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CERRITOS - Platinum selling band Foreigner, universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world, will perform its all-time classics at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 4.
Foreigner ruled music charts with "Waiting for a Girl Like You" and the iconic No. 1 hit "I Want to Know What Love Is."
Founded in 1976 by Grammy and Golden Globe-nominated lead guitarist Mick Jones, Foreigner catapulted into the rock scene and dominated music charts with hit after hit, including "Feels Like the First Time," "Say You Will," "Cold as Ice," "That Was Yesterday" and "Long, Long Way From Home."
The band's wildly successful "Double Vision" album claimed the Top 10 distinction and produced hits such as "Urgent," "Juke Box Hero" and "Waiting for a Girl Like You," which propelled Foreigner to number 49 on Billboard's "Hot 100 All Time Top Artists" chart.
The band's popularity continues to endure with more than 75 million albums sold. In all, Foreigner boasts 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits.
In 2009, the band released "Can't Slow Down," which landed on the Billboard chart in the Top 30. The group followed up with the three-disc set "Feels Like the First Time," which featured an intimate and unique re-interpretation of many Foreigner classics.
In 2009, the group's hits "I Want to Know What Love Is," "Juke Box Hero" and "Waiting for a Girl Like You" were featured on the "Rock of Ages" soundtrack. More tracks were spotlighted in the hit films "Magic Mike" and "Pitch Perfect."
Foreigner also appeared on the television shows "Fox & Friends," "VH1's Big Morning Buzz" and "The Voice."
Foreigner's two albums - 2011's "Juke Box Hero" and 2008's "No End in Sight" - recently hit Billboard's "Top 200 Catalog" chart, a milestone that comes on the heels of Jones' recent induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Tickets to see Foreigner range from $55-$90, although $90 seats are sold out. For tickets or more information, call (562) 467-8818 or go to cerritoscenter.com.
Published: Aug. 29, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 20