October 08, 2009 19:10 ET

Feels Like Double Vision for Multi-Platinum Rockers Foreigner

Legendary Band Celebrates Two Albums in the Billboard Top 200 Simultaneously! New Release CAN'T SLOW DOWN Enters at #29; 2008 Release NO END IN SIGHT Also on Charts

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 8, 2009) - Foreigner, one of the world's most popular and enduring rock bands, celebrates having two albums in the Billboard Top 200 chart simultaneously. The band's new release, "Can't Slow Down," entered the upper atmosphere of the chart at a very impressive #29, their highest entry since "Inside Information" made its #15 chart debut in 1987. Their 2008 album release, "No End In Sight: The Very Best of Foreigner," re-entered the chart at #147. This unique achievement puts Foreigner in a class of its own as the only classic rock artist in recent history to have two albums, both featuring newly recorded tracks, in the Top 200 simultaneously. The band is also enjoying success at AC Radio with lead single "When It Comes to Love" breaking into the top 30 on this week's chart.

"Can't Slow Down," a new three disc collection, includes a CD album of all new music, a CD album of the band's original hit recordings, and a DVD of the band in concert and beyond. "Can't Slow Down" is available from Rhino Entertainment, exclusively through Walmart, for $12.

This marks the first time in 17 years that the legendary band has released an album of all new material. Twelve tracks on the new album are produced by Mick Jones and Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith and Buckcherry), with celebrated Grammy-winning producer Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse) contributing the Jones penned "Fool For You Anyway." The title track "Can't Slow Down" was written by Jones, Kelly Hansen and Frederiksen as a tribute to NASCAR in celebration of Foreigner's appearance at the Samsung 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway earlier this year.

Foreigner's catalogue sales have also responded to the renewed interest in the band. For the third straight week, the band's total sales have exceeded those of The Eagles, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, The Who, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Def Leppard, Boston, and most of their Classic Rock peers. "The audience is finally waking up to the fact that the songs they have been listening to all their lives were actually recorded by Foreigner," said manager Phil Carson.

"I had no idea at the beginning what Foreigner would become," said founding member Jones. "Back when we started the band, I was at a crossroads in my life, whether I was going to carry on in music or get a real job. So thirty years later, I think I made the right decision by following my true passion which is making music."

Foreigner's brand of a thrilling mix of blustery blues and impeccably crafted pop continues to captivate generation after generation of music fans. Founded in 1976, Foreigner has sold more than 70 million albums and has experienced multi-platinum success around the world.

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