RANGELEY — Rangeley Health and Wellness and WBLM 102.9 will welcome back the multi-platinum, award-winning classic rock powerhouse Foreigner at this year’s summer benefit concert at the Rangeley Wellness Pavilion on Saturday, July 30.

This annual benefit concert raises money to support programs and services provided by Rangeley Health and Wellness Partnership to residents and visitors of western Maine.

With 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock ‘n’ roll’s most enduring anthems, including “Juke Box Hero,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Hot Blooded,” “Cold as Ice,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” and the worldwide No. 1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” Foreigner continues to rock the charts more than 30 years into the game.

Founded in 1976, Foreigner’s debut album produced the hits “Feels Like The First Time,” “Cold As Ice” and “Long, Long Way From Home.” The album Double Vision followed, as did a string of hits like “Urgent,” “Juke Box Hero” and “Waiting For A Girl Like You.” Those songs helped give Foreigner’s next album, 4, its impressive run at No. 1 on the Billboard chart. At the zenith of 1980s sound, Foreigner’s fifth album, Agent Provocateur, gave the world the No. 1 global hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is.” This musical milestone followed the record-breaking song, “Waiting For A Girl Like You.”

Foreigner experienced another surge in popularity when several hits were featured on the “Rock Of Ages” soundtrack. Hollywood quickly took note, and several more tracks were featured in the hit films “Anchorman 2,” “Magic Mike” and “Pitch Perfect,” surging Foreigner downloads up 400 percent.

Foreigner’s latest release is “The Best of Foreigner 4 & More,” a high-definition live recording from the Borgata in Atlantic City, N.J., in October 2014. The set features some of the band’s best-known hits, including “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Cold As Ice” and “Hot Blooded.”

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, May 4, at www.rangeleyhealthandwellness.com, www.ticketweb.com or by calling 207-864-4397. General admission tickets are $52; premium seating, $150; and VIP tickets, $250.

FMI: 207-864-4397, www.rangeleyhealthandwellness.com.


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