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When it’s time to go, it’s time to go! Foreigner will launch its Historic Farewell Tour next summer. "Foreigner is a completely revitalized band with a whole new energy that has won the hearts of our fans all over the world, and I want to go out while the band is still at the top of its game," guitarist Mick Jones told Billboard. "I had the idea that was to become Foreigner back in 1974, and I was 30 years old at the time. By the end of our farewell tour, over 50 years will have passed, and that's a long time to be on the road."

The end of touring for the band had been a topic of conversation for some time, mostly revolving around the topic of maintaining the desired caliber of the band's performance, Foreigner's frontman Kelly Hansen, 61, explained to Billboard how he feels about other aging acts. "I see other musicians sometimes that I go, 'Wow, that was disappointing,' and I don't want to be someone that other people say that about."

Tickets for The Historic Farewell Tour go on sale Nov. 18 via livenation.com. Texas stops include Dallas, Austin and The Woodlands in August of 2023. The group is again working with the Grammy Museum Foundation to recruit local choirs at each stop to perform with the band for “I Want to Know What Love Is” via foreignerchoirs.com. More information and updates will be posted to foreigneronline.com. Check out their announcement from Live Nation below.