Courtesy of Rocket 88In celebration of Foreigner‘s upcoming 40th anniversary, a new official biography about the band will be published next year, told in the words of founding guitarist and songwriter Mick Jones. The book, titled A Foreigner’s Tale, will available in various formats exclusively at ForeignerBook.com.

A Foreigner’s Tale will feature Jones’ recollections of his famous band’s rise to fame in the late 1970s, its chart-topping success in the 1980s and more. The book also will delve into Mick’s life prior to the formation of Foreigner, including his childhood years in England during the 1950s, his adventures with his early group Nero and the Gladiators, his 1960s work with the French singers Sylvie Vartan and Johnny Hallyday, and his musical experiences with such artists as Spooky Tooth, George Harrison and Leslie West.

Enhancing A Foreigner’s Tale will be plenty of photos of Foreigner, including rare candid pics, and images of the band in the studio and onstage. The book also will feature photos of Foreigner-related artwork and memorabilia, as well as of Jones’ guitar collection.

Fans who register at ForeignerBook.com will have the chance to pre-order the biography for a discounted price, and also will have the chance to get their name in the book.

Foreigner is planning to launch a 40th anniversary tour around the time of the book’s release. More details about the trek will be revealed soon. Meanwhile, the band kicked off a new North American leg of its Foreigner — The Hits Unplugged acoustic tour last Friday. The trek is mapped out through a November 19 show in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Here are all of Foreigner’s upcoming The Hits Unplugged tour dates:

10/24 — Boston, MA, Citi Shubert Theatre
10/25 — New York, NY, Carnegie Hall
10/26 — New York, NY, iHeartRadio Theater
10/29 — Modesto, CA, Gallo Center for the Arts
10/30 — Cerritos, CA, Cerritos Performing Arts Center
11/1 — Thousand Oaks, CA, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
11/2 — Palm Desert, CA, McCallum Theatre
11/11 — Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, The Avalon Ballroom Theatre at Niagara Fallsview Resort
11/12 — Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, The Avalon Ballroom Theatre at Niagara Fallsview Resort
11/17 — Salina, KS, Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts
11/18 — Overland Park, KS, Carlsen Center
11/19 — Cedar Falls, IA, Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center

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