Foreigner Announces Farewell Tour with New Hampshire Show
It's the end of the line for Foreigner. The band has announced their final tour, which will make one last stop just shy of Maine.
It's their final lap around the world. Foreigner will hit the road on what they say is their final tour. The 32-date first leg of The Historic Farewell Tour begins in July 2023, and stretches through September. On August 4, 2023 the tour makes a stop at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, New Hampshire. Loverboy will open the show.
Tickets go on-sale Friday, November 18.
Foreigner frontman since 2005, Kelly Hansen, says his vocal ability at his age is part of the reasoning behind the final tour. Hansen tells Billboard, “I never would have thought in a million years I’d be singing these songs in the keys at this age, and I don’t know how much longer I can do that at the level I need do." He continued, "We’re at an era in life where a lot of bands from the ’70s are right on the ragged edge of still being able to do shows. I see other musicians sometimes that I go, ‘Wow, that was disappointing,’ and I don’t want to be someone that other people say that about."
Could Bangor get a show? It's a possibility. The band says more dates, both in the U.S. and overseas, will be announced. The dates are expected to stretch through the end of 2024.
Loverboy visited the Queen City last summer, opening for Styx and REO Speedwagon.