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For Immediate Release: January 24, 2012


Sarasota, FL: : Universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world, racking up scores of smash hits, multi-platinum albums, and sold out concert tours, the Van Wezel welcomes FOREIGNER on Tue. Feb. 7 @ 8 PM.

From “Cold As Ice” to “Hot Blooded,” “Urgent” to “Jukebox Hero,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You” to the chart topper “I Want To Know What Love Is,” Foreigner's thrilling mix of blustery blues and impeccably crafted pop continues to captivate generation after generation of music fans. Today, over 70 million albums later, Foreigner is an ensemble of talented musicians each adding their individual credentials to the mix to make the band stronger and more powerful than ever. Their latest album, Feels like the First Time, entered the Top 50 in the USA on a date that coincided with the re-entry of their previous release, Extended Versions II, in the same chart. This marks the first time in over twenty years that any Classic Rock artist has had its two most recent albums in the chart at the same time.

Foreigner songs have been featured in movies and TV shows as diverse as Happy Feet 2, Valentine’s Day, The Chipmunks, Hot Tub Time Machine, Sex And The City 2, Raising Hope, The Good Guys, Dancing With The Stars, Wipeout, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Protector and Ellen DeGeneres Show; radio and TV commercials for major brands including Coors Lite, Bosch, Stouffers, Motorola and Volkswagen; and some of the biggest video games such as DJ Hero, Guitar Hero 6 and Rock Band 3. Frequent video game users comprise a key factor in Foreigner’s renewed popularity with the younger demographic. The band is consistently in the Top 15 on Classic Rock Radio. They’ve had 9 Top 10 hits, their single, “Waiting For A Girl Like You” was No. 2 on the singles chart for a total of 14 weeks (a record in the history of Billboard magazine) and they were driven to No. 49 on Billboard's Hot 100 All Time Top Artists Chart. Phish, Daughtry, Julio Iglesias, Mariah Carey and Wynonna Judd have all recorded and played Foreigner songs for their legions of fans.

Ticket prices range from $32.10-$64.20. For more information and to buy tickets, contact the Van Wezel Box office at (941) 953-3368 or log onto


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