Foreigner Gets Double Vision
A KLBJ listener named Jay Rhoads sent me an email asking, "Hey, is the rumor true that Lou Gramm will be back with Foreigner when they play Austin in February?" Hmmm, that's a great question so I did a little research and here's what I came up with. Lou Gramm (vocals), Dennis Elliott (drums), Al Greenwood (keyboards), Ian McDonald (multi-instrumentalist) and their second bassist, Rick Wills, rejoined FOREIGNER's founder Mick Jones (guitar) on stage October 6 and October 7 at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Michigan.
Gramm spoke with RockBandReviews.com and said, "It was great to get back on stage with the original FOREIGNER. We played about six or seven songs; it was a lot of fun. And Mick, of course, played with us. And then the two bands — the FOREIGNER of today and the original FOREIGNER — actually played a few songs together, and that was also fun. And they are really nice guys and good musicians. And we had a lot of fun, and we're gonna do some more, I think." So there you go Jay, it looks like there could be a chance when Foreigner return to Austin to play ACL Live February 25, 2018.
The reunion on October 6 and 7 was recorded for a forthcoming 2018 TV special. A DVD and accompanying album release will be issued as well.
You can check out part of the reunion in the video where the guys perform "Long, Long Way From Home" and "I Want To Know What Love Is."