Foreigner celebrates 40 years of rock with Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham in Hershey on July 15
From a press release:
Responsible for some of rock ‘n’ roll’s most enduring anthems, including “Juke Box Hero,” “Feels Like the First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Hot Blooded,” “Cold as Ice,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Waiting for a Girl Like You,” and the worldwide No. 1 hit “I Want to Know What Love Is,” Foreigner continues to rock the charts today. The iconic band is turning 40 this year, and they’re bringing their friends along for the year-long celebration, which comes to the Giant Center in Hershey on Saturday, July 15 at 7 p.m.
Foreigner will be alongside Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick – who are also celebrating 40 years since the release of their self-titled debut album – and special guest Jason Bonham, who will be bringing the music of Led Zeppelin to a great night of rock ‘n’ roll.
Tickets, which are $37.85, $52.35, $62.35, and $82.35, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, Jan. 13 at noon and will be available at the Giant Center box office (550 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey), online at hersheyentertainment.com and ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 717-534-3911 or 800-745-3000.
With 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million.
“I never could have imagined when I set out to create Foreigner 40 years ago that we’d still be touring around the world and performing the music we love all these years later,” says founding member and lead guitarist Mick Jones.
“I can’t express the gratitude I feel when fans share stories of how our songs have been woven into their milestones and memories over the years. This summer, we are going to celebrate these songs, and I can’t imagine a better group of friends to share this monumental tour with than Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham, who are sure to make it a true tribute to the everlasting power of rock and roll.”
Fast approaching their fifth decade, Cheap Trick is among the most active and successful in music history, with featured appearances on over 20 movie soundtracks, more than 40 international gold and platinum certifications, myriad awards and industry honors, and total record sales well in excess of 20 million. Their latest album, “Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello,” arrived just as the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016, a long overdue honor that confirms their incredible influence while simultaneously acknowledging the millions upon millions of Cheap Trick fans around the planet.
“I don’t ever see us quitting,” Cheap Trick vocalist/guitarist Robin Zander says. “We’re not cut out for sitting around and watching TV.”
“This is what we do,” bassist Tom Petersson adds. “We’re very proud of this record; we have no problem going around the world playing songs from it. We’re going to do that anyway. That’s what we do.”
“We’re not a nostalgia band,” guitarist Rick Nielsen notes. “We never stopped making records, we never stopped touring. We’ve had ups, we’ve had super lows, but we kept at it and I think people appreciate that. Sometimes, I think we’re just too dumb to quit. We just keep going.”
The wristband policy will be in effect for this concert. Fans are permitted on the Hersheypark Entertainment Complex property beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13. Two hours prior to the on-sale, fans will be directed in front of Giant Center Box Office, where they will be issued a numbered wristband. Wristbands are available for one hour, and at the conclusion of that hour, a selected fan will randomly choose a wristband that will determine the line order. For example: If 1,000 wristbands are issued during that hour and the number 500 is selected, the person wearing wristband 500 will be the first person in line. Numbers 501 to 1,000 will proceed in line behind, followed by numbers 1 through 499. Once the line is in place, fans arriving after the wristbands were issued will be escorted to the end of the numbered line.