Out now on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital video is the long-unreleased concert film, Foreigner – Live At The Rainbow '78. Caught live on April 27th, 1978 at London's Rainbow Theatre, the new collections spotlights Foreigner's classic early lineup featuring Mick Jones, Lou Gramm, Ian McDonald, Al Greenwood, Ed Gagliardi, and Dennis Elliott. Over 40 years after the Foreigner's historic Rainbow gig, the show has been restored from the original film reels, remixed and remastered for the 2019 release.
Among the highlights on the set are “Feels Like The First Time,” “Long, Long Way From Home,” and “Cold As Ice,” as well an exclusive preview of two tracks from the band's upcoming Double Vision album — “Hot Blooded” and “Double Vision.”
We asked Mick Jones what he thought of seeing the original lineup tearing through the Rainbow set, over 40 years later: “I was actually really (laughs) kind of blown away, a little bit. I think the playing was good. The excitement was there. We were very pumped. It was really very early days on doing any major touring. And playing in London, I definitely was aiming for success in England — that was very important. Just wanting to be taken seriously in my homeland. It looked to me like we were enjoying it.”
Foreigner performs on Thursday (March 21st) in Greenvale, New York at Tilles Center’s Concert Hall.