Attention Foreigner fans of Washington. Here's your chance to share a pint with the band.

Attention Foreigner fans of Washington. Here's your chance to share a pint with the band.

photo cred – Bill Bernstein

Press Release

(August 4, 2017) Beer and Rock and Roll? Yes please! Foreigner and Live Nation have brewed up a VIB (Very Important Beer) upgrade package fans may purchase to enhance their Foreigner 40th Anniversary tour experience. Foreigner’s Michael Bluestein and Bruce Watson - both craft beer enthusiasts and certified beer servers - have a new experience on tap where fans can pre-show with a flight of 3 local beers hosted alongside a local brewery expert, receive autographed swag such as a Foreigner CDs, custom Foreigner key chain and tote, early entry to the venue and more. Best of all, fans can chat one on one about brews and beats with Bluestein and Watson for the ultimate tailgate. 

“Bruce and I recently finished the CBS (Certified Beer Server) course, and upon completion…. In the burgeoning craft beer scene, it’s always a treat to get a firsthand look into the magical brewing process, and of course TASTE the fruits of their labor! We look forward to continuing these hop and malt filled adventures as the band travels throughout the country,” says Michael Bluestein.

Foreigner is currently touring across the US for their 40th Anniversary Tour, joined by their good friends Cheap Trick — who are also celebrating 40 years since the release of their self-titled debut album -- and special guest Jason Bonham who brings the music of Led Zeppelin to great night of rock ’n’ roll. Tickets are available at To coincide with the tour, FOREIGNER--Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Bruce Watson (guitar) and Chris Frazier (drums) – has released a celebratory 40th anniversary album that features forty FOREIGNER tracks throughout the years entitled 40 – Forty Hits from Forty Years (RHINO). This album is a comprehensive compilation of original hits and several tracks from the current lineup with Kelly Hansen on vocals including “Can’t Slow Down,” “Too Late,” and the Top 20 AC hit “When It Comes To Love.” The album also features two new songs, “The Flame Still Burns,” and “Give My Life For Love,” a brand new song by Jones. 

photo cred - Foreigner


·      Photo opportunity with Foreigner’s Bruce Watson and Michael Bluestein, craft beer enthusiasts and certified beer servers! *
·      Beer sampling hosted by your local brewery expert, featuring a flight of 3 local craft beers **
·      Autographed Foreigner CD
·      Custom Foreigner keychain
·      Limited edition Foreigner tote bag
·      Foreigner VIB coozie
·      Early entry into the venue concourse area
·      On-site VIP host
* Please note all activities take place prior to public doors.
** Local liquor laws apply



8/9      Chicago, IL    Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
8/11      Clarkston, MI     DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/12     Burgettstown, PA      KeyBank Pavilion
8/13     Noblesville, IN     Klipsch Music Center*
8/15     Kansas City, MO     Starlight Theatre
8/16     Maryland Heights, MO     Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
8/18     Dallas, TX      Starplex Pavilion
8/19     Woodlands, TX     Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
8/20     Austin, TX      Austin360 Amphitheatre
8/23     Albuquerque, NM     Isleta Amphitheater
8/24     Phoenix, AZ     Ak-Chin Pavilion
8/26     West Valley City, UT      USANA Amphitheater**
8/27     Las Vegas, NV     Chelsea at the Cosmos
8/29     Chula Vista, CA      Mattress Firm Amphitheatre**
8/30     Los Angeles, CA     Greek Theatre
9/1      Wheatland, CA      Toyota Amphitheater
9/2     Mountain View, CA      Shoreline Amphitheater**
9/4     Morrison, CO       Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9/8      Ridgefield, WA      Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
9/9      Auburn, WA      White River Amphitheatre

Since the 1977 release of their first hit "Feels Like The First Time" and their self-titled debut album on Atlantic Records, FOREIGNER has been universally hailed as one of the world's most popular rock acts with 10 multi-platinum albums, 16 Top 30 hits, and worldwide album sales exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll's most enduring anthems including "Juke Box Hero," "Cold as Ice," "Feels Like The First Time," "Urgent," "Head Games," "Say You Will," "Dirty White Boy," "Long, Long Way From Home," and the worldwide #1 hit, "I Want To Know What Love Is," FOREIGNER continues to rock the charts forty years into the game. Recent albums including Juke Box Heroes, a new compilation of digitally recorded Foreigner hits, and The Best of Foreigner 4 & More, recorded live from The Borgata, Atlantic City, both entered the Billboard Top 200 chart. Foreigner also featured strongly in every category in Billboard's recently released "Greatest of All Time" listing. Catalog sales often eclipse those of Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Def Leppard, Van Halen and most of their Classic Rock peers (Source: Nielsen SoundScan 2/11/16 - 2/3/16). Check out the US tour at any of the following stops, with more dates to be announced in the coming weeks and posted on the band's official website. Fans can check out for updates on tour dates and news.

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