Foreigner‘s “Juke Box Hero Tour 2020” with special guests Kansas and Europe has been pushed back until 2021. The 40-date trek was set to open on July 9th in Albuquerque, New Mexico at Isleta Amphitheater and criss-cross North America before wrapping on September 13th in Austin, Texas at Germania Insurance Amphitheater.
A message was posted online to the band’s fans on Foreigneronline.com, which reads:
To all our friends, Foreigner is disappointed to share the inevitable news that our Juke Box Heroes 2020 tour will no longer be taking place.
Mick Jones had this to say:
“We were very much looking forward to seeing you all at what promised to be a memorable evening of classic rock hits with Kansas and Europe this summer. We are grateful that so many of you had purchased tickets and we were looking forward to the tour as much as you were. We will get through this together and can’t wait to see you all again as soon as safely possible. If you have tickets for our Red Rocks show on July 22, please note that this date has been moved to July 22, 2021 as a Foreigner performance with a full orchestra. All tickets for this year’s show will be honored. We will be announcing the rest of our plans for 2021 shortly, and we hope to see you then!”
All ticket holders will be emailed directly with their refund options if their show is no longer happening or if they purchased tickets to the Red Rocks date and cannot attend or would prefer a refund. Visit livenation.com/refund for more information.
When we last caught up with Mick Jones, he told us that he’s thrilled with the fact that the older the songs get — the younger the audience seems to be: [“Luckily, we have a lot of great attendance at our shows and it’s fun playing for younger folk. There’s a lot of interest from younger people that must’ve heard it passed down from their parents, their siblings or whatever. Y’know, some nights you look out there and you wonder what year it is. It’s like kids singing the songs, know the lyrics, go crazy and it’s like, wow, am I still. . . is this still happening, y’know (laughs)?”] SOUNDCUE (:23 OC: . . . still happening, y’know (laughs))
POSTPONED: Foreigner / Kansas / Europe tour dates (subject to change):
July 9 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
July 10 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 11 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 13 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre (Foreigner and Europe only)
July 14 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 15 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
July 17 – Portland, OR – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater (Foreigner and Europe only)
July 18 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
July 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
July 22 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 24 – Kansas City, MO – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
July 25 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 26 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 28 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 29 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
July 31 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 1 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
August 2 – Pittsburgh, PA – S&T Bank Music Park
August 4 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
August 5 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
August 7 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
August 8 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
August 9 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 21 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
August 22 – Holmdel, NY – PNC Bank Arts Center
August 23 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 25 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
August 26 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
August 28 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
August 29 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
August 30 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
September 1 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
September 4 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place (Foreigner and Europe only)
September 5 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 6 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
September 8 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
September 9 – Southaven, MS – BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
September 11 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
September 12 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 13 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
July 22, 2021 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Foreigner with orchestra) ***JUST ADDED***
SOURCE: Press release
- Foreigner‘s “Juke Box Hero Tour 2020” with special guests Kansas and Europe has been pushed back until 2021.
- The 40-date trek was set to open on July 9th in Albuquerque, New Mexico at Isleta Amphitheater and criss-cross North America before wrapping on September 13th in Austin, Texas at Germania Insurance Amphitheater.
- Recently released is Foreigner‘s Double Vision: Then And Now, a CD/DVD collection featuring original band members including Lou Gramm joining forces with Mick Jones and Foreigner’s current lineup for “a once in a lifetime reunion concert for the very first time in the band’s 40-year history.” The show was captured during a 2017 concert in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort.
- The set features performances by Gramm and original members Al Greenwood, Dennis Elliott, Ian McDonald, and Rick Wills — alongside Mick Jones and the current incarnation of Foreigner — Kelly Hansen, Tom Gimbel, Jeff Pilson, Michael Bluestein, Bruce Watson, and Chris Frazier.
- Kansas will release its 16th studio set, The Absence Of Presence, on June 26th, marking the band’s first new album since 2016’s The Prelude Implicit.
- Kansas, led by co-founders Phil Ehart and Richard Williams, is supplemented by singer-keyboardist Ronnie Platt and new member keyboardist Tom Brislin.