Foreigner is a British-American rock band from New York. It was formed in 1976 by two recognized British musicians, Mick Jones formerly guitarist for Spooky Tooth and Ian McDonald, multi-instrumentalist who played with King Crimson and McDonald and Giles, as well as a previously unknown American singer, Lou Gramm >> >. In 2014, the band has more than 80 million albums sold worldwide (of which 37.5 million in the United States)>. Which makes this group one of the best sellers of all time. Their biggest hits are Waiting for a Girl Like You, Hot Blooded, Juke Box Hero, Urgent, Break It Up and I Want to Know What Love Is, released in late 1984.
In 2008, after 14 years of inactivity in the studio, the Foreigner group returns with a compilation (No End in Sight: The Very Best of Foreigner) and a new title (Too Late). As the title of the compilation might suggest (No End in Sight means "No end in sight"), a new album will be released on September 29, 2009: Can not Slow Down.
According to the band's official website, Foreigner was joined on stage by original members Lou Gramm, Dennis Elliott, Al Greenwood, Ian McDonald and bassist Rick Wills for their tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of the formation's existence. This meeting was held on October 6 and 7, 2017 at the Soaring Eagle Casino Resort in Michigan, USA, as well as during other tour concerts.
Since its inception, Foreigner has been led by guitarist Mick Jones (ex-Nero and the Gladiators, band Johnny Hallyday, Spooky Tooth and Leslie West Band). After the separation of Leslie West Band in 1976, Jones finds himself stuck in New York; West's artistic agent, Bud Prager, encourages Jones to continue his compositions and to rehearse with a band.