Foreigner and Bryan Adams join lineup at Encore Park

Tickets for go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday for the combined concert at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park.

The Canadian singer-songwriter and the popular multinational arena band enjoyed their heyday at least 15 years ago.

But such is the trend with the pop acts signed to the play the new open-air show venue that opens next month in Alpharetta.

To date nearly a dozen retro performers are scheduled for shows at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra-owned stage.

Accompanied by a bevy of ASO concerts, the $35 million venue will seat 12,000 and host a number of community events, ASO officials promise.

Foreigner had probably its most popular song — "Jukebox Hero" — in 1981, along with successful albums "Double Vision" and "Head Games" and hits like "Cold As Ice," and "Feels Like The First Time."

Adams' first solo tour was opening for Foreigner, and he now finds himself sharing the stage again with the group.

He made a name for himself in the U.S., in 1982 with the song and similarly-titled album "Cuts Like A Knife."

Hits through Adams career included "Run To You," "Heaven," "Hearts of Fire," and possibly his most popular, "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You."

For tickets, contact the Ticketmaster Web site or call 404-249-6400.

For more information and official concert announcements from Encore Park, see www.vzwamp.com .

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