Officials at the State Fair of West Virginia are excited to add rock legends Foreigner to the 2022 Concert Series on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 8 p.m. Ticket sales began on Friday, Feb. 25.
“The 97th Annual State Fair of West Virginia is on its way and we are extremely happy to add Foreigner to this year’s grandstand lineup,” State Fair CEO Kelly Collins stated. “If you haven’t seen them in concert yet, you need to this August!”
With 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 80 million.
Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way From Home” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” Foreigner still rocks the charts more than 40 years into the game with massive airplay and continued Billboard Top 200 album success. Audio and video streams of Foreigner’s hits are over 15 million per week.
With more Top 10 songs than Journey and as many as Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner also features strongly in every category in Billboard’s “Greatest of All Time” listing. At times, the band’s weekly catalog sales have eclipsed those of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Def Leppard, Van Halen, Aerosmith and most of their Classic Rock peers (Source: Nielsen SoundScan). Foreigner’s catalog sales were recently celebrated in Business Insider as hitting the Top 40 among the Best Selling Music Artists of All Time.
Tickets will only be available via ETIX at http://statefairofwv.com/entertainment/ or by calling 1-800-514-ETIX (3849) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. through 6 p.m., or Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets will not be sold at the State Fair Box Office until later in the spring.
The 10-day State Fair of West Virginia is celebrating 97 years of “Mountain Grown Fun,” on Aug. 11-22. The State Fair of West Virginia, with a $13.8 million economic impact on the state of West Virginia, is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. For more information, please visit www.statefairofwv.com, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.