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Rochester's Own Lou Gramm Adds Dates

March 16, 2017

Original Foreigner lead vocalist & local Rochester rock icon Lou Gramm added some tour dates for the last half of the year - stretching his run of shows through to the end of October. Earlier this year, Lou announced that he will be joining Foreigner co-founder Mick Jones on at least one date for a couple of songs during the band's 40th anniversary tour with Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience this summer.

Unfortunately for us here in ROC, it won't be the Darien Lake show.

Lou Gramm has talked publicly about the fact that that back in the day, he and Foreigner were always offended by the "corporate rock" tag the band was hit with once they made the scene in the late-'70s: "I don't even know how that story got started. That a corporation picked the members of the band? That's the farthest thing from the truth. We had auditions just like every other band and people who quit and people who decided to stand. But a corporate band? I don't think the music was corporate. How could you call 'Dirty White Boy' corporate?"

Side Note - Lou Gramm scored a 1987 Top Five solo hit with "Midnight Blue" and a 1989 Number Six hit with "Just Between You And Me.”