Foreigner final week carried out a sequence of United Service Organizations (USO) reveals in Jap Europe, billing the gigs as the primary such concert events since “the deployments to the world started this spring.”
Representatives for 46-year-old Foreigner reached out to Digital Music Information with phrase of the reveals, indicating that the three-time Grammy-nominated act “was proud to be the primary band to carry out USO occasions for our troops in Jap Europe because the Russian invasion of Ukraine.”
Whereas Foreigner’s description of the happenings doesn’t disclose precisely which songs had been performed, among the legacy group’s hottest tracks embody “I Wish to Know What Love Is,” “Scorching Blooded,” “Chilly as Ice,” and “Ready for a Woman Like You.”
Foreigner, together with 77-year-old unique member Mick Jones and 61-year-old lead singer Kelly Hansen, had been additionally “handled to alternatives to go to with the effective women and men of the US navy,” their staff mentioned, and had firsthand experiences with “among the armored autos deployed on the bases.”
Addressing the reveals his band delivered to troopers stationed in Jap Europe, Hansen mentioned: “We at all times welcome the chance to carry out for the superior troops of the US navy. I’m not at liberty to say the place we carried out, however these warriors are having a really helpful impression on the Ukrainian state of affairs and we thank them for his or her dedication and devotion to security, safety, and democracy.”
The PR execs behind Foreigner likewise touted the $100,000 that the band raised for Pink Cross reduction efforts in Ukraine, together with by donating a portion of income from their Las Vegas residency reveals and by giving hand-signed guitars to attendees who contributed a minimum of $1,000 to the trigger.
Final month, the Eurovision 2022 winners auctioned their trophy to help the Ukrainian navy, whereas March noticed Pussy Riot generate $6.4 million for Ukraine with a simple NFT. Moreover, a “Live performance for Ukraine” that includes Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, and Nile Rodgers raised $17.7 million that very same month.
Lastly, U2 rather less than 4 weeks in the past threw a shock live performance in a Kyiv subway station, whereas Pink Floyd kicked off April by partnering with a Ukrainian musician to release a charity observe entitled “Hey Hey Rise Up.”
In fact, this track – Pink Floyd’s first new effort in nearly three a long time – made headlines immediately earlier than the London-based group’s hunt for a reportedly $500 million catalog sale entered the media highlight.