It’s been 40 years since Foreigner released its first album and now the songs of the legendary rock group are being made into a musical.
“Jukebox Hero” will tell the story of a hard-hit American town that is saved with the emergence of a rock group that helps bring in new industry.
A 10-city Canadian tour is to begin in Calgary next October and its creators hope to see it eventually move to London’s West End and Broadway.
Foreigner founder Mick Jones says a musical based on the band’s songs is something he’s been thinking about for years.
He says about a dozen Foreigner songs will be included in the musical.
The story is based on a script by the British writing duo responsible for the films “The Commitments” and “Across the Universe.”