30           Tinley Park, IL                                 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

31           Clarkston, MI                                    DTE Energy Music Theatre


2             Cuyahoga Falls, OH                         Blossom Music Center

3             Cincinnati, OH                                   Riverbend Music Center

5             Columbus, OH                                   Crew Stadium, Ohio State Fair

6             Noblesville, IN                                 Verizon Wireless Music Center

9             Toronto, ON                                      Molson Amphitheatre

10           Darien Center, NY                          Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

12           Mansfield, MA                                  Comcast Center

13           Camden, NJ                                       susquehanna Bank Center

16           Hershey, PA                                      Hershey Park Pavillion

17           Wantagh, NY                                    Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

19           Virginia Beach, VA                         Virginia Beach Amphitheater

20           Raleigh, NC                                        Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek

21           Charlotte, NC                                    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte

24           Holmdel, NJ                                      PNC Bank Arts Center

27           Burgettstown, PA                          First Niagara Pavilion

30           Syracuse, NY                                    New York State Fair

31           Allentown, PA                                  The Great Allentown Fair


10           New Orleans, LA                             New Orleans Arena

13           Nashville, TN                                    Bridgestone Arena

14           Memphis, TN                                    Fedex Forum

16           Atlanta, GA                                        Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood

17           Tampa, FL                                         Gary Amphitheatre

18           West Palm Beach, FL                    Cruzan Amphitheatre

21           San Antonio, TX                               ATT Center

24           Dallas, TX                                          Gexa Energy Pavilion

25           Houston, TX                                      Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

28           Kansas City, MO                               Starlight Theatre

30           Albuquerque, NM                            Hard Rock Casino Presents the Pavilion


1             Englewood, CO                                 Comfort Dental Amphitheatre

5             Concord, CA                                       Sleep Train Pavillion

7             Chula Vista, CA                                  Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

11           Los Angeles, CA                                Hollywood Bowl

14          Marysville, CA                                   Sleep Train Amphitheatre

15           Mountain View, CA                        Shoreline Amphitheatre

19           Portland, OR                                    Rose Garden Arena

21           Seattle, WA                                       KeyArena



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