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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Foreigner will embrace over thirty years of award-winning music by releasing I Want To Know What Love Is: The Ballads, 14 tracks previously never released on one album of the band’s best and most timeless ballads.
I Want To Know What Love Is: The Ballads will be released in the UK on Monday February 3rd in two different editions: as a standard jewel case, and as a 2CD Special Edition-digipak, available from earMUSIC. Featuring I Want To Know What Love Is itself (from 1984’s multi-platinum selling Agent
Provocateur), the album also includes classic hits such as Waiting For A Girl Like You and rockier numbers like Long, Long Way From Home from the band’s very first self-titled debut album back in 1977 all with Lou Gramm on vocals, right through to 2010’s Can’t Slow Down and 2011’s Acoustique state-of-the-art new recordings featuring current lead singer Kelly Hansen. Produced by bass guitarist Jeff Pilson, the bonus disc contains previously unreleased performances of all the hits and fan favourites, recorded from an acoustic show for the German radio station SWR1 in July 2013.
The album precedes Foreigner’sApril 2014 UK Tour with special guests Europe and FM, that kicks off Thursday April 3rd at Manchester o2 Apollo, followed by dates in Newcastle, Glasgow, Nottingham, Sheffield, Portsmouth, Bristol, London and Wolverhampton. Prior to that, with FM, they play Dublin Olympia (March 31) and Belfast Waterfront Hall Auditorium (April 1).
“I’m thrilled to be coming back home to England and touring with Europe and FM,” says Foreigner’s founding British member and lead guitarist, Mick Jones. “We’re looking forward to having a great time.”