Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham join Foreigner on the road this summer and fall in celebration of Foreigner’s 40th anniversary.
Cheap Trick is also celebrating the 40th anniversary of their debut album while supporting their latest release We’re All Alright.
The 40-stop tour runs from mid-July through September, with additional Canadian dates in October.
Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience will join summer dates, touring with Cheap Trick and Foreigner through August 20.
Foreigner and Cheap Trick will play nearly a dozen shows together in the fall without Jason Bonham. The fall leg of the tour kicks off August 23 in Albuquerque, NM and wraps up September 9 in Auburn, WA.
Foreigner is releasing a companion album to celebrate the tour. The compilation album, titled 40, includes 40 hits from their four-decade career. The double-disc set includes songs recorded between 1977 and 2017.
Formed in 1976, rock band Foreigner’s career spans more than four decades. The band released their debut album Foreigner in 1977, which sold more than four million copies in the U.S. and stayed in the Top 20 for over a year.
Foreigner spawned many of the band’s most famous singles, including “Cold as Ice,” “Feels Like the First Time,” and “Long, Long Way from Home.”
In 1978, Foreigner released their second album, Double Vision, which was even more successful than their debut record. The album sold five million copies and produced the hits “Double Vision,” “Hot Blooded,” and “Blue Morning, Blue Day.”
Their third album, Head Games, produced the hits “Dirty White Boy” and “Head Games,” making the release another success for the band.
After stripping down to just four members, the band released their next album 4 in 1981, which spawned the hits “Juke Box Hero,” “Break it Up,” “Waiting for a Girl Like You,” and “Urgent.”
The band’s biggest hit song, “I Want to Know What Love Is,” from their 1984 album Agent Provocateur topped the charts in both the U.S. and the U.K.
Foreigner is one of the best-selling bands in the world, selling more than 80 million records worldwide.
Cheap Trick formed in 1973 in Rockford, Illinois and released their debut album in 1977. The band’s second album In Color, released later that year, was successful in Japan.
In 1979, Cheap Trick finally found mainstream success in the U.S. with the album Cheap Trick Budokan. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016, the band has played more than 5,000 shows throughout their career.