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外國人合唱團
组合
音乐类型
出道地点紐約, 美國
倫敦, 英國
活跃年代1976年 (1976)
唱片公司
网站foreigneronline.com
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现任成员
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外國人合唱團(Foreigner) is a British–American rock band, originally formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musician and ex–Spooky Tooth英语Spooky Tooth member Mick Jones英语Mick Jones (Foreigner guitarist), and fellow Briton and ex–King Crimson member Ian McDonald英语Ian McDonald (musician) along with American vocalist Lou Gramm英语Lou Gramm.

Jones came up with the band's name as he, McDonald and Dennis Elliott英语Dennis Elliott were British, while Gramm, Al Greenwood英语Al Greenwood and Ed Gagliardi英语Ed Gagliardi were American.[2][3] Their biggest hit single, "I Want to Know What Love Is英语I Want to Know What Love Is", topped the United Kingdom and United States charts among others. Another one of their hit singles, "Waiting for a Girl Like You英语Waiting for a Girl Like You", peaked at number two on the US chart for a record-setting 10 weeks. They are one of the world's best-selling bands of all time with worldwide sales of more than 80 million records,[4] including 37.5 million records in the US.[5]

樂團歷史编辑

Beginnings and peak编辑

Since its beginning, Foreigner has been led by English musician Mick Jones英语Mick Jones (Foreigner guitarist) (former member of Nero and the Gladiators英语Nero and the Gladiators, Johnny Hallyday's band, Spooky Tooth英语Spooky Tooth and The Leslie West英语Leslie West Band).[6] After the collapse of the Leslie West Band in 1976, Jones found himself stranded in New York City; West's manager, Bud Prager, encouraged Jones to continue his songwriting and rehearse a band of his own in some space Prager had near his New York office.

Jones got together with New York keyboardist Al Greenwood英语Al Greenwood (who had just played with former Flash英语Flash (band) members Colin Carter and Mike Hough in a group called Storm), drummer Stan Williams and Louisiana bassist Jay Davis (later with Rod Stewart) and began jamming. Another friend, Stories英语Stories (band) singer Ian Lloyd英语Ian Lloyd (musician), was brought in to sing but Jones decided the chemistry was not quite right and retained only Greenwood as he renewed his search for players. During a session for Ian Lloyd's album, Jones met up with transplanted Englishman and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald英语Ian McDonald (musician) and another session for Ian Hunter英语Ian Hunter (singer) unearthed another fellow Brit in drummer Dennis Elliott. But after auditioning about forty or fifty singers, the right vocalist was becoming harder to come by until Jones dragged out an old Black Sheep英语Black Sheep (rock band) album given to him backstage at a Spooky Tooth concert a few years prior by that group's lead singer, Lou Gramm英语Lou Gramm. Jones put in a call to Gramm, who was back in his hometown of Rochester, New York after Black Sheep's break-up, and sent him a plane ticket to New York City. Gramm proved to be the missing piece of the puzzle and Brooklyn, New York bassist Ed Gagliardi英语Ed Gagliardi completed the new sextet.

A name, "Trigger", was tentatively agreed to and was the name that appeared on their demo tape, but it was passed on by all the record companies it was delivered to. John Kalodner英语John Kalodner, a former journalist and radio programmer who was working in A&R at Atlantic Records, happened to spot a tape on Atlantic president Jerry L. Greenberg英语Jerry L. Greenberg's desk with the Trigger identification on it. Kalodner had just been to hear an outfit called Trigger and realized that this was not the same band. He convinced Greenberg that at least one of the songs on the tape could be a big hit and to look into signing this group immediately. Because the Trigger name was already taken, Jones came up with the Foreigner moniker from the fact that no matter what country they were in, three would be foreigners, because he, McDonald and Elliott were English, while Gramm, Greenwood and Gagliardi were American.[7]

In November 1976, after six months of rehearsals, the newly named Foreigner started recording their debut album with producers John Sinclair and Gary Lyons at The Hit Factory英语The Hit Factory but switched to Atlantic Recording Studios英语Atlantic Recording Studios where they finished recording the basic tracks and completed the overdubs. The first attempt at mixing the album was done at Sarm Studios英语Sarm Studios, London. But, because of the band's dissatisfaction with the results, the album was re-mixed back at Atlantic by Mick Jones英语Mick Jones (Foreigner guitarist), Ian McDonald and Jimmy Douglass英语Jimmy Douglass. Bud Prager signed on as the group's manager, a role he would continue in for the next 17 years.

