Foo Fighters Announce New Album ‘Concrete and Gold,’ and 2017 U.S. Tour
Having recently premiered several new songs, we had the feeling a new album announcement from Foo Fighters was imminent. Today, they revealed that their ninth LP, Concrete and Gold, will come out on Sept. 15. They also unveiled dates for tour of the United States for the fall.
Concrete and Gold was produced by Greg Kurstin of the Bird and the Bee. Although Kurstin is known for his work with Adele, Pink and Sia, frontman Dave Grohl told Rolling Stone that it was all about having a different set of ideas than previous efforts.
"I think maybe Greg is the guy that we ask to be our producer because he's never made a heavy rock record before and we've never worked with a pop producer," he said, adding that they created something that brought together "our noise and Greg's big brain and all of his sophisticated arrangements and composition."
The band will kick off their North American tour at Cal Jam in San Bernadino, Calif. on Oct. 7. After opening the Anthem, a new club in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 12, they'll head to Richmond, Va., and stay on the road through Dec. 12, when they'll wrap it up in Salt Lake City. You can see the complete tour calendar below.
Tickets for most shows will go on sale to the general public on July 29 (the lone exception is the Champaign, Ill., date on Nov. 8) at 10AM local time. However, pre-ordering Concrete and Gold and/or registering as a "verified fan" at their website allows access to pre-sales, provided you register before 7PM on Friday, June 23. Visit their site for full details.
Foo Fighters, 'Concrete and Gold' Track Listing
3. "Make It Right"
4. "The Sky Is a Neighborhood"
5. "La Dee Da"
6. "Dirty Water"
8. "Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)"
9. "Sunday Rain"
10. "The Line"
11. "Concrete and Gold"
Foo Fighters 2017 U.S. Tour Dates
10/7 - San Bernadino, CA @ Cal Jam
10/12 - Washington, DC @ Anthem
10/14 - Richmond, VA @ Richmond Coliseum
10/15 - Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
10/17 - Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
10/18 - Knoxville, TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena
10/20 - Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
10/21 - Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
10/23 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
10/24 - Memphis,TN @ FedExForum
10/26 - Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BJCC
11/7 - Madison, WI @ Kohl Center
11/8 - Champaign, IL @ State Farm Arena
11/10 - Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
11/11 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
11/13 - Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
11/15 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
12/1 - Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
12/2 - Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
12/4 - Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
12/5 - Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Arena
12/7 - Nampa ID @ Ford Idaho Center
12/9 - Billings MT @ Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
12/10 - Casper WY @ Casper Events Center
12/12 - Salt Lake City UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
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