Nostalgic Rock-and-Roll in Fargo


Classic rock-and-roll is coming to Fargo this month. The legendary and iconic rock band Foreigner is taking Fargo at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Scheels Arena.

Tickets have been sold out since December for this long-awaited opportunity for those in the Fargo-Moorhead area to hear the band play classic favorites, along with new songs.

People not familiar with Foreigner might be able to recognize a few of their popular tracks that have been laced in pop culture. Besides being able to hear at least one of their songs everything you step into a bar-and-grill, their music can be heard in “Rock of Ages,” “Anchorman 2,” “Magic Mike” and even in “Pitch Perfect.”

Popular songs by Foreigner include “Juke Box Hero,” “I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Feels Like the First Time,” “Hot Blooded,” and “Waiting for a Girl Like You.” With these recognizable tunes, Foreigner has cemented itself as a band from the ’70s that still has holding power.

In its first few years as a band, Foreigner had several hits on the top of the Billboard charts. This led to their album, “4”, which had a long and respectable run as No. 1 on the Billboard chart. When their fifth album, “Agent Provocateur,” came out in 1984, the band’s global smash success “I Want to Know What Love Is” was released.

Even though Foreigner experienced most of their fame before the turn of the century, in 2002 it took their band to the next level when front man Mick Jones, inductee in the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, changed up the sound to reinvigorate the sound to appeal to old time fans and new listeners.

After the new sound of Foreigner in the early 2000s, the band got back on the Billboard charts with a live greatest hits album. With their newfound energy they found themselves in the Billboard Top 30 in 2009 with another successful album.

Loverboy will be accompanying them on this tour, touting songs like “Working for the Weekend” and “Hot Girls in Love,” also noteworthy in the ’70s and ’80s.

When this iconic group comes to Fargo in a short while, listeners will be able to enjoy the classics along with fan-favorite deep cuts. New hits will also be showcased, allowing fans of any age to find things to enjoy at the April 10 concert.

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