By: Renee Grant

Fans of classic rock got a great treat this past Thursday (July 20) when Mick Jones reunited with his original Foreigner bandmates onstage for the first time in almost 40 years.

Lou Gramm, Al Greenwood, and Ian McDonald all performed with Jones at the band’s show at Jones Beach, New York. The original lineup last played together in 1980.

Jones and company performed hits from the band including Long, Long Way From Home, I Want to Know What Love Is, and Hot Blooded.

“It was great to have Lou, Al and Ian join us onstage last night, and certainly brought back some special memories,” guitarist and founding member Jones said via statement. “All the original guys are out there playing live shows and working on studio projects. A performance by the entire original band for a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction next year would be a great way to cap off our 40th Anniversary celebrations.”

At their Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Gramm and Jones performed together, and the duo hinted that a full reunion for the band’s 40th anniversary was possible. No word yet on if Thursday’s performance was the lead up to that reunion, or if it was just a preview of the band’s upcoming Rock Hall induction ceremony.


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