Multi-instrumentalist Thom Gimbel Has Officially Left Foreigner
He Might Play With Them In The Future Though
Thom Gimbel has left Foreigner after almost three decades with group. He made the announcement in a statement posted on his social media.
“Today I’d like to share with everyone that after almost 30 years with Foreigner, I’ve decided it’s time for me to finally stop touring, and try to settle myself down,” he wrote. “I’m deeply, eternally grateful to Mick, Lou and Kelly, and the entire, incredible Foreigner family, years past and present.”
He then went on to thank everyone especially their fans for “rocking with us throughout the years.” Although he’s leaving Foreigner, he’s not closing any door and ensures he’s open to the possibility of performing with them again “perhaps at a fundraising golf tournament, or at a Foreigner concert”. We’d definitely look forward to that.
He toured with Aerosmith in 1989 to 1990. Gimbel joined Foreigner in 1992 but left temporarily in 1993 to get back on the road with Aerosmith. He even appeared in a “Wayne’s World” sketch on Saturday Night Live and the 1993 comedy film Wayne’s World 2. He rejoined Foreigner in 1995 and has since become a member of the band. Gimbel played rhythm guitar, saxophone, flute, and keyboards, and provided backing vocals too.