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Foreigner announce 2014 UK tour with support from Europe and FM

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FOREIGNER with special guests EUROPE and FM will appear onstage together for the first time ever taking in nine dates across the UK throughout April 2014.  The nine date UK tour kicks off on Thursday 3rd April at the O2 Apollo Manchester.

"I’m thrilled to be coming back home to England and touring with Europe and FM," says Foreigner’s founding British member and lead guitarist, Mick Jones. "We’re looking forward to having a great time."

A special 02 ticket presale begins at 9am on Wednesday 14th August. A special Planet Rock and Live Nation presale will begin at 9am Thursday 15th August. Tickets will go on general sale from 9am, Friday 16th August at Live Nation and Ticketmaster with official Meet & Greet VIP packages available from VIP Nation.

FOREIGNER, one of the biggest rock bands of all time, are internationally renowned for creating some of the most iconic songs in rock music.

With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, FOREIGNER is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million.

Responsible for some of rock’s and roll’s most enduring anthems including "Cold As Ice", "Juke Box Hero", "Feels Like The First Time", "Urgent", "Head Games", "Waiting For A Girl Like You", "Say You Will", "Dirty White Boy", "Long, Long Way From Home" and the worldwide #1 hit, "I Want To Know What Love Is", FOREIGNER continues to rock the charts more than thirty years into the game.

At FOREIGNER's core is founder and lead guitarist Mick Jones, the visionary maestro whose stylistic songwriting, indelible guitar hooks and multi-layered talents continue to escalate FOREIGNER's influence, along with Kelly Hansen (lead vocals) Jeff Pilson (bass guitar) and multi-instrumentalist Tom Gimbel. In June 2013, Billy Joel inducted Mick Jones into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame.

Special guests are the legendary, multi million selling, Swedish hard rock band EUROPE. Hot off the heels of a Spanish tour with Def Leppard and Whitesnake, Europe have made nothing short of a remarkable comeback with their last four studio albums, "Start From The Dark", "Secret Society", "Last Look At Eden" and their ninth and most critically acclaimed studio album "Bag Of Bones" which was declared the 16th best rock album of 2012 by Classic Rock Magazine.

EUROPE will perform songs from their last four albums, plus their classics including "Rock The Night", "Superstitious", "Carrie", "Let The Good Times Rock", "Prisoners In Paradise" and their worldwide No. 1 rock anthem "The Final Countdown".

Founded and formed by lead singer, chief songwriter, Joey Tempest and guitar legend John Norum, the band have over the last 10 years re-established themselves into a cutting edge hard rock band well respected in the rock community.

EUROPE includes the original line-up - Joey Tempest (vocals), John Norum (guitars), Mic Michaeli (keyboards), John Levén (bass) and Ian Haugland (drums). The current "Bag Of Bones" spawned three radio hits in the UK – "Not Supposed To Sing The Blues", "Firebox" and "Demon Head".

Special guests FM will be opening the concerts on the upcoming UK tour. FM formed in 1984 and quickly hit the road touring with the likes of Meat Loaf, Tina Turner, Foreigner, Gary Moore, Status Quo and the white-hot Bon Jovi on their "Slippery When Wet" tour. FM released their debut album "Indiscreet" in 1986 to great critical acclaim.

For the next 12 years FM consolidated their position at the forefront of British melodic rock, touring everywhere they could to promote releases such as 1989's "Tough It Out" and 1992's "Aphrodisiac".

In 2007 - after a 12 year sabbatical - FM returned to the stage with a headline performance at a sold-out Firefest IV at Nottingham Rock City. This was followed in March 2010 by the release of their highly anticipated sixth studio album "Metropolis".

Spring 2013 saw FM release a double helping of again critically-acclaimed albums - "Rockville" and companion album, "Rockville II". The band line-up features Steve Overland (vocals, guitar), Merv Goldsworthy (bass), Pete Jupp (drums), Jem Davis (keyboards) and Jim Kirkpatrick (guitar).

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All tickets are subject to a per ticket charge plus order processing fee

O2 APOLLO MANCHESTER THURSDAY 3rd APRIL 2014 Tickets:  £38.50  Venue Box Office: 08444 777 677 Book Online: www.livenation.co.uk  Stockport Road, Higher Ardwick,  Manchester, M12 6AP www.02apollomanchester.co.uk

NEWCASTLE CITY HALL  FRIDAY 4th APRIL 2014 Tickets:  £38.50  Venue Box Office: 0191 277 8030  Book Online: www.livenation.co.uk  Northumberland Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne, NE1 8SF www.newcastlecityhall.org

GLASGOW CLYDE AUDITORIUM SATURDAY 5th APRIL 2014 Tickets:  £38.50  Venue Box office: 0844 493 6666  Book Online: www.livenation.co.uk  Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre,  Exhibition Way, Glasgow, G2 8YW www.secc.co.uk

NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CENTRE MONDAY 7th APRIL 2014 Tickets:  £38.50  Venue Box Office: 0115 989 5555  Book Online: www.livenation.co.uk  Theatre Square, Nottingham, NG1 5ND www.trch.co.uk

SHEFFIELD CITY HALL TUESDAY 8th APRIL 2014 Tickets:  £38.50  Venue Box Office: 0114 278 9789  Book Online: www.livenation.co.uk  Barkers Pool, Sheffield, S1 2JA www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL WEDNESDAY 9th APRIL 2014 Tickets:  £38.50  Venue Box Office: 02392 824 355  Book Online: www.livenation.co.uk  Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2AB www.portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

BRISTOL COLSTON HALL FRIDAY 11th APRIL 2014 Tickets:  £38.50  Venue Box Office: 0117 922 3686  Book Online: www.livenation.co.uk  Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR www.colstonhall.org

LONDON HAMMERSMITH APOLLO SUNDAY 13th APRIL 2014 Tickets:  £39.50  Venue Box Office: 0844 249 4300  Book Online: www.livenation.co.uk  45 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9QH www.hammersmithapollo.net

WOLVERHAMPTON CIVIC HALL  TUESDAY 15th APRIL 2014 Tickets:  £38.50  Venue Box Office: 0870 320 7000  Book Online: www.livenation.co.uk  North Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1RQ www.wolvescivic.co.uk

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