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Ford Teams with Foreigner for Rock Then Roll 4 UR School Initiative

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Rock Then Roll 4 UR School

Do you remember the ’80s? Then you almost certainly remember the band Foreigner, responsible for some of true all-time rock classics. You know the lineup: “Double Vision,” “Cold as Ice,” “Long, Long Way from Home,” “Feels Like the First Time,” “Hot Blooded,” “Head Games,” “Dirty White Boy,” and, of course, “I Want to Know What Love Is.” I cannot tell you how many times I have sat behind the wheel of a car and belted one of those songs like no one was listening (even if I had three passengers at the time).

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Foreigner’s songs make me hot blooded. Check it and see. Every time I hear a Foreigner song, it feels like the first time.

Now, Ford is teaming up with these titans of rock ‘n’ roll for the Rock Then Roll 4 UR School initiative. As part of the partnership, Rock Then Roll 4 UR School events will take place throughout the month of October at Foreigner’s various concert dates across the country, including:

  • October 5 – Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, Minnesota
  • October 7 – iWireless Center – Moline, Illinois
  • October 9 – BOK Center – Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • October 10 – Intrust Bank Arena – Wichita, Kansas
  • October 11 – Pinnacle Bank Arena – Lincoln, Nebraska
  • October 14 – Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center – Columbus, Ohio
  • October 16 – Colonial Life Arena – Columbia, South Carolina
  • October 17 – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, Florida
  • October 18 – Peace Center – Greenville, South Carolina
  • October 20 – Niswonger Performing Arts Center – Greeneville, Tennessee
  • October 21 – Norton Center for the Arts – Danville, Kentucky
  • October 23 – Fox Cities Performing Arts Center – Appleton, Wisconsin
  • October 24 – BMO Harris Bradley Center – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

As part of the initiative, area high school choirs will be given the opportunity to record and submit video of a performance of the Foreigner hit “I Want to Know What Love Is.” The winning choir in each city will have the chance to join the band on stage for a joint performance of the song, and they will have the opportunity to raise as much as $6,000 for their school music program at a Drive 4 UR School event. Ford and Foreigner will each contribute $500 to the cause.

It’s fair to say that Ford and Foreigner have a double vision for the future success of high school music programs.

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