Ruth Eckerd Hall presents Foreigner for two special acoustic concerts on Saturday, March 27 at 8 pm and Sunday, March 28 at 8 pm. In the interest of public health and safety, both shows will be presented at 50% capacity. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 18 at 10 am. The concert will feature the six-piece band in a performance of vocal excellence and stellar musicianship that brings a fresh and vital approach to their timeless hits.
Foreigner is a British-American rock band, originally formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran British guitarist and songwriter Mick Jones, and fellow Briton and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald, along with American vocalist Lou Gramm. Jones came up with the band’s name as he, McDonald and Dennis Elliott were British, while Gramm, Al Greenwood and Ed Gagliardi were American.
Foreigner’s Lead singer Kelly Hansen had this to say: ‘It was refreshing to find a venue that cared so much about the safety and health of its audience and artists. We greatly look forward to returning to Ruth Eckerd Hall. These reduced capacity shows will allow us to present an especially intimate show that rocks.”
In addition to frequent multi-layer sanitization of the venue, new XONAR technology has been installed that uses thermal imaging sensors to detect elevated body temperature. Appropriate face coverings will be required inside the facility, contact is being minimized and hand sanitizer stations are readily available. For more information, including social safety guidelines, please visit www.rutheckerdhall.com/facility-safety-protocols.
With 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 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 albums sales, now exceeding 80 million.
Foreigner is responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including Juke Box Hero, Cold As Ice, Hot Blooded, Waiting For A Girl Like You, Feels Like The First Time, Urgent, Head Games, Say You Will, Dirty White Boy, Long, Long Way From Home and the worldwide #1 hit, I Want To Know What Love Is, Foreigner still rocks the charts more than 40 years into the game with massive airplay and continued Billboard Top 200 Album success. Streams of Foreigner’s hits are over 10 million per week.
Tickets priced at $73.25, $83.25 and $103.25 will only be available by visiting www.RuthEckerdHall.com. The Raymond James Central Ticket Office at Ruth Eckerd Hall opens one hour prior to show time.
More about Ruth Eckerd Hall:
Ruth Eckerd Hall was named #1 venue in Tampa, #3 in Florida, #4 in the United States and #5 in the world of theatre venues of 2,500 seats or less by industry trade publication Pollstar in 2019. Designed by the prestigious Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Ruth Eckerd Hall is known for its fantastic sightlines and near-perfect acoustics. As part of the Expanding the Experience, Ruth Eckerd Hall recently completed an $11 million renovation, which includes a stunning three story floor to ceiling windows surrounding the new 6,000 square foot Grand Lobby, home to the Kate Tiedemann and Ellen Cotton Cabaret Theatre and the Holt Family Stage.
The members-only Hoffman Family Dress Circle Lounge has doubled in size, giving members a spectacular view and additional comfort, adjacent to the new Grand Lobby. In addition, patrons can enjoy enhanced food and beverage service, stunning décor including additional seating, custom acoustical and lighting features and a 34-foot, 5-inch wide x 6-foot, 5-inch tall video wall.
For another great event that was held at Ruth Eckerd Hall, check out this event they did with Clearwater Jazz Holiday. Check out more live performances coming to Destination Tampa Bay by looking at our entertainment section of our website. Photos are subject to copyright and are for editorial use only.