The band's debut, Foreigner英语Foreigner (Foreigner album), was released in March 1977 and sold more than four million copies in the United States, staying in the Top 20英语Top 20 for a year with such hits as "Feels Like the First Time英语Feels Like the First Time", "Cold as Ice英语Cold as Ice (Foreigner song)" and "Long, Long Way from Home英语Long, Long Way from Home".

By May 1977, Foreigner was already headlining theaters and had already scored a gold record for the first album. Not long afterwards, they were selling out U.S. basketball arenas and hockey rinks. After a show at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas on May 6, 1977, drummer Elliott injured his hand, prompting the band to call in Ian Wallace英语Ian Wallace (drummer) (ex-King Crimson) to play alongside Elliott on some of the dates until the hand was healed.

After almost a year on the road, the band played before over two hundred thousand people at California Jam II英语California Jam II on March 18, 1978 and during the following month, the band toured Europe, Japan and Australia for the first time.

Their second album, Double Vision英语Double Vision (Foreigner album) (released in June 1978), co-produced by Keith Olsen英语Keith Olsen, topped their previous, selling five million records and spawned hits in "Hot Blooded英语Hot Blooded", the title track "Double Vision英语Double Vision (Foreigner song)" and "Blue Morning, Blue Day英语Blue Morning, Blue Day".

Album number three, Head Games英语Head Games (album) (September 1979), co-produced by Roy Thomas Baker英语Roy Thomas Baker, which was referred to by Gramm as their "grainiest" album, was also successful because of the thunderous "Dirty White Boy英语Dirty White Boy (song)" and another title track hit "Head Games英语Head Games (song)". For Head Games, bassist Ed Gagliardi was replaced by Englishman Rick Wills英语Rick Wills. In his autobiography, Juke Box Hero (named after the seminal Foreigner song), Gramm explains why the band parted ways with Gagliardi: "He was a little headstrong and had his own ideas that weren't always compatible with what we were trying to accomplish. Ed was obstinate at times, playing the song the way he wanted to play it rather than the way it was drawn up. Jones often had to stop sessions to get Ed back on track. After a while it became tiresome and slowed down the recording process." Gramm went on to say that he was disappointed overall with Head Games and thought it sounded unfinished. It ended up selling about two million fewer than its predecessor.

In a 2015 interview with Classicrockrevisited, Gramm explains his thoughts about why Head Games sold less than the first two: "The big change in the band happened after Head Games and before Foreigner 4. We were really aware that Head Games didn't sell nearly as much as the first album or Double Vision. Part of that was because of the cover. The song "Head Games" was banned by a lot of radio stations after the cover of the album came out. Today, that would not have even been a problem. But in the Bible Belt, the cover of the cute little girl in the boys' bathroom erasing her number off the wall...They didn't see the humor in that. It wasn't supposed to even be sexy. She was sexy....she was cute. It was just the time and the place of what she was doing that was supposed to leave the impression. She was erasing her phone number off the wall of the boys' bathroom and that's all it was. A big deal was made out of that and it really hurt our sales."

In September 1980 co-founders Al Greenwood and Ian McDonald were sacked as Jones wished to have more control over the band and write most of the music (along with Gramm). In his book, Gramm goes on to talk about this difficult time: "The chemistry that made the band right in the beginning didn't necessarily mean it would always be right. I think a pretty major communication lapse appeared and I don't think anybody really knew what anybody was feeling—the deep, inner belief about the direction of the band and how we were progressing. We had reached a point where there was a lot of dissatisfaction".

In the liner notes for the 2000 release, Juke Box Heroes: The Foreigner Anthology, Jones went on to elaborate further: "Ian McDonald, who I consider a great musician and multi-instrumentalist, began to focus more and more on guitar playing, while I believed his true talent lay more in the dimensional and creative imagery he gave the first two albums. Al Greenwood, our keyboard wiz and a very important part of the Foreigner sound at the beginning, had also started to focus more on songwriting. Although both their contributions to the band had been vital, a conflict was developing about the musical direction of the band. I just felt we needed to clarify it. So Lou, Rick, Dennis and I made the decision, and that's when we went down to four."

