Foreigner's Mick Jones says band's Jukebox Heroes trek with Whitesnake, Jason Bonham is “pretty exciting”

Courtesy of Live NationForeigner will team up with Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening for a recently announced major summer trek dubbed the Jukebox Heroes Tour that kicks off June 15 in Bangor, Maine, and runs through an August 1 show in Irvine, California.

Founding Foreigner lead guitarist and songwriter Mick Jones tells ABC Radio that he thinks this year’s tour is “pretty exciting,” noting that the band mounted a similar trek last year with Cheap Trick and Bonham’s group.

With regard to Bonham, who’s a former member of Foreigner, Jones says, “He plays his father’s [late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham‘s] stuff pretty tight…The apple didn’t fall far from the tree with him. And he’s just a lot of fun to have on the tour.”

As for Whitesnake, Jones says he’s looking forward to hanging with the band’s frontman, David Coverdale. “He’s a funny guy, got a great sense of humor,” Mick declares. “So I think it’s gonna be a lot of fun.”

For fans on a budget, a special promotion is available offering $20 lawn tickets for most stops on the tour. Visit ForeignerOnline.com for more details.

Before the Jukebox Heroes Tour, Foreigner has headlining dates scheduled from a February 22 show in McAllen, Texas, through an April 28 performance in Durant, Oklahoma. In late March and early April, the band will play eight special symphonic concerts with the Dave Eggar Orchestra.

This past year, Foreigner celebrated its 40th anniversary, and to commemorate the milestone, some of the band’s former members, including founding frontman Lou Gramm, performed with the group at several shows.

Jones tells ABC Radio that Foreigner is planning similar reunion events this year. “I think it’s good for the fans,” he maintains.

Here are all of Foreigner’s confirmed North American tour dates:

2/22 — McAllen, TX, McAllen Performing Arts Center*
2/23 — San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center – San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo*
2/25 — Austin, TX, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater*
3/2 — Mashantucket, CT, Grand Theater at Foxwoods*
3/4 — Kitchener, ON, Canada, Centre in the Square*
3/6 — Newport News, VA, Ferguson Center for the Arts*
3/7 — Morgantown, WV, Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre*
3/8 — Greensburg, PA, Palace Theatre*
3/10 — Atlantic City, NJ, Borgata Event Center*
3/11 — Lancaster, PA, American Music Theatre*
3/12 — Bethlehem, PA, Sands Bethlehem Event Center*
3/16 — St. Augustine, FL, St. Augustine Amphitheatre#
3/18 — Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall#
3/20 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Broward Center#
3/29 — Cedar Rapids, IA, US Cellular Center#
3/30 — Sioux City, IA, Orpheum Theatre Sioux City#
4/2 — Grand Forks, ND, Chester Fritz Auditorium#
4/3 — Minot, ND, North Dakota State Fair#
4/4 — Duluth, MN, DECC’s Symphony Hall#
4/6 — Rockford, IL, Coronado Performing Arts Center*
4/7 — New Buffalo, MI, Silver Creek Event Center @ Four Winds New Buffalo*
4/20 — Biloxi, MS, Hard Rock Live Biloxi*
4/23 — Midland, TX, Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center*
4/28 — Durant, OK, Choctaw Grand Theatre*
6/15 — Bangor, ME, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion+
6/16 — Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center+
6/19 — Syracuse, NY, Lakeview Amphitheater+
6/20 — Boston, MA, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion+
6/22 — Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach+
6/23 — Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion+
6/26 — Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center+
6/27 — Burgettstown, PA, KeyBank Pavilion+
6/29 — Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live+
6/30 — Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center+
7/3 — Raleigh, NC, Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek+
7/4 — Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion+
7/6 — Nashville, TN, Ascend Amphitheater+
7/7 — Alpharetta, GA, Verizon Amphitheatre+
7/8 — Simpsonville, SC, Heritage Park Amphitheatre+
7/10 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center+
7/11 — Chicago, IL, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island+
7/13 — Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center+
7/15 — Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre+
7/17 — Kansas City, MO, Starlight Theatre+
7/18 — St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
7/20 — The Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion+
7/21 — Irving, TX, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory+
7/24 — Denver, CO, Pepsi Center+
7/25 — West Valley City, UT, Usana Amphitheater+
7/27 — Auburn, WA, White River Amphitheatre+
7/28 — Ridgefield, WA, Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre+
7/31 — Chula Vista, CA, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre+
8/1 — Irvine, CA, Five Point Amphitheater+
8/4 — Sturgis, ND, Sturgis Buffalo Chip*

* = Foreigner only
# = An Evening with Foreigner Performing with The Dave Eggar Orchestra
+ = Jukebox Heroes Tour with Whitesnake, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening.

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