Foreigner announces Farewell Summer 2023 tour dates in North America

Foreigner announces Farewell Summer 2023 tour dates in North America

Bittersweet news has come from classic rock band Foreigner about their farewell tour planned for summer 2023.

The tour starts on July 6thth, 2023 at the Ameris Bank Amphitheater in Atlanta, GA. The first leg of the tour will feature 80s rock band Loverboy. Tickets are available now through Live Nation.

Blabbermouth shares an interview the band’s lead singer Kelly Hansen gave about the band’s departure: “The time has come. We’ve been living our lives on the street for more or less almost eighteen years. We have always strived to give you our best and we intend to finish it the same way. Foreigner has a brilliant and increasingly sophisticated catalog of songs to sing and I refuse to give them less than they deserve. So we will finish strong. I want to make it very clear how grateful and appreciative we are to our audiences around the world who have supported this band. I’m sure there will be occasions where we will have special performances, but I think the time will come when we live off the road. Thank you all!”

Mick Jones also offered to comment, saying: “Many years ago I wrote a song called ‘Feels Like The First Time’ and today we are embarking on a final worldwide tour. We’re going to put on a show that I know will have the same buzz as our very first performances. The tour kicks off in America this summer and we’re hoping to hit every place we’ve played over the past few years. While I’m sure our fans will have mixed feelings about the end of the band’s journey, I know our shows will delight audiences everywhere.”

Some of the band’s most recent live performances have been in 2020 with other rock bands from Kansas and Europe.

Foreigner plans to continue her initiative with the Grammy Museum Foundation by having choirs open the show with a cappella performances of classic rock songs. Radio stations across the country will hold competitions for their local choirs to win donations for their music programs, with the top-scoring choir winning new musical equipment.

Dates of the farewell tour 2023:

July 6 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheater
July 8 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
July 9 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater
July 11 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
July 14 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
July 18 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theater
July 19 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
July 21 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center
July 22 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
July 24 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
July 25 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
July 28 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
July 29 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
August 1 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 2 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health in Jones Beach
August 4 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
August 5 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
August 8 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
August 9 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Bandstand
August 11 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
August 12 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 14 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
August 16 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
August 18 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater
August 20 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak Chin Pavilion
August 21 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheater
August 23 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheater
August 24 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 30 – Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theater
September 1 – Uncasville, Connecticut – Mohegan Sun Arena
September 2 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater in Lakeview
September 3 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center