Band: Lou Gramm, Foghat • Date: Friday, Nov. 4, at 8 p.m.
Venue: IP Casino & Resort, 850 Bayview Ave. (Biloxi), www.ipbiloxi.com
Tickets: $39 to $54, available through Ticketmaster
IP Casino & Resort is giving the Gulf Coast another dose of ‘70s rock ‘n’ roll.
Foghat will be the first to take the stage. In 1972, this British outfit exploded on the scene with its first hit single, “I Just Want to Make Love to You.” Its crunchy rock cover of this classic blues tune from Willie Dixon rolled across the radio waves and into the ears of a multitude of new fans. Three years later, Foghat took their fans on a “Slow Ride.” As if this song was not enough of a rock anthem, the band included an extended jam that slowly rose to climax.
Foreigner was another band that established itself in the ‘70s. The band dominated the late ‘70s rock scene with a number of timeless hits that included “Feels Like the First Time,” “Hot Blooded,” “Urgent,” “Cold as Ice” and many more. Foreigner then resurged in the mid-‘80s with “I Want to Know What Love Is.” All the while, Lou Gramm served as the group’s voice. These days Gramm performs solo. However, his set at the IP should provide an excellent flashback to the glory days of Foreigner.