Legendary rock band FOREIGNER partnered with the American Crimson Cross to donate and lift funds for Ukrainian reduction efforts throughout its unique three-week, sold-out headlining residency engagement at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas in March and April 2022, elevating greater than $100,000.
FOREIGNER donated $5,000 from every present to the American Crimson Cross Ukrainian reduction efforts. The band additionally supplied hand-signed guitars as presents to concertgoers who joined them in supporting the initiative by donating $1,000 or extra to the American Crimson Cross representatives on web site. Over seventy of FOREIGNER‘s beneficiant followers stepped up and helped the band attain this significant milestone.
The present, “The Greatest Of Foreigner 4 Dwell”, was a celebration of the fortieth anniversary of FOREIGNER‘s greatest promoting album. The album was launched on July 2, 1981 and spent extra weeks at No. 1 than every other album within the historical past of Atlantic Data. “Juke Field Hero” got here in 1986 and has since turn out to be FOREIGNER‘s signature rock anthem. The viewers was handled to songs from “4” in addition to FOREIGNER hits comparable to “Chilly As Ice”, “Feels Like The First Time” and “I Need To Know What Love Is”.
Stated FOREIGNER founder, Songwriters Corridor Of Fame inductee and lead guitarist Mick Jones: “The plight of everybody impacted by this battle is a global tragedy. Whereas we face our personal ongoing struggles right here at dwelling, I’m thrilled on the alternative to work with the American Crimson Cross in doing our half within the reduction efforts. Our purpose is to supply some solace or small consolation to traumatized folks within the area. I may consider nothing extra American than a gesture of such brotherly like to those that are feeling so displaced and alone on this world proper now.”
As combating in Ukraine continues, the worldwide Crimson Cross community is offering lifesaving support to these in want — each within the nation and in neighboring areas. Greater than three million folks have fled Ukraine to close by international locations and an estimated 18 million — a 3rd of the nation’s inhabitants — will want humanitarian help. Because the combating intensifies, so does the dire humanitarian state of affairs and desires on the bottom.
The American Crimson Cross has deployed worldwide disaster responders to Poland, Moldova, Hungary and Romania to offer humanitarian reduction in help of the worldwide Crimson Cross operation serving to households who fled their houses. These extremely educated disaster responders — who’re lending expertise comparable to info administration, money help programming, GIS programs, communications and management — are supporting on-the-ground reduction efforts alongside native groups, together with the Polish Crimson Cross, Moldovan Crimson Cross and Romanian Crimson Cross.
For extra info on how the Crimson Cross helps reduction efforts in Ukraine, click on right here.
With ten multi-platinum albums and 16 Prime 30 hits, FOREIGNER is universally hailed as one of the vital fashionable rock acts on this planet with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out excursions and album gross sales, now exceeding 80 million.
Chargeable for a few of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems together with “Juke Field Hero”, “Chilly As Ice”, “Sizzling Blooded”, “Ready For A Lady Like You”, “Feels Like The First Time”, “Pressing”, “Head Video games”, “Say You Will”, “Soiled White Boy”, “Lengthy, Lengthy Manner From Dwelling” and the worldwide No. 1 hit “I Need To Know What Love Is”, FOREIGNER nonetheless rocks the charts greater than 40 years into the sport with large airplay and continued Billboard Prime 200 album success.
FOREIGNER‘s lineup consists of Jones, the visionary maestro whose stylistic songwriting, indelible guitar hooks and multi-layered abilities proceed to escalate FOREIGNER‘s affect and information the band to new horizons; lead singer Kelly Hansen, certainly one of rock’s best showmen who has led FOREIGNER into the digital age whereas inspiring an entire new technology of followers; famous bassist Jeff Pilson; Michael Bluestein on keyboards; guitarist Bruce Watson; Chris Frazier on drums and guitarist Luis Maldonado.