Published On: Wed, Jul 26th, 2017

Legendary Band, Foreigner, Coming to South Florida August 1

By: Gabriel Diaz

The hit band Foreigner, who are famous for songs such as “I Want to Know What Love is” and “Jukebox Hero” is celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2017 with a huge U.S. summer tour.

One of the stops during their summer tour is West Palm Beach, and fans can’t wait to see them perform. The performance is not only going to feature Foreigner, but it will also feature opening acts Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience.

Thomas Gimbel, has been a member of Foreigner since 1992. In 1993 he went to play with Aerosmith for a couple of years until making his return to Foreigner in 1995.

Besides being a great singer, plays a plethora of instruments ranging from the guitar, the piano, the saxophone, the drums, the flute, and even the harmonica which he claims “hurts my lips, so I don’t play it often.”

The band, which started out in 1976, as the baby of artist Mick Jones, has sold millions of records all around the globe.

“[Being with Mick Jones is] Just phenomenal,” said Gimbel. “It’s been every superlative you can mention. I’ve learned so much just from watching Mick Jones, he’s just such a great example not just in music but in life.”

Gimbel said that Foreigner cannot wait to come to South Florida to perform in front of a live audience.

“The energy for live performances is second to none,” explained Gimbel. “Rock and rolling is the most fun, that I know of, that you could do with your clothes on and standing up.”

Foreigner has been performing live concerts most recently for NASCAR, and even taylor made one of their most recent songs “Can’t Slow Down” for NASCAR to try to describe the feeling of attending a NASCAR race.

Foreigner will be performing at Perfect Vodka Amphitheater in West Palm Beach on August 1.

“We will be playing all of the songs you can expect at a Foreigner concert,” assured Gimbel. “Expect to hear “Jukebox Hero”, “I Wanna Know What Love is” and more hits that made us the great band we are today.”

After the show, Gimbel is looking forward to stopping by the beach at night, something he does after concerts whenever he has a chance.

“I love going to the beach to unwind and relax after a show,” explained Gimbel. “I can swim and no one else is in the water, because they are all afraid of sharks at that time.”

The Boca Raton Tribune has two tickets and a set of meet and greet tickets for the show that contestants can enter to win through our Facebook page. Second and third place winners will each receive a CD.

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