And according to McDonald in a 1999 interview, "Mick and Lou decided they wanted to be the focus of the band. Mick wanted to make it more apparent that it was his group, so he decided to make a smaller group. That was his decision. I wouldn't have left—I loved the group, it was not my decision."[8] McDonald noted that there was much creative compromise working in the band and that he did more than he received credit for, much as he did in King Crimson. McDonald stated that "he had a lot to do with the making of those records and the arrangements and the creating of those songs, more than is probably apparent. I did a lot that went uncredited, which I was happy to do though. When you're in a group you must contribute as much as you can. I was happy to do that. But as I said, it maybe didn't appear that I was doing as much as I in fact was. I had a lot to do with that group... as well as... Mick Jones, obviously, and everyone else—I'm not trying to take all the credit, but I'm just saying that I was there, I was involved, and I loved it."[8]

The band was now stripped down to a quartet, with session players brought in as needed to record or tour (see below for complete list of members). Greenwood soon joined Gagliardi to form the AOR英语Album-oriented rock band Spys, with John Blanco, Billy Milne and John DiGaudio. The band released two albums, an eponymous debut, and the follow-up Behind Enemy Lines.

In the meantime, Foreigner began work on the next album at Electric Lady Studios英语Electric Lady Studios in New York City with producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange英语Robert John "Mutt" Lange, engineered by Dave Wittman (currently with Trans-Siberian Orchestra英语Trans-Siberian Orchestra). 4英语4 (Foreigner album) (released in July 1981) contained the hits "Urgent英语Urgent (song)" (which includes the famous Junior Walker英语Junior Walker sax solo), "Waiting for a Girl Like You英语Waiting for a Girl Like You", "Juke Box Hero英语Juke Box Hero" and "Break it Up英语Break It Up (Foreigner song)". Before releasing albums of his own, Thomas Dolby英语Thomas Dolby played synthesizers on 4 (he contributed the signature synth sound on "Urgent" and played the intro to "Waiting for a Girl Like You").[9]

For their 1981–82 tour in support of 4, the group added Peter Reilich (keyboards, synthesizers, who had played with Gary Wright英语Gary Wright), former Peter Frampton英语Peter Frampton band member Bob Mayo英语Bob Mayo (keyboards, synthesizers, guitar, backing vocals) and Mark Rivera英语Mark Rivera (sax, flute, keyboards, synthesizers, guitar, backing vocals). Mayo and Rivera had also appeared on the sessions for 4. Reilich was dropped in May 1982 but Mayo and Rivera continued with the band through 1988.

Their next album, Agent Provocateur英语Agent Provocateur (album), co-produced by Alex Sadkin英语Alex Sadkin, was released successfully in December 1984 and gave them their first and only No. 1 hit in 1985 (in the US, UK, Australia, Norway, Sweden, etc.), "I Want to Know What Love Is英语I Want to Know What Love Is", a ballad backed by Jennifer Holliday英语Jennifer Holliday and the New Jersey Mass Choir.[10][11][12] The song was their biggest U.S. hit. "That Was Yesterday英语That Was Yesterday (Foreigner song)" was the next single from the album in early 1985 and proved to be another sizable hit.

During their 1985 summer/fall tour, Foreigner appeared at the very first Farm Aid英语Farm Aid on September 22 in Champaign, Illinois.

In between his Foreigner commitments, Jones also started a side career as a producer for such albums as Van Halen's 5150英语5150 (album) (1986), Bad Company英语Bad Company's Fame and Fortune英语Fame and Fortune (1986) and Billy Joel's Storm Front英语Storm Front (album) (1989).

In December 1987 Foreigner released Inside Information英语Inside Information (album), spawning hits such as "Say You Will英语Say You Will (Foreigner song)" and "I Don't Want to Live Without You英语I Don't Want to Live Without You".

On May 14, 1988 the band headlined Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary英语Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden, culminating with "I Want to Know What Love Is", in which the likes of Phil Collins, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Roberta Flack英语Roberta Flack and other Atlantic artists joined in, singing in the choir.

