Kelly Hansen, the main vocalist of Foreigner, said that the band is preparing for their farewell tour, which is scheduled to begin in July 2023, during an appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Monday.
Before it’s all finished, Hansen said, “Our plan is to kind of travel to all the places we’ve ever played before.” “We cannot complete it in a year. We will focus on the United States in 2019 and the rest of the world in 2024 because we cannot cover the entire globe in a single year.
Hansen cites the continuous difficulties of achieving high notes and the frequent time away from home as two of the numerous factors that led them to decide to stop touring.
It’s contradictory. It’s crucial for me personally that we do these songs as they should be, and every year, singing high tenor tunes becomes more challenging for me. I hold myself to a high level, and that is very significant. I’d rather stop now, while we’re still giving it our all,” he declared. “For the past 17 years, and it starts to wear on you a little bit. I first experienced four seasons at my home when COVID arrived. It’s going to be wonderful to spend time with my new wife and family. I’m quite passionate about a lot of other things in life.
Hansen expressed his gratitude for the band’s supporters, who have been with them from the start, in a statement issued by the group. He says he realises the announcement would anger fans, but he also knows it’s time for him and the rest of the band to relax at home.
The band was founded in 1976, and “I Want to Know What Love Is,” their biggest song, was released in 1984. Their song, “Waiting for a Girl Like You,” peaked at No. 2 and held that position for a record-breaking 10 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. They had 14 singles in all that made it to the Top 20.
One of the most popular rock bands of all time, Foreigner has released nine studio albums, five of which have achieved multi-platinum status. The band’s first four albums were collected on the album “Records,” which went on to sell more than 50 million copies globally.
The OneVoice choir from Briarcrest Christian School, which won a competition to play with Foreigner, joined Hansen on “Fox & Friends.”
“We’ve been working with the Grammy Foundation to have choirs perform for ten years. Up to five choirs will open for us at each gig on the farewell tour, which will be a first for the band, according to Hansen. “We sincerely desire to encourage the arts in education. It is the first item to be halted when budgets are cut.
Hansen played with OneVoice and sang a medley of some of the group’s biggest hits and fan favourites when appearing on “Fox & Friends.” On November 18, Foreigner’s farewell tour tickets go on sale.