Foo Fighters Announce New 2017 Tour Date
Foo Fighters are gearing up for a big 2017. They’ve already announced a couple of shows in Europe for next summer, and will likely have more on the way.
Over at their website, they’re using a passport motif, and clicking on the passport reveals the dates in the form of stamps. This started with the NOS Alive Festival in Lisbon, Portugal, on July 7. Then, a few days later, they said they would be playing the Mad Cool Festival in Madrid, Spain on July 6. All the dates will be listed below as they become public.
Back in March, the band quashed chatter that they were breaking up with a video. The rumors started after a tumultuous 2015 that saw Dave Grohl break his leg after falling off a stage in Sweden, forcing them to cancel the remaining dates on their European tour. Their attempt to return to Europe that November was cut short by four stops as a result of the Paris terrorist attacks.
Instead, they kept public appearances to a minimum. Grohl played an invite-only acoustic show in Cannes, France, as part of Cannes Lions, a global conference for branded communications professionals. Then, in October, they got back together for their annual charity show to benefit Los Angeles schools, serving as the house band on a bill that saw them back up such names as Sammy Hagar and Paul