The classic rockers of Foreigner will headline next year’s Indy 500 Carb Day concert at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, joining the highly-respected acts before them.
Carb Day is one of the three music events preceding the 103rd edition of the Indianapolis 500 and is set to take place on May 24, 2019. The event is known to bring in one of the largest crowds before the Indy 500 aside from Race Day. In previous years, performers like Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 38 Special, and Poison have taken the stage; 2017’s Carb Day featured Train and Blues Traveler.
Foreigner, known for hit tracks in the ’70s and ’80s like “Hot Blooded” and “I Want to Know What Love Is,” are currently on their “Jukebox Hero Tour” through next May. The band’s lineup includes the sole original member Mick Jones, along with vocalist Kelly Hansen, who succeeded Lou Gramm. Jeff Pulson, Tom Gimbel, Mike Bluestein, Bruce Watson, and Chris Frazier make up the rest of the band.
An opening act for Carb Day, as well as acts for the country-themed Legends Day on May 25 and the EDM-based Snake Pit show on May 26, have not been announced yet.
The Indianapolis 500 will kick-off at 12:19 p.m. on May 26, 2019.