Over the past 56 years, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center has hosted hundreds of performers and countless performances. Dave Matthews, for example, performed at SPAC more than 40 times during his career. The Grateful Dead drew a record 40,000 fans in 1985. Earlier this year, Dead & Company announced their farewell tour with 2 final shows in Saratoga. Now we have another group about to say goodbye as well.
From 1977 to 1988, this band had 14 Top 20 singles, sold over 50 million albums worldwide, and toured for nearly half a century. I guess they have earned the right to retire.
Foreigner announced the historic farewell tour with special guest Loverboy. Two of the most popular bands of the 1980s reunited in one night in Saratoga. For Foreigner, this will be their last performance at SPAC.
Foreigner and Loverboy will perform at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, August 1, 2023. Tickets for this show go on sale Friday, November 18 at 9:00 a.m. on Ticketmaster.com and spac.org.
In 2021 and 2022, Foreigner performed at the New York State Fair in Syracuse. The band, whose original vocalist Lou Gramm hails from Rochester, NY, first performed at SPAC in 1978 on the Double Vision Tour. The last time they played in the amphitheater was in 2019.
The Foreigner show isn’t Saratoga’s only concert slated for summer 2023. Dead & Company have already sold out their final SPAC performances on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18. Matchbox 20 has a rescheduled show there on Sunday, July 30.
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