Foreigner, Styx and Don Felder Announce Summer Tour [Video]
A trio of classic-rock giants will hit the road together this summer for a two-and-a-half-month tour that winds across the U.S. Foreigner, Styx and Don Felder will launch the Soundtrack of Summer tour in mid May.
According to Billboard, Felder will open each show, with Foreigner and Styx alternating closing-set duties each night. "I look at it like we're a bunch of old heavyweight fighters getting together," Styx guitarist James "J.Y." Young told Billboard. "It's very exciting to be out there together, 30 years after we all had No. 1 albums and everything."
The Soundtrack of Summer tour will kick off on May 16 in Oklahoma City; it ends on July 27 in Santa Barbara, Calif. In between, the show will play Houston, Chicago (June 6 at First Merit Bank Pavilion), Boston, Detroit (July 10 at Freedom Hill Amphitheater) and Los Angeles.
Foreigner and Styx toured together in 2010. "The two bands, although different, seem to complement each other," Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones told Billboard. "The audience enjoys both, I think, and with the addition of Don Felder, that's kind of an interesting evening's worth of music."
Felder, who co-wrote the Eagles' 'Hotel California' during his time with the band, joined his upcoming tourmates in the studio for a new version of that 1976 classic. The song will be included on a compilation album being released to promote the tour. Felder hinted that it may be a great opportunity to get all three artists onstage together this summer.
"It's a different take on the song, with different people singing different verses and guitar solos by me and then Tommy [Shaw] and Mick," " he told Billboard. "So who knows, we may wind up doing that in the show at the end of the night."
Soundtrack of Summer Tour
May 16 - Oklahoma City, Okla., Zoo Amphitheatre
May 17 - Grand Prairie, Texas, Verizon Theatre
May 18 - Houston, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 20 - Clearwater, Fla., Ruth Eckerd Hall
May 22 - Estero, Fla., Germain Arena
May 23 - St. Augustine, Fla., St. Augustine Amphitheatre
May 24 - Atlanta, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
May 25 - Orange Beach, Ala., The Wharf
May 29 - Tuscaloosa, Ala., Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre
May 30 - Simpsonville, S.C.,, Charter Amphitheatre
May 31 - Charlotte, N.C., Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 1 - Virginia Beach, Va., Farm Bureau Amphitheatre
June 5 - Cincinnati, Horseshoe Casino
June 6 - Chicago, First Merit Bank Pavilion
June 7 - St. Louis, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 8 - Kansas City, Mo., Starlight Theatre
June 19 - Boston, Bank Of America Pavilion
June 20 - Bristow, Va., Jiffy Lube Live
June 21 - Big Flats, N.Y., Summer Stage
June 23 - Verona, N.Y., Turning Stone Casino
June 27 - Mashantucket, Conn., Foxwoods Resort Casino
June 28 - Wantagh, N.Y., Nikon Jones Beach Theater
July 4 - Scranton, Pa., Toyota Pavilion
July 5 - Bangor, Maine, Darlings Waterfront
July 6 - Gilford, N.H., Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook
July 9 - Canandaigua, N.Y., Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
July 10 - Detroit, Freedom Hill Amphitheater
July 17 - Minneapolis, Target Center
July 18 - Walker, Minn., Moondance Jam
July 19 - Sloan, Iowa, Winnavegas Casino
July 22 - Denver, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
July 23 - Salt Lake City, USANA Amphitheatre
July 25 - Las Vegas, Orleans Arena
July 26 - Los Angeles, Greek Theatre
July 27 - Santa Barbara, Calif., Santa Barbara Bowl