Foreigner reunited with three former members for the first time since 1980 as Lou Gramm, Al Greenwood and Ian McDonald joined the current group members onstage Thursday during a live concert at Jones Beach, Ny.
Gramm, who fronted Foreigner originally in 1976 until 2003, sang main lead with the band for the first time in 14 years, while multi-instrumentalist McDonald and keyboardist Greenwood, each a founding members of Foreigner, last performed with the group in 1980.
Together once again after 37 years, Foreigner performed three tracks: “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,” guitar player and founding member Mick Jones said in a declaration.
“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.”
Earlier this year, Gramm and Jones hinted that a Foreigner reunion might be in the works in as the band embarked on their own 40th anniversary tour; their self-title debut album was released in 1977. The duet last performed together in 2013 at their inauguration introduction ceremony into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame.
Foreigner recently embarked on the summer tour with assistance from Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience. It’s unclear whether or not Gramm, Greenwood and McDonald will appear at upcoming events or if the reunion was a one time concert.