FORT WORTH, Texas (March 6, 2012) – Foreigner lead singer Kelly Hansen announced Tuesday at Texas Motor Speedway’s annual Media Day that the band will perform a special acoustic concert Monday, April, 9, to benefit Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas and officially kick off the Samsung Mobile 500 NASCAR race week.

The Foreigner Acoustique – Classics Unplugged private benefit concert, featuring Hansen and two other band members, will be held at the new Flying Saucer venue – formerly 8.0’s – in Fort Worth’s Sundance Square beginning at 7 p.m. CT. The trio will perform the unique acoustic versions of several of Foreigner’s greatest hits at the outdoor venue including “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Double Vision,” “Hot Blooded,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” and “Feels Like The First Time,” among others.

During a break in the set, a limited live auction will be held that will include a handful of unique items, including a live serenade by Hansen with a Foreigner hit song to the winning bidder on stage and a framed autographed platinum Foreigner single.

General admission tickets are available for $60 and special VIP tickets are $150, with all proceeds benefitting Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas.

The limited-availability VIP ticket includes a pre-concert reception (food & cocktails) at the neighboring Mercury Chop House and meet-and-greet with the Foreigner band members, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The VIPs also receive a reserved area for the concert, autographed Foreigner acoustic CD and a Foreigner/SCC t-shirt. General admission tickets also include a Foreigner acoustic CD. All tickets will be eligible to win a free autographed Foreigner guitar that evening.

Tickets currently are on sale and available by visiting www.scctexas.orgwww.texasmotorspeedway.com, www.texasmotorspeedway.com or by calling the Texas Motor Speedway ticket office at (817) 215-8500. For more information, please visit either site or call Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas at (817) 215-8421.

The Foreigner Acoustique – Classics Unplugged concert will kick off race week at Texas Motor Speedway that features night racing with the NASCAR Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge on Friday, April 13, and Sprint Cup Series Samsung Mobile 500 on Saturday, April 14. Tickets remain for both races and available by visiting www.texasmotorspeedway.com or by calling the TMS ticket office at (817) 215-8500.