Foreigner Bringing Their Juke Box of Hits to Las Vegas Residency

By Melinda Sheckells

Source: Billboard

Las Vegas is raining rock bands thanks to a run on residencies for the biggest legacy acts of the genre ranging from British metal hitmakers like Def Leppard to classic hard rockers like Journey.

Now, Foreigner takes its place in the pantheon of rock gods lighting up the Strip with 10 dates at The Venetian Theatre, inside The Venetian Resort, starting in January 2020.

Having sold more than 80 million albums with a catalog of songs that defined the late 1970s and early 1980s, such as “Double Vision,” “Juke Box Hero,” “I Want to Know What Love Is” and “Hot Blooded,” the band’s lineup includes founding member and guitarist Mick Jones, longtime multi-instrumentalist Thom Gimbel, lead singer Kelly Hansen, bassist Jeff Pilson, Michael Bluestein on keyboards, guitarist Bruce Watson, and drummer Chris Frazier.

Hansen, who joined the group 15 years ago, told Billboard in an exclusive interview that they thought they were riding a wave of classic rock resurgence back then but it’s even bigger now.

“I think it has to do with the quality of the songs,” he says, referencing that the band plays around 110 shows every year and just came back from a European tour.

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