Foreigner Announces Reunion Concert Featuring All the Original Members

Bill Bernstein


Classic rock group Foreigner has announced a special reunion concert, taking place at Sturgis Buffalo Chip in South Dakota on Aug. 4. Original band members Lou Gramm, Dennis Elliott, Al Greenwood, Ian McDonald and Rick Wills will join Mick Jones, Kelly Hansen and the other current members to rock through classics like “Feels Like the First Time” and “I Want to Know What Love Is,” which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1985.

The performance is being billed as the "first-ever ticketed reunion concert featuring all the original members," since original members have joined the band for surprise appearances in the past.

“It’s been incredible to have Lou, Dennis, Al, Ian and Rick join us for some surprise appearances throughout the past few years," Jones said in a press release announcing the gig. "It always brings back special memories. But now, for the first time, we are letting our fans know we’ll be making history together at The Buffalo Chip on August 4th with a Foreigner reunion concert, and we hope they’ll come on down to Sturgis and join us!"

The one missing member from the initial lineup will be original bassist Ed Gagliardi, who died in 2014.

Sturgis Buffalo Chip is an independent music festival geared toward motorcycle enthusiasts. The nine-day annual event is known as the largest music festival in motorcycling.

Tickets to the event are available here