Foo Fighters Forced to Cancel Glastonbury Festival Performance
UPDATE: Foo Fighters sent a press release this afternoon (June 16) announcing that the band will be forced to cancel the remainder of their tour dates in the U.K. and Europe due to frontman Dave Grohl breaking his leg during a show in Sweden last week. Grohl underwent surgery today and "his recuperation time is still to be determined."
The following dates have been canceled:
June 14 – Pinkpop Festival – Landgraaf, the Netherlands
June 16 – St. Gallen, Switzerland – AFG Arena
June 19 & 20 – London, U.K. – Wembley Stadium
June 23 – Edinburgh, U.K. – Murrayfeld Stadium
June 25 – Werchter, Belgium – Festivalpark Werchter
June 26 – Somerset, U.K. – Glastonbury Festival
ORIGINAL POST: Last week, Dave Grohl pulled the ultimate rock star move: He broke his leg during a Foo Fighters concert in Sweden but still managed to finish out the show. But the injury could prevent the Foos from headlining this year’s Glastonbury festival on June 26.
In an interview with BBC Radio 1, Glastonbury organizer Emily Eavis said she’s “not sure what the outcome” of Grohl’s injury will be and how it will affect the festival. Regardless, BBC host Scott Mills reported that Eavis did say the fest has “contingency plans in place if the Foos can’t play.” However, neither she nor Mills offered any details as to what those plans could be.
During last weekend’s concert in Sweden, Grohl fell off the stage and broke his leg during a performance of “Monkey Wrench.” The Foo Fighters frontman was taken backstage where his leg was wrapped before returning to complete the set while sitting down.
Eavis, of course, is the same woman who received death threats for booking Kanye West on this year's Glastonbury bill. That decision garnered heated criticism from fans who signed a petition to remove the rapper from the ticket, calling West “an insult to music fans all over the world.”
However, Grohl recently came to West’s defense, saying, “There is nothing more punk rock than having [West] stand on stage in front of 100,000 people after thousands of people petition for him to not be there.”
Dave Grohl Breaks His Leg in Concert