Jukebox Heroes

Foreigner brings classic rock to Proctors on April 28.

With 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world, boasting a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million globally. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Hot Blooded,” “Dirty White Boy” and “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” Foreigner continues to rock the charts more than 30 years into the game.

Foreigner performs at Proctors, 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28. Tickets, $20-$75, are available now to members, subscribers & sponsors and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 at the Box Office at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady; by phone at 518.346.6204; and online at proctors.org. There are also a limited number of VIP tickets at $200, which include premium seats, limited edition VIP laminate, autographed limited edition CD, Foreigner tote bag and merchandise discount coupon plus a pre-show photo meet & greet with the band.

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

Founded in 1976, Foreigner’s self-titled debut album produced the hits “Feels Like The First Time,” Cold As Ice” and “Long, Long Way From Home.” Double Vision followed, as did a string of career-making hits, which helped land the iconic Foreigner 4 an impressive 10-week run at #1 on the Billboard album chart. At the zenith of the 80s rock sound, Foreigner’s fifth album, Agent Provocateur, gave the world the incredible #1 global hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is.”

The band’s current lineup, which includes keyboardist Mike Bluestein, guitarist Bruce Watson and drummer Chris Frazier, is on the road making astounding music that speaks to long time, dedicated Foreigner fans as well as younger generations discovering Foreigner for the first time.