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Fans don't stop believing in the power of radio-friendly rock
by ANDREW JOHNSTON - Belfast Telegraph
June 17, 2011

MERE days after the Odyssey's roof was blown off by the triple header of Def Leppard, Alice Cooper and Thin Lizzy, another trio of legendary hard-edged acts rolled into town.

Last night, it was Journey, Foreigner and FM's turn to strut their stuff for the rock fraternity.

Re-formed British outfit FM opened proceedings with a half hour of radio-friendly sounds, opening with the superb Wildside from album Metropolis.

In the middle slot, rejuvenated UK-US mob Foreigner delivered a crowd-pleasing hour of '70s and '80s anthems.

Foreigner nearly stole the show, but not quite. Because with Filipino bundle-of-energy lead singer Arnel Pineda at the helm, Journey are on the best form of their long career.

The group crammed nearly 40 years of hits into 90 minutes.

By the time they got to set-closer Don't Stop Believin', the crowd were singing along, mad grins across their faces.