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The Band: Articles: "Foreigner awoke thousands of throats"01.20.03

This review was written by Habacuc Guzmán Frías from the Mexican daily, El Universal, after Foreigner's concert in México City on Thursday, September 5th, 2002. It was published in Spanish on Saturday, September 7th, 2002.

Lou Gramm

Even when the nostalgia failed to convoke enough public to witness the performance of the band Foreigner at the National Auditorium, the almost six thousand people that attended the venue, which has capacity to ten thousand, enjoyed a repertory that compiled the 25 years of career of the band.

Webmaster notes: (1) Foreigner was formed in 1976 and released its first album in 1977. So, 2002 marked the 26th anniversary of the band and the 25th of the release of that album. However, original members, Mick and Lou, consider that the career of the band started with the release of the recording, since was in 1977 when people first heard of Foreigner. (2) The repertory covered only the period between 1976 and 1984.

This way, the band, leaded in vocals by Lou Gramm, celebrated its anniversary and the return of Gramm after he suffered a surgery in order to remove a benign brain tumor.

Gramm was accompanied by Mick Jones on guitar, keyboards, background vocals and bass; Bruce Turgon on bass, background vocals and guitar; Jeff Jacobs on keyboards and background vocals; Thom Gimbel on saxophone, guitar and background vocals; and Denny Carmassi on drums. So, the band got on stage, and without the need of a large scenography, started its concert with "Long, Long Way From Home", "Double Vision", "Cold As Ice" and "Head Games".

Bruce Turgon

Few but well counted, the attendants, the most of them over 30 years, didn't let any song pass by without singing a chorus and giving an ovation to Lou Gramm, who appeared with his thick figure wearing shirt and jeans.

Then would come the first ballad that they included on their first album, "Fool For You Anyway", and then continued with "Waiting For A Girl Like You" and "That Was Yesterday".

With a vocal quality that overcame the performance of the previous night during the Las Lunas Awards at the same venue, the attendants stood up from their seats with "Dirty White Boy" and "Feels Like The First Time".

And then would come "Urgent", which was adorned with a sax solo that awoke the palms of the public, which seemed transported through a time machine, although it must be said that the sound of the band still the same.

Silence, the lights would be turned off completely but not the desire of the fans for listen to more music from this band that has already presented in México before.

It was "Midnight Blue" the melody that returned the band to the stage, but now everyone dressed in black. They kept going with "I Want To Know What Love Is", theme that with no doubt became the most choured by the thousands of throats reunited there.

"Do you want more? Well, we're going to get hot blooded", that's how Lou prepared his fans before performing "Hot Blooded", theme that the band used to close its presentation. And to finish the show, the band claped palms with its public.

Mick Jones

The Band: Articles: "Foreigner awoke thousands of throats"01.20.03
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