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Subject: Pre-Show Party and Local High School Choir Augment Foreigner Concert
The multi-platinum band Foreigner will welcome the University High School Choir (Greeley, CO) on stage during their performance on Saturday, Nov. 2, 7:30 pm, at the Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley. The University High School choir will perform with Foreigner during the song, “I Want to Know What Love Is” as winners of a local high school choir contest put on by radio station, Tri 102.5 and Foreigner.
“It’s a really cool feeling when we get to see the sheer joy that comes across the kids’ faces,” said Foreigner member Tom Gimbel. A strong advocate for music education, Foreigner will donate $500 to the University High School Choir for winning the contest and singing “I Want To Know What Love Is.” “Music education is a cause that is very near and dear to our hearts,” Gimbel said.
In addition to the joint performance, the choir will sell Foreigner CDs at the show to raise money for Foreigner’s charity partner, The Grammy Foundation. All of the proceeds from the CD sales will be donated to the group’s cause.
Before the show from 5:30-7 pm, the Union Colony Civic Center Guild is hosting a pre-show party sponsored by the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant in the Two Rivers Lounge on the second floor of the UCCC.
Cost for the preshow fundraiser event is $20 with a ticket to Foreigner and $25 without a ticket to see the show. The Rio Grande Restaurant is supplying a taco bar and two margaritas with paid entry. A cash bar will also be available.
All proceeds from the event will go to the Union Colony Civic Center Guild. The UCCC Guild supports the Union Colony Civic Center through special events and programs.
Foreigner is considered one of the most popular rock acts in the world with 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits. “Foreigner continues to rock the charts more than 30 years into the game, and Northern Colorado audiences have the opportunity to see them live!” said Jason Evenson, Interim Director of the Union Colony Civic Center.
Aside from the special rendition with the local choir, Gimbel said those in attendance can look forward to a high-energy atmosphere.
“It’s not going to be a sit back and relax type gig,” he said. “Our singer (Kelly Hansen) tries to interact as much as possible. We want people to lose their inhibitions and be part of the show.” With classic songs such as “Hot Blooded,” “Feels Like the First Time” and “Juke Box Hero,” it should be easy for crowds to get caught up in the concert.
“People should expect to stand up, clap and yell,” Gimbel said. “We don’t leave out the hits.”
Founded in 1976, Foreigner has stood the test of time. “We feel fortunate and are grateful to have had support over so many years,” Gimbel said. “That’s what keeps us going. We know we would have nothing without it.”
For further information, contact the UCCC ticket office at 970-356-5000, 1-800-315-ARTS, or go online at ucstars.com. The UCCC’s 25th Anniversary is the season to Come See The Stars!
(This concert features amplified music. Ear protection is available by request.)