Big news arrived this week for classic rockers in the Northland as one of the most popular rock bands in the world will return to Duluth on their farewell tour with a very special guest.

Foreigner was founded in 1976 and their album sales now exceed 80 million. Anyone who has seen them in concert knows they put on a great show, but not everyone may be aware of their distinguished track record.

Here are just a few astonishing facts:

  • Foreigner has 9 Top 10 hits, the same as Fleetwood Mac and more than Journey and most of their Classic Rock peers. Their audio and video streams total almost 15 million every week.
  • Foreigner is consistently in the Top 20 at Classic Rock radio with a weekly audience exceeding 20 million.
  • Foreigner ‘4’ sat at #1 on the Billboard charts longer than any album by any artist in Atlantic Records’ 75-year history.
  • Breaking the record in Billboard magazine, ‘Waiting For A Girl Like You’ was #2 in the Top 10 for 14 weeks and landed Foreigner at #49 on Billboard’s Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists chart above the Eagles at #54, Fleetwood Mac at #73 and Aerosmith at #90.
  • Digital downloads of ‘Juke Box Hero’ and ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’ were certified platinum by the RIAA indicating Foreigner’s resonance in the new era.
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The Foreigner Farwell Tour will make its way to Duluth's AMSOIL Arena in Duluth on Friday, September 27, with special guest Lita Ford.

Tickets are on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 5, but you can win a pair of tickets.

Just enter the contest below before 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 17.

All ticket winners will be notified via e-mail, so please include a valid e-mail address with your entry. Good luck!

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