Foreigner is wasting no time in heading back on the road, with a massive 121-date world tour set for 2021 and 2022. In addition to the band's current North American shows — which kick off on June 24th in Ottumwa, Iowa and running through November 20th in Pensacola, Florida — the band will announce 15 more countries for a 2022 run later this year.
Frontman Kelly Hansen told Billboard, "We are full-on back on the road. There's been so many conversations over the last year with promoters and with our agents and with management, trying to figure out what's the safe thing to do, when can we do this, how can we do that? We're finally able to say we're getting out there, we're getting on the road. That's a great thing. . . (We're going) to all kinds of great places we don't always get to go to."
Even though Foreigner has never fallen into the category of "critics' darlings," songwriter, leader, and guitarist Mick Jones — the sole original founding member still in the band — told us that Foreigner's album sales and ticket receipts prove that they've always struck the right chord with fans: ["How can you complain about people listening, and hearing, and your music reaching so many people? I think it's wonderful. It's a great achievement to have these songs having stood the test of time like this, you know, and getting the amount of play they still do."] SOUNDCUE (:13 OC: . . . they still do)