Lou Gramm Hits The Road For A North American Summer/Fall Tour
Lou Gramm, the legendary voice of Foreigner is to hit the road on an extensive tour of North America this summer/fall. There are nineteen dates announced so far including June 5th when Gramm will perform an evening full of hits with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Atlanta, Georgia.
If you listen to classic rock radio on a daily basis, you’d be hard-pressed to go a full day without hearing the distinctive and powerful vocals of Lou Gramm blasting through your speakers.
As the voice of Foreigner, one of rock’s most popular and successful bands, Lou can be heard on every single one of the band’s classic hits, which includes sixteen Top 30 songs and nine Top 10’s over the years. For those into chart success, that’s one less than the Eagles and the same as Fleetwood Mac.
Here are the Top 10’s: “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Double Vision,” “Hot Blooded,” “Urgent,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “I Don’t Want To Live Without You,” “Say You Will” and “Cold As Ice.”
You know them well.
And let’s not forget “Head Games,” the rock anthem, “Juke Box Hero” and other rockers such as “Dirty White Boy,” “That Was Yesterday,” “Blue Morning, Blue Day,” “Long Long Way From Home” and “Break It Up” that cracked the Top 30.
By 1980, Foreigner’s first eight singles (from their first three albums, Foreigner, Double Vision and Head Games) entered the Billboard Top 20 charts, making them the first band to achieve that feat since the Beatles.
On Friday, June 5, fans are in for a real rock and roll treat as Lou will performing a vast selection of those Foreigner hits, along with such solo hits as “Midnight Blue” and “Just Between You and Me,” with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (Guest Conductor: Brent Havens) and his band at the Delta Classic Chastain Park Amphitheater in Atlanta, Georgia.
One hit after another.
In 1978, shortly after the release of “Hot Blooded,” Circus magazine remarked that Lou had a voice that Robert Plant might envy.
Of course, the rest was rock and roll history as when all might have been said but not yet done, Foreigner would join Led Zeppelin on the Atlantic Records label as one of the most successful artists ever on the imprint.
In May of 2013, Lou, with the help of writer Scott Pitoniak, released a must-read autobiography titled, Juke Box Hero: My Five Decades in Rock ‘n’ Roll (Triumph Books).
A month later, he would be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Lou and his band — currently comprised of brother Ben Grammatico on drums, Michael Staertow on guitar, AD Zimmer on bass and Andy Knoll on keyboards — have been on the road since the beginning of the year and have already performed a few dozen shows to date.
After the Chastain Park Amphitheater performance in early June, Lou will continue to tour throughout the year (see current itinerary below).
Come out and hear the voice behind the songs that have propelled Foreigner’s worldwide album sales to exceed 75 million units, making them one of the world’s best-selling artists of all-time.
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Thursday, May 21 – Snoqualmie Casino in Snoqualmie, Washington
Saturday, May 23 – Bakersfield Rockin Country Festival in Bakersfield, California
Friday, June 5 – Chastain Amphitheatre with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Atlanta, Georgia
Saturday, June 6 – Old Shawnee Days Festival in Shawnee, Kansas
Saturday, June 20 – Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield, Ohio
Saturday, June 27 – Rockin Ribs Festival in Augusta, New Jersey
Saturday, July 4 – Sun Peaks Concert Series in Sun Peaks Village, British Columbia, Canada
Friday, July 10 – Peacefest in Peace River, Alberta, Canada
Saturday, July 11 – BobStock in Fort Morgan, Colorado
Thursday, July 16 – La Fete Du Lac Nations in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Sunday, July 19 – Great S. Bay Music Fest in Patchogue, New York
Monday, July 27 – Olds Agricultural Grandstand in Olds, Alberta, Canada
Friday, July 31 – Rockin on the River Series in North Tonawanda, New York
Friday, August 14 – Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis, Wisconsin
Friday, August 28 – Beacon Theatre in Hopewell, Virginia
Saturday, August 29 – DeKalb Corn Festival in DeKalb, Illinois
Wednesday, September 2 – Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul, Minnesota
Thursday, September 3 – Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul, Minnesota
Saturday, September 12 – Clovis Music Festival in Clovis, New Mexico
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