Foreigner Announce Two Socially Distant Concerts for 2021

2020-12-19

Foreigner will perform at what's being billed as the first socially distanced music festival in the U.S. next year.

Foreigner performing at the Jackson County Fair in Michigan – Story by Cat Badra, photo by Anne Erickson

Foreigner will play what’s being billed as the first socially distanced music festival in the U.S. in spring 2021

Foreigner are one of the many bands that were pushed to postpone their touring plans this year due to the ongoing pandemic, but now, the rockers are gearing up for an active 2021. The band has announced two concerts, set for March 23 and 24, at Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando, Florida, in conjunction with Center’s Frontyard Festival. The event is being called the first socially distant music festival in the U.S.

The Frontyard Festival will offer live sets performed at a three-acre outdoor theater that’s been designed with coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions in mind. The venue will boast elevated boxes set six feet apart from each other. Attendees will also be able to order food from vendors on site and have the grub delivered to their boxes.

“We are so happy to be able to perform live again because we and our fans really miss the experience,” Foreigner vocalist Kelly Hansen said in a statement. “We saw how the team at Dr. Phillips Center cared about the health of their audiences and innovated socially-distant concerts, and that’s why we chose it as our first show for 2021. There’s nothing like it anywhere else in the country.”

For more information on the festival and to find tickets, head to DrPhillipsCenter.org. The venue is currently housing in-person Christmas programs, using a similar seating zone and box setup.

Foreigner are also among the band that have been raising funds to support members of their road crew, who have gone without touring income for the past year. The band is selling limited-edition merch items, T-shirts, face masks, tote bags, holiday bundles and more via Foreginer’s official website.

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