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Press Release Date:
August 27, 2013
Prior Lake, MN (August 28, 2013) – As part of Foreigner's ongoing charity partnership with the Grammy® Foundation, the band will sing with 25 members of the Shakopee High School Choir during a performance of their timeless 1984 hit "I Want to Know What Love Is" in the Mystic Showroom on September 6 to a sold-out crowd.
Foreigner has partnered with the Grammy Foundation to support its mission of maintaining and restoring music education in America's public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child's complete education.
"As far as I'm concerned, music is not only the most powerful form of communication between the peoples of the world, it provides a gateway that opens up a fantastic new dimension of feeling and creativity. Anything we can do to provide our young ones with the tools to express themselves through music is our goal in this partnership," Foreigner guitarist and founding member Mick Jones said.
As part of its charity initiative, Foreigner is donating $500 to the Shakopee High School Choir to use towards its music program.
A Foreigner live greatest hits CD/DVD set will be made available for purchase at the concert. Members of the choir will be selling the CD/DVD set to concertgoers both before and after the performance. For $20, the buyer can purchase this live set that features all of the band’s classic hits and a raffle ticket that will enable them to enter a drawing to win an autographed Foreigner guitar. The guitar will be raffled off at the end of the performance. The proceeds from the sale of the CDs will be donated to the Grammy Foundation program.
Foreigner has also been involved with other charities including the Red Cross, the Shriner's Children's Hospitals and the VH1 Save the Music charity, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for these worthy causes. Please contact Laura Murphy if you’d like to interview a band member and/or the choir director.