Later during the summer, the band went back on the road but the touring for Inside Information was limited to Europe, Japan and Australia. For this tour, Rivera and Mayo were not available, so Larry Oakes (guitar, keyboards, synthesizers, backing vocals) and Lou Cortelezzi (sax) augmented the quartet of Gramm, Jones, Elliott and Wills.

Lou Gramm's departure编辑

In the late 1980s, Jones and Gramm each put out solo efforts on Atlantic. Gramm released Ready or Not英语Ready or Not (Lou Gramm album) in January 1987 and shortly after its release, rehearsals for Foreigner's next album had started but ground to a halt as Gramm's status with the group was uncertain. But after the promotion and concert dates for Gramm's album were finished, cooler heads prevailed and Lou rejoined Foreigner in the studio for Inside Information英语Inside Information (album), which was out at the end of 1987. Jones had Mick Jones英语Mick Jones (album) in August 1989, then Gramm followed with his second solo release, Long Hard Look英语Long Hard Look (October 1989), and decided to leave the group in May 1990 while preparing to tour behind Long Hard Look as the opener for Steve Miller Band英语Steve Miller Band. After finishing this tour, Gramm went on to form the short-lived band Shadow King英语Shadow King (band), which put out one eponymous album on Atlantic in October 1991.

Meanwhile, Jones brought in a new lead singer, Johnny Edwards英语Johnny Edwards (musician) (formerly of the bands Buster Brown英语Buster Brown (band), Montrose英语Montrose (band), King Kobra英语King Kobra, Northrup and Wild Horses英语Wild Horses (US rock band)). Edwards made his first live appearance with Foreigner at the Long Island club Stephen Talkhouse on August 15, 1990, where he, Jones, Dennis Elliott and Rick Wills appeared, joined by special guests Terry Thomas英语Terry Thomas (musician) (on guitar, who produced their next album) and Eddie Mack on harmonica.

The new edition of Foreigner released the album Unusual Heat英语Unusual Heat in June 1991. This was at the time their worst-selling album and only climbed as high as No. 117 on the Billboard 200, although "Lowdown and Dirty" was a minor mainstream rock hit, reaching No. 4 on that chart.

In July 1991 the new lineup of Foreigner played some European dates then made its official U.S. debut on August 9 performing on the second night of a Billy Joel benefit concert at Deep Hollow Ranch英语Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk, New York to raise funds for the preservation of Montauk Point Lighthouse英语Montauk Point Lighthouse.

For their 1991 tour, Jeff Jacobs, who had played in Joel's band, was brought in as the new keyboardist and Mark Rivera returned. But during the fall leg of this tour, Elliott decided to leave the group after a concert at The Ritz英语Ritz (rock club) in NYC on November 14, 1991 and embark on a career as a wood sculptor. Larry Aberman was then recruited as a temporary replacement until Mark Schulman arrived in 1992 to hold down the drum throne for the next three years. Scott Gilman (guitar, sax, flute) joined the touring band in 1992 and Thom Gimbel took over from Gilman and Rivera in late 1992 after they departed. When Gimbel went to Aerosmith in 1993, Gilman returned to handle the guitar/sax/flute duties until Gimbel came back permanently in the spring of 1995.

Gramm returns编辑

During the Los Angeles riots, inside the confines of the Sunset Marquis Hotel英语Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood, where Mick Jones had gone to meet with Lou Gramm, they both ended up sequestered by a city curfew. They decided to use their time together resurrecting their partnership. "I flew to Los Angeles, during the riots," says Gramm. "We got flown to John Wayne Airport instead of LAX because they were shooting at the planes. Mick and I were holed up in the Sunset Marquis英语Sunset Marquis Hotel in L.A., with armed security guards walking around on the roof. It was a little weird, to say the least."

Gramm ended up rejoining Foreigner, bringing along his Shadow King英语Shadow King (band) bandmate bassist Bruce Turgon英语Bruce Turgon to replace bassist Wills (who'd left after the band's 1991 tour after a falling out with Jones) and co-produced the band's second greatest hits album, The Very Best ... and Beyond英语The Very Best ... and Beyond (September 1992), which included three new songs.

