Review and photos by John Jeffrey
Niagara Falls, NY - This past Saturday marked Foreigner's four(th) time they've played in this general vicinity over the past few years, going back to their 2011 breakout tour with Night Ranger and Journey at Darien Lake. Of those performances, while there were some revolving door situations going in the drum and keyboard departments, nothing was as evident as the limited role at times, and in this case (like their 2012 gig at Lewiston, NY's "Artpark") the absence of the sole remaining founding member, and lead guitarist, Mick Jones. While some may be quick to crudely call the Jones-less lineup a "tribute" band, you have to keep in mind that not only did Jones essentially hand pick and approve of every member playing in the band, but has performed with them himself for years, some for well over a decade, as guitarist/saxophone player Tom Gimbel is approaching his 20 year milestone with the band, as he joined Foreigner in 1995.
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