Foreigner’s Live Cut “I Want To Know What Love Is” Showcases Timeless Classic

Foreigner proves they’ve still got the magic as they deliver a mesmerizing performance of “I Want to Know What Love Is” at the iconic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Frontman Kelly Hansen, who stepped into big shoes when he joined the band in 2005, shines brightly in this 2010 live rendition of the power ballad, showcasing his undeniable talent.

From the moment Hansen takes the stage, his commanding presence captivates the audience, drawing them in with every word. His vocals are nothing short of sublime as he effortlessly navigates the song’s range, effortlessly transitioning from the soulful lows to the soaring highs. It’s a masterclass in singing a slow, melodic ballad, and Hansen’s delivery leaves a lasting impression.

Accompanied by founding member Mick Jones on keyboards and backing vocals, the band delivers a flawless performance that perfectly complements Hansen’s vocals. The rich harmonies and infectious groove of the song inspire couples in the audience to sway and share intimate moments, adding to the magic of the evening.

The live version of “I Want to Know What Love Is” has garnered immense popularity on YouTube, amassing over 118 million views and earning praise from fans worldwide. Comments overflow with admiration for Hansen’s vocals and the timeless appeal of the song, with many expressing how it has touched their hearts.

In addition to their breathtaking performance of the classic ballad, Foreigner treats the audience to another hit, “Urgent”, showcasing Mick Jones’s fiery guitar skills and the band’s enduring musical prowess.

Despite their longevity in the music industry, Foreigner faced challenges, particularly regarding Jones’s health. His ongoing health issues have led to uncertainties about the band’s future, with the announcement of The Historic Farewell Tour in 2022. However, Foreigner continues to defy expectations, announcing the Renegades & Juke Box Heroes Tour alongside Styx in 2023, leaving fans wondering about the band’s ultimate fate.

As Mick Jones battles health concerns, the band’s future remains uncertain. Yet, their legacy and impact on rock music are undeniable, and fans eagerly await each opportunity to experience their electrifying performances, cherishing the memories created by this legendary band.

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