In October 1994 Foreigner released what was supposed to be a comeback album, Mr. Moonlight英语Mr. Moonlight (album), in Japan. Featuring new drummer Mark Schulman and augmented by a fifth member, keyboardist Jeff Jacobs, this album was not released in the U.S. until February 1995 and fared even worse than Unusual Heat英语Unusual Heat. It only peaked at No. 136 on the Billboard 200, although the ballad "Until the End of Time英语Mr. Moonlight (album)" was a minor hit, reaching No. 42 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In January 1995 Ron Wikso (who had played in The Storm英语The Storm (American band) with former Journey members Gregg Rolie英语Gregg Rolie and Ross Valory英语Ross Valory) took over percussion duties from Schulman, and Brian Tichy英语Brian Tichy succeeded Wikso in 1998 before Schulman would return in 2000.

In 1997 Gramm underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor. The medications he was prescribed caused considerable weight gain and weakened his singing voice. By 1998, the band was back on the road, but Gramm was visibly struggling and it would take him several years to get back to the point where he felt comfortable on stage.

In the summer of 1999, Foreigner went on tour as the opening act for Journey and the following summer, Jeff Jacobs had to leave the road for a short time during the band's 2000 summer tour while his wife was giving birth to their child. Keyboardist John Purdell英语John Purdell (who had been co-producer of the new tracks on their 1992 album The Very Best of ... and Beyond) stepped in to sub for Jacobs until he was able to return.

In 2001 the Warner Music Group selected Foreigner and 4 to be among the first group of albums from their catalog to be remastered, enhanced and released in the new DVD Audio format.

In 2002 the 25th Anniversary Year brought affirmation of the enduring respect for Foreigner recordings with Rhino Entertainment英语Rhino Entertainment reissuing the 1977 to 1981 multi-platinum albums in special enhanced formats. Foreigner, Double Vision, Head Games and 4 received the attention of Rhino's staff with new photos, liner notes and bonus tracks of previously unreleased material. New greatest hits albums were also produced in the U.S. and in Europe. The U.S. version reached No. 80 on the Billboard 200 Album chart.

For the group's 25th Anniversary Tour in 2002, they were joined by former Heart and Montrose英语Montrose (band) beat keeper Denny Carmassi英语Denny Carmassi.

In late October/early November, then December, of 2002, Foreigner played in Belgium and Germany at the annual Night of the Proms英语Night of the Proms festival. It was the last time that Lou Gramm and Mick Jones would play together until June 2013. Gramm would leave the group in early 2003. Jones stated that he and Gramm split because they weren't communicating: "I think we really tried hard to save it, but it got to the point when we both realized that to go on would be detrimental for both of us."[13]

New frontman编辑

Jones, the founder and only remaining original member of Foreigner, decided to take some time off before looking to form a new lineup in 2004. On July 25, 2004 in Santa Barbara, California at Fess Parker英语Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort, Jones appeared at a benefit show for muscular dystrophy dubbed "Mick Jones & Friends" that included: Jeff Jacobs, Thom Gimbel, former Dokken英语Dokken bass player Jeff Pilson英语Jeff Pilson, future Black Country Communion英语Black Country Communion drummer Jason Bonham英语Jason Bonham (son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham and leader of Bonham英语Bonham (band)) and Bonham singer Chas West. West was front man for that show only. Inspired by the event and further encouraged by Jason Bonham, Jones continued the search for a new frontman. He would eventually find former Hurricane英语Hurricane (American band) singer Kelly Hansen英语Kelly Hansen, who had sent the band an audition tape and was invited aboard in March 2005, making his debut with the group on March 11 at Boulder Station英语Boulder Station near Las Vegas英语Las Vegas Valley.

Their 2005 BMG album, Extended Versions英语Extended Versions (Foreigner album), featured the new line-up playing all their classic hits live in concert in one of the most "studio like, clean sounding" live album recordings produced.[來源請求]

Foreigner joined Def Leppard along with Styx英语Styx (band) on tour in 2007. They also toured extensively in their own right in 2007—the thirtieth anniversary of the release of their debut.

In late 2007, keyboardist Jeff Jacobs left Foreigner after 16 years and was replaced, first by Paul Mirkovich英语Paul Mirkovich then by Michael Bluestein (in 2008). And in 2008, Bonham also parted ways with Foreigner. Bryan Head was then brought in to fill the drum chair. But his tenure was short and he also departed to be replaced by the returning Tichy.

