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Foreigner Set To Release Concert Film, ‘Live At The Rainbow ‘78’

Forty years later, this definitive performance by the original band has been restored from the original film reels, remixed and remastered.

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Foreigner Live At The Rainbow '78
Lou Gramm Photo: Barry Plummer

Foreigner are set to release their concert film, Foreigner Live At The Rainbow ’78, which is available on DVD, Blu-ray, DVD+CD, Blu-ray + CD and digital video through Eagle Vision from 15 March.

After the band’s self-titled debut album had spent a year in the US Top 20, rock’s conquering heroes played a sold-out show at London’s celebrated Rainbow Theatre on 27 April 1978. Opening with ‘Long, Long Way From Home,’ fans were treated to a lavish set list including hit singles ‘Feels Like The First Time’ and ‘Cold As Ice,’ as well an exclusive preview of two tracks from the upcoming Double Vision album, ‘Hot Blooded’ and ‘Double Vision.’

Featuring the classic Foreigner line-up of Mick Jones (lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), Lou Gramm (lead vocals, percussion), Ian McDonald (guitars, keyboards, sax, flute, backing vocals), Al Greenwood (keyboards, synthesizer), Ed Gagliardi (bass, backing vocals) and Dennis Elliott (drums, backing vocals), this show captures the essence of a group who would go on to become one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time.

Forty years later, this definitive performance by the original band has been restored from the original film reels, remixed and remastered for Live At The Rainbow ‘78.

“1978 was an absolutely magical time for the band,” remembers Mick Jones, “and to come back over to the UK to play a headline show at the legendary Rainbow really was a dream come true. The audience was amazing that night. We couldn’t have wished for a better show.”

Foreigner are among rock’s best-selling bands, with total worldwide sales in excess of 80 million. They have been awarded multiple Platinum singles for digital sales of ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’ and ‘Juke Box Hero’, while YouTube views of Foreigner songs total almost 500 Million.

Jukebox Hero, The Musical is a new musical production built around Foreigner’s peerless catalogue of hit songs, created by prolific British writing duo Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais (The Commitments, Across the Universe), with an artistic team led by Foreigner founder, songwriter and lead guitarist Mick Jones and Foreigner’s managers Phil Carson and Stewart Young.

As Foreigner’s music continues to resonate with fans old and new, the band celebrated their 40th anniversary playing amphitheaters and arenas throughout 2018.

Live At The Rainbow ’78 is out on 15 March and can be bought here.

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