November 10, 2014

Foreigner to perform at the Lied Center Nov. 14

Foreigner (publicity photo)

Hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world, Foreigner will take the stage at the Lied Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14.

With 10 multiplatinum albums and 16 top 30 hits, Foreigner has a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales that exceed 75 million. Responsible for some of rock ‘n’ roll’s most enduring anthems, including “Juke Box Hero,” “Feels Like the First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way From Home” and the worldwide No. 1 hit, “I Want to Know What Love Is,” Foreigner continues to rock the charts more than 30 years into the game.

Tickets, starting at $58 for adults, are available at, at the Lied Center Box Office, 301 N. 12th St., or by phone at 402-472-4747. Tickets to most Lied Center shows are available to students for 50 percent off.

At Foreigner’s core is founder and lead guitarist Mick Jones, the visionary maestro whose stylistic songwriting, indelible guitar hooks and multilayered talents continue to escalate Foreigner’s influence, along with lead vocalist Kelly Hansen, bass guitarist Jeff Pilson and multi-instrumentalist Tom Gimbel.

Joining the band on stage for “I Want to Know What Love Is” will be the Wahoo High School Choir. As part of Foreigner’s ongoing charity partnership with the Grammy Foundation, the Lied Center for Performing Arts in partnership with 92.9 The Eagle held open auditions for local middle and high school choirs to audition for the chance to perform “I Want to Know What Love Is” with the band at the Lied Center. Foreigner will also award $500 to benefit Wahoo High School’s music program.

“As far as I’m concerned, music is not only the most powerful form of communication between the peoples of the world, it provides a gateway that opens up a fantastic new dimension of feeling and creativity,” Jones said. “Anything we can do to provide our young ones with the tools to express themselves through music, is our goal in this partnership.”