The band released a greatest hits anthology on July 15, 2008, titled No End in Sight: The Very Best of Foreigner. The anthology included all of their greatest hits plus some new live recordings and a new studio track, "Too Late", which was their first new song release since the 1994 album Mr. Moonlight and the first recorded output of the new lineup.[14] "Too Late" was released as a single on June 17, 2008.

Recent events编辑

 
Foreigner live at Wacken Open Air 2016

Foreigner released a new album on September 29, 2009, titled Can't Slow Down英语Can't Slow Down (Foreigner album). It was one of several recent classic rock releases (AC/DC, the Eagles, Journey and Kiss being four others) to be released exclusively through the Walmart stores chain in the US, while in Europe the album was released by earMUSIC (a label part of the Edel group), charting top 20 in Germany (16) and Top 30 in Switzerland. Can't Slow Down debuted at #29 on the Billboard 200.[15] The first two singles from the album, "When It Comes to Love" and "In Pieces" both reached the Top 20 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart.

In 2010 it was awarded a gold certification from the Independent Music Companies Association英语Independent Music Companies Association,[16] which indicated sales of at least 100,000 copies throughout Europe.

In early 2010, Foreigner teamed up with Styx英语Styx (band) and Kansas英语Kansas (band) for the United in Rock Tour.

On May 4, 2010 it was announced that Brian Tichy's replacement as drummer would be Jason Sutter.

Jason Sutter's time with the band was short as he left by 2011. Mark Schulman then returned to Foreigner for his third go-round as drummer.

On February 20, 2011 the band played for the first time in Bangalore, India along with sitar player Niladri Kumar英语Niladri Kumar.[17]

In June 2011 Foreigner (again along with Styx) co-headlined with Journey on their UK tour. After this, they joined up with Journey and Night Ranger英语Night Ranger on a triple bill summer/fall tour of the US. For some dates of this tour, Brian Tichy英语Brian Tichy filled in for Foreigner's drummer Mark Schulman when he was not available.

From August 19 to September 10, 2011, Night Ranger guitarist Joel Hoekstra英语Joel Hoekstra did double duty playing for NR as well as subbing for Jones, who had taken ill. Right after this, guitarist Bruce Watson (ex-Rod Stewart) was brought in as Jones' stand-in for the tour's remaining dates and continued to tour with the group when they hit the road again in February 2012 after Jones underwent aortoiliac bypass surgery in Miami.

On October 4, 2011 Foreigner released Acoustique, which presented their best and most famous songs, along with some newer tracks, recorded in stripped-down acoustic mode.

In May 2012 after being diagnosed with colorectal cancer, Bluestein was forced to take a leave of absence from the band. His stand in on keyboards was Ollie Marland. Bluestein was able to return to the group in August 2012 and Tichy once again rejoined in the interim until his schedule with Whitesnake called him away. In September 2012, the man Tichy replaced in Whitesnake, Chris Frazier英语Chris Frazier, became Foreigner's new percussionist.

On August 31, 2012 after over a year away, Jones returned to the concert stage at Atlanta's Chastain Park英语Chastain Park. Guitarist Watson, in the meantime, stayed on until Jones was able to return to full health. At this very same show, keyboardist Derek Hilland (ex-Iron Butterfly英语Iron Butterfly, Whitesnake and Rick Springfield英语Rick Springfield) came on board to sub for Bluestein for the group's late summer/fall tour dates and again during the winter/spring of 2013 until Bluestein was able to return.

On January 9, 2013 the band's original drummer, Dennis Elliott, joined Foreigner on stage at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood, Florida to play on "Hot Blooded".

In addition to touring small clubs and venues, the band frequently is engaged for private parties and conventions,[18] including playing at SeaWorld in Orlando for an IBM Rational Conference (June 6, 2012), at the Gaylord convention center in Washington, D.C. for the Teradata Partners 2012 conference (October 25, 2012) and at SAP's Field Kickoff Meeting in Las Vegas (January 23, 2013).

