Three classic rock acts are hitting the road for a joint tour this summer to bring fans the ultimate ‘Soundtrack Of Summer.’ Foreigner, Styx and former Eagles guitarist Don Felder announced a three-month trek across the U.S. for their co-headlining ‘Soundtrack Of Summer Tour’ kicking off May 16th in Oklahoma City, reports Billboard.
“It’s very exciting to be out there together, 30 years after we all had No. 1 albums and everything. And having (Felder), who was an obvious contributor to the writing side of the Eagles and does lots of Eagles songs in his show, that will make a nice complement,” Styx guitarist James “J.Y.” Young tells Billboard. “It has the potential to be the most successful of anything we’ve ever done with us in a co-headline position like this.”
With a combined 250 million albums sold and 36 #1 and top 10 hits, the three legendary acts have plenty of hits between them to serve up a nostalgic summer soundtrack that fans will love all over again.
“As longtime friends, we’re happy to join Styx and Don Felder for the ultimate soundtrack of summer,” Foreigner founding member and lead guitarist Mick Jones said in a statement. “Our combined songs are some of America’s favorite summer anthems, and we’re excited to be bringing them to our fans across the country.”
Those songs includes monster hits like “Renegade,” “Juke Box Heroes” and “Hotel California,” which will all be part of the “slammin’ soundtrack of a rockin’ hot summer,” Styx guitarist James Young notes.
Billboard notes that Felder will serve as the opening act for each show, and Styx and Foreigner will interchange closing sets over the course of the tour.
In addition to the joint tour, the three acts have also re-recorded a version of the Eagles’ “Hotel California” (which Felder co-wrote) that will be featured on a compilation album to accompany the tour.
Tickets for various cities go on sale starting February 7. Fans can check out the tour’s official website, www.soundtrackofsummer.com for details.
Full Tour Dates for The Soundtrack of Summer Tour below via Billboard (# denotes closing act — #F=Foreigner #S=Styx)
May 16 – Oklahoma City, OK (Zoo Amphitheatre) #F
May 17 – Grand Prairie, TX (Verizon Theatre) #F
May 18 – Houston, TX (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion) #S
May 20 – Clearwater, FL (Ruth Eckerd Hall) #F
May 22 – Estero, FL (Germain Arena) #S
May 23 – St. Augustine, FL (St. Augustine Amphitheatre) #S
May 24 – Atlanta, GA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre) #S
May 25 – Orange Beach, AL (The Wharf) #F
May 29 – Tuscaloosa, AL (Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre) #S
May 30 – Simpsonville, SC (Charter Amphitheatre) #F
May 31 – Charlotte, NC (PNC Music Pavilion) #F
June 1 – Virginia Beach, VA (Farm Bureau Amphitheatre) #S
June 5 – Cincinnati, OH (Horseshoe Casino) #S
June 6 – Chicago, IL (First Merit Bank Pavilion) #S
June 7 – St. Louis, MO (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre) #S
June 8 – Kansas City, MO (Starlight Theatre) #S
June 19 – Boston, MA (Bank Of America Pavilion) #F
June 20 – Bristow, VA (Jiffy Lube Live) #F
June 21 – Big Flats, NY (Summer Stage) #F
June 23 – Verona, NY (Turning Stone Casino) #S
June 27 – Mashantucket, CT (Foxwoods Resort Casino) #S
June 28 – Wantagh, NY (Nikon Jones Beach Theater) #F
July 4 – Scranton, PA (Toyota Pavilion) #F
July 5 – Bangor, ME (Darlings Waterfront) #S
July 6 – Gilford, NH (Bank of NH Pavilion) #S
July 9 – Canandaigua, NY (Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center) #F
July 10 -Detroit, MI (Freedom Hill Amphitheater) #F
July 17 – Minneapolis, MN (Target Center) #F
July 18 – Walker, MN (Moondance Jam) #S
July 22 – Denver, CO (Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre) #F
July 23 – Salt Lake City, UT (USANA Amphitheatre) #S
July 25 – Las Vegas, NV (Orleans Arena) #S
July 26 – Los Angeles, CA (Greek Theatre) #F
July 27 – Santa Barbara, CA (Santa Barbara Bowl) #F