Written by Ed Pevos, published to MLive on July 29, 2015.
DEARBORN, MI – Foreigner has sold more than 75 million albums. 10 of them have gone multi-platinum. Perhaps their next big album will be the one recorded right here in Metro Detroit at an upcoming intimate event.
The rockers are currently on tour with Metro Detroit’s own Kid Rock. They will be at DTE Energy Music Theatre for 10 shows beginning Friday, August 7, 2015 through Saturday, August 22, 2015.
After that, Foreigner will remain in Detroit to record a new album, and you can be there.
What: Foreigner records “The Hits Unplugged and Live” album
When: Monday, August 24, 2015 at 6:30pm (dinner) 8pm (concert)
Where: The Ford Motor Company Conference and Event Center, 1151 Village Rd., Dearborn
Tickets: $500 each, benefiting JDRF
Limited tickets to this event are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 313-248-1655.
Foreigner is donating their performance that evening, and their royalties from the record to JDRF, a charity close to the band’s heart. Their longtime tour manager’s daughter was diagnosed with T1D in 2003 when she was 4 years old.
The evening’s one-hour set will feature some of rock’s best-known hits including “Feels Like The First Time,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Juke Box Hero,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” and “I Want To Know What Love Is.”
The show will be opened by an a capella performance by Detroit student choir, Mosaic, who will also join Foreigner on stage for “I Want To Know What Love Is.”
Guests will enjoy a strolling dinner that will feature select menu items curated by Foreigner front man and celebrated foodie Kelly Hansen prior to the performance. Also taking place that night will be a charity event featuring significant Foreigner memorabilia.
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until they achieve a world without T1D. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF has invested nearly $2B in research over the past 45 years and is sponsoring scientific research in 17 countries worldwide.
“We are so pleased to be collaborating with JDRF for such a meaningful program,” says Foreigner founder/lead guitarist, Mick Jones, Songwriters Hall Of Fame member who either wrote or co-wrote every Foreigner song. “Type 1 diabetes is a cause close to
our heart, as our longtime tour manager’s daughter was diagnosed with T1D in 2003 when she was 4 years old. There is tremendous anticipation around our first ever live acoustic album, and we’re glad we could donate our performance fees and royalties to benefit such an important cause.”
*This article originally appeared on MLive, here.