INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP — Foreigner 40th Anniversary Tour came to town Friday night and played to a sold out crowd at DTE Music Theater. From the opening song “Double Vision” to “Dirty White Boy” fan’s where treated to the high energy from front man Kelly Hansen who replaced (Lou Gramm) kept the crowd rocking with “Jukebox Hero” Ascending from the floor to high above the fan’s on a pedestal hearing the roar from fan’s of all ages.
Mick Jones (founding member) hasn’t lost his touch of the guitar, bringing it all night long and can’t forget the keyboard solo performance Jones put on. Bassist Jeff Pilson also entertain with his side to side stage action. Guitarist Thom Gimbel wowed with the saxophone during “Urgent” As for the encore song’s the crowd was ready as Foreigner played their number one hit song “I wanna know what love is” inviting the Chamber singers from Hartland High School to perform on stage as backing choir.
The last encore song (totaling 12 in the 95 minute set) was kicked up a bit as Detroit’s own Kid Rock showed up unannounced to sing “Hot Blooded” with the band. As expected the crowd irrupted loud cheers and signing to finish what truly was an amazing performance put on by Foreigner. Check out the tour dates and see Foreigner in a town near you.