Thursday, April 12, 2012

Foreigner benefit concert at Texas raised nearly $30,000

Foreigner raised nearly $30,000 with four select auction items, including a unique on-stage serenade by lead singer Kelly Hansen, during Monday night's Foreigner Acoustique: Classics Unplugged concert to benefit Speedway Children's Charities-Texas at the Flying Saucer in Fort Worth's Sundance Square.

The serenade was the top-selling auction item as it fetched $9,500 for Hansen to serenade the winning bidder on the Flying Saucer's outdoor patio stage with Foreigner's mega-hit, "Waiting For A Girl Like You" as band members Jeff Pilson and Tom Gimbel played acoustic guitars.

 Foreigner will continue their charitable ways prior to Saturday evening's Samsung Mobile 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, where they will perform the event's pre-race concert beginning at 4:30 p.m. CT. From 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Speedway Children's Charities-Texas volunteers, wearing red shirts, will be selling a combination package of the Foreigner Extended Version CD and a Foreigner/SCC t-shirt for just $20 that also will benefit the charity.

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