It'll take more than just breaking one of his human legs to keep certifiable rock god Dave Grohl from taking the stage. Although Foo Fighters were forced to cancel their headlining appearance at last weekend's Glastonbury Festival in England, the band had a massive celebration planned for the 20th anniversary of the release of their self-titled debut on July 4 at Washington, D.C.’s RFK Stadium, and Grohl said during the show, “I’m not missing this show for the world.”

Although he had been ordered by doctors to rest after sustaining a broken leg in a fall from a stage during a concert in Sweden a few weeks earlier, Grohl came up with an elegant – if not elaborate – solution for the beginning of the band's U.S. tour dates. Grohl took the stage in an enormous throne that he designed himself (while, as he noted before the band played "Big Me," under the influence of painkillers). The throne features decorative "guitar arms" and “lasers and s--t shooting from the top.” Grohl laughed, “I was as high as a kite when I drew that."

The show was an important and personal one for Grohl: it was 20 years to the day since Foo Fighters dropped and he grew up in the Washington, D.C. area. The set list was filled with career-spanning hits, a cover of Queen and David Bowie's "Under Pressure," a special appearance by Grohl's mom and a portion dedicated to rarely played songs from their 1995 debut.

Check out fan-shot video of the show below.


"Big Me"

"The Pretender"

Foo Fighters July 4 Washington D.C. RFK Stadium Set List 

1. “Everlong”
2. “Monkey Wrench”
3. “Learn to Fly”
4. “Something From Nothing”
5. “The Pretender”
6. “Cold Day in the Sun”
7. “Congregation”
8. “Walk”
9. “Big Me”
10. “My Hero” (acoustic)
11. “Times Like These” (acoustic)
12. “Under Pressure” (Queen & David Bowie cover)
13. “All My Life”
14. “These Days’
15. “Outside”
16. “Breakout”
17. “For All the Cows”
18. “Alone + Easy Target”
19. “This Is a Call”
20. “Generator”
21. “Best of You”

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