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Posted on Thu, Nov 17, 2011 : 5:12 p.m.

Michigan Theater announces dates for Foreigner unplugged, Henry Rollins

By Bob Needham

The Michigan Theater today announced two big-name events coming to its stage: Rock band Foreigner on a date called "Foreigner Acoustique: The Classics Unplugged," on Jan. 22; and the return of popular spoken-word artist Henry Rollins in "The Long March Tour" on March 22.

Tickets for Foreigner are on sale now at $42.50 and $75, plus service charges. They are available via and all Ticketmaster outlets; charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

Tickets for Henry Rollins, at $25 plus service charges, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via Ticketmaster; charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

Foreigner, of course, has been a staple on album rock radio since the late 1970s, with a string of hits including "Cold as Ice," "Juke Box Hero," "Urgent," and "I Want to Know What Love Is." The band re-recorded some of its signature songs in stripped-down format for an album called "Acoustique and More" that was released earlier this fall. For more information, see the band's website.

Rollins has appeared at the Michigan a number of times. Once known as the front man for hardcore band Black Flag in the 1980s, today he's most known for spoken-word performances that combine comedy, rants and social commentary. He most recently appeared at the Michigan in April as part of a tribute concert by the Stooges in honor of their late lead guitarist, Ron Asheton. For more information, see his website.



Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 12:07 p.m.

They were the band, at those all day music festivals, that gave you an opportunity to find a portajohn. How will you know when to go to the bathroom at this show?

Born A2

Fri, Nov 18, 2011 : 3:08 p.m.

75 bucks!! My very first concert was seeing Billy Squier open for Foreigner at Crisler Arena in 1981 on the "Foreigner 4" tour. During Jukebox Hero they had a huge inflatable jukebox and even though we had tickets BEHIND the stage and could barely see the top of was awesome!!! (especially as an 11 year old). I still have the ticket stub...$8.50 plus .50 service charge. Why doesn't Crisler have concerts anymore? That was always a good place to see a show....

Ron Granger

Fri, Nov 18, 2011 : 2:39 p.m.

"You're as cold as ice You're willing to sacrifice our love You never take advice Someday you'll pay the price, $75, I know! I've seen it before, it happens all the time (Oooh-oooh) You're closing the door, you leave the world behind We're digging for gold, we're throwing away (Aaah-aaah) A fortune in feelings, but someday you'll pay $75 to see us You want paradise But someday you'll pay the price of $75, I know Yes, I know"