On June 13, 2013 at the 44th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame英语Songwriters Hall of Fame Award Ceremony, Jones and Gramm were officially inducted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Billy Joel was on hand to induct Jones and Gramm, singing snippets of Foreigner's hits in his introduction speech. Jones said he was proud as the honor makes his work "legit". The duo then took stage one more time and, along with Thom Gimbel and the house band, performed "Juke Box Hero" and "I Want to Know What Love Is" with Anthony Morgan's Inspirational Choir of Harlem—a performance that brought the entire audience to its feet.[19]

In 2014 Foreigner teamed up with Styx英语Styx (band) and former Eagles guitarist Don Felder英语Don Felder for the Soundtrack of Summer Tour.[20]

Original bassist Ed Gagliardi died on May 11, 2014, aged 62, after an eight-year battle with cancer.[21] Although discussions of an original member reunion had been proposed, the original band had not performed together since 1979.

On June 18, 2014 Foreigner teamed up with the Brockton High School英语Brockton High School concert choir at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion英语Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston, MA. They performed one of their greatest hits: I Want To Know What Love Is.

On January 12, 2015 in Sarasota, Florida, Foreigner were joined on stage by original drummer Dennis Elliott and former bassist Rick Wills to play "Hot Blooded".[22]

In Hartford, Connecticut on June 24, 2015, Foreigner began a summer tour as the opening act for Kid Rock.[23]

Foreigner appeared on the "Today Show" on February 11, 2016 along with the choir from Our Lady of Mercy Academy to promote their Acoustic Tour and the release of their new album, In Concert: Unplugged.

On Saturday September 24, 2016, Foreigner performed before an estimated 20,000+ people at the 100th anniversary of the Durham Fair in Durham, Connecticut. The encore song "I Want to Know What Love Is" utilized the local Coginchaug High School concert choir for backup—their performance having been rehearsed with the band via Skype during the previous months.

In a 2016 interview, Jones talked about a possible 40th-anniversary reunion tour, featuring the Head Games-era lineup: "It's quite possible. We've actually been talking about it. I'm not at a point where I can say it's definitely gonna happen, but we're all working on trying to make it happen. It's kind of exciting. And hopefully it'll be feasible and possible to pull it off next year (2017). Lou (Gramm) and I have communicated and we've kept up a sort of loose communication as I have actually also with Ian McDonald, Al Greenwood, Dennis Elliott and Rick Wills. We're at the early stages, but we're trying to put something together to commemorate (it's scary when I say it) 40 years."[24]

On November 25, 2016, in celebration of their 40th anniversary, Foreigner released a limited-edition 10-inch vinyl EP, The Flame Still Burns, on Rhino Records for Record Store Day英语Record Store Day's Black Friday event. The EP's track listing contained the title song (which had previously appeared on Foreigner's Acoustique album and had earlier been featured in the 1998 film Still Crazy英语Still Crazy) plus live unplugged versions of "Feels Like The First Time", "Long, Long Way From Home" and "Juke Box Hero". On July 20, 2017, at Jones Beach Theater英语Jones Beach Theater in New York, the current Foreigner lineup were joined for their encore by Lou Gramm, Ian McDonald and Al Greenwood to help celebrate the band's 40th anniversary and Greenwood and McDonald came back the following year to take the stage with the group for their Jones Beach show on June 22, 2018.[25] Dennis Elliott likewise joined his old mates for two songs at Foreigner's show on August 2, 2017, at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre英语MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida.

Another reunion was announced for a pair of shows to take place on October 6–7, 2017, at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort英语Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, where the group was set to be joined again by Lou Gramm, Dennis Elliott, Al Greenwood, Ian McDonald and Rick Wills. The concerts were filmed for future release, appearing on PBS stations in the U.S. on June 8, 2018.

In a July 2018 interview with OC Weekly英语OC Weekly, bassist Jeff Pilson said that Foreigner has no plans to release a new studio album, but will continue to release singles periodically.[26]

On November 9, 2018, all surviving original members of Foreigner came on stage to play alongside the current line-up for a show at Microsoft Theater英语Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, beginning a series of "Foreigner Then and Now" concerts set to run through the end of the year.[27]

In October 2019, the group was slated once again to be joined by the surviving original players for a handful of shows as the Double Vision: Then And Now tour.[28] However, on October 2 ,it was announced that Lou Gramm would not be taking part in these dates due to illness.[29]

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  1. ^ Weinstein, Deena. Rock'n America: A Social and Cultural History. University of Toronto Press. 2015: 164. ISBN 9781442600157. 
  2. ^ The Foreigner Website: The Band: Interviews: Chat with Lou Gramm. 4eigner.net. [April 18, 2014]. 
  3. ^ Billboard. p. 26. April 19, 1986.
  4. ^ Fulton, Rick. Foreigner frontman Mick Jones insists he has no plans to retire as he reveals his band's plans for new album and more tours. Daily Record (Glasgow). March 28, 2014 [May 9, 2014]. 
  5. ^ RIAA – Top Selling Artists. Recording Industry Association of America. [February 3, 2010]. (原始内容存档于September 24, 2015).  已忽略未知参数|url-status= (帮助)
  6. ^ A Foreigner's Tale. Foreigneronline.com. August 7, 2015. (原始内容存档于October 20, 2014).  已忽略未知参数|df= (帮助); 已忽略未知参数|url-status= (帮助)
  7. ^ FAQ: Part I: The Band. Foreignerfiles.com. (原始内容存档于March 21, 2012). 
  8. ^ 8.0 8.1 Interview with Ian McDonald in Big Bang Magazine - ETWiki. Elephant-talk.com. [January 31, 2019]. 
  9. ^ FOREIGNER: 4. Connollyco.com. [April 18, 2014]. 
  10. ^ I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner | Listen, Appearances, Song Review. AllMusic. [April 18, 2014]. 
  11. ^ I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner Billboard Retrieved February 13, 2011
  12. ^ Black Gospel. Billboard. October 19, 1985: G-28 [April 18, 2014]. 
  13. ^ Chiu, David. "Foreigner Get a Makeover". Rolling Stone. May 19, 2005.
  14. ^ No End In Sight For Foreigner. Billboard. May 8, 2008 [April 18, 2014]. 
  15. ^ Trust, Gary. "Chart Beat Thursday: Barbra Streisand, Foreigner, Jay Sean". billboard.com. October 8, 2009.
  16. ^ Archived copy. [January 9, 2019]. (原始内容存档于August 27, 2017).  已忽略未知参数|url-status= (帮助)
  17. ^ Live - Foreigner Band India Tour along with Niladri Kumar in Bangalore - Buzzintown | event details, venue, address. Buzzintown. February 8, 2011 [May 13, 2012]. (原始内容存档于March 22, 2012).  已忽略未知参数|url-status= (帮助)
  18. ^ VMworld.com: The VMworld 2014 Conference for Virtualization and Cloud Computing. Vmworld2009.com. [April 18, 2014]. 
  19. ^ Class of 2013 Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame. Billboard. June 14, 2013 [April 18, 2014]. 
  20. ^ SOS 2014. Soundtrackofsummer.com. [March 4, 2015]. (原始内容存档于February 24, 2015).  已忽略未知参数|url-status= (帮助)
  21. ^ Giles, Jeff. Original Foreigner Bassist Ed Gagliardi dies aged 62. Ultimate Classic Rock. May 12, 2014 [December 13, 2014]. 
  22. ^ Sarasota 2015. Facebook. [March 4, 2015]. 
  23. ^ Foreigner Announce Tour. UltimateClassicRock.com. February 17, 2015 [June 8, 2015]. 
  24. ^ Interview Mitch Lafon 1on1 with Mick Jones (FOREIGNER) 2016. [January 14, 2017]. (原始内容存档于September 10, 2016).  已忽略未知参数|df= (帮助); 已忽略未知参数|url-status= (帮助)
  25. ^ Foreigner Co-Founder Ian McDonald of Honey West Reunites with Fellow Foreigner Original Al Greenwood for Surprise Performance. BroadwayWorld.com. [January 31, 2019]. 
  26. ^ Marshall, Clay. How Foreigner Intend to Thrive in Today’s ‘Singles World’. OC Weekly英语OC Weekly. [July 25, 2018]. 
  27. ^ Foreigner Announces Then and Now Concerts With All Original And Current Members. BroadwayWorld.com. [January 31, 2019]. 
  28. ^ Double Vision: Then And Now Foreigner Celebration Concert Returns To Mohegan Sun Arena. Newsroom.mohegansun.com. [October 12, 2019]. 
  29. ^ Singer Lou Gramm will miss 4 Foreigner shows due to illness. Apnews.com. October 2, 2019 [October 12, 2019]. 

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