Original Foreigner Members Reunite For 40th Anniversary

The original members of rock band Foreigner will be reuniting in celebration of their 40th anniversary. 

The group's founder Mick Jones will be joined by frontman vocalist Lou Gramm, drummer Dennis Elliott, keyboardist Al Greenwood, the multi-instrumentalist Ian MacDonald, and bassist Rick Wills for two shows in Mount Pleasant, Michigan in October. 

The concerts will also be filmed for a special DVD and live album, due to be released next year.

Jones told Billboard:  ”One thing for sure is all the musicians are getting on very well together and it's just refreshing and we're really enjoying it… Lou is good, and he's kept his voice. Al and Ian are playing the same as they did 40 years ago, basically, and it's a hoot. It's great adrenaline and very enjoyable. I think there's no bad apple anywhere in the whole thing, so I can't see any big problems.”

Despite Jones and Gramm falling out a few years back, it seems that all is well again.

Gramm, who was set to retire from touring life, reportedly said he'd reconsider. "I don't want to drag it out on tour buses and all that stuff, but the occasional show here and there would still be a lot of fun, I think.”

Foreigner has shows scheduled in Alberta, Saskatchewan and B.C. from Oct. 11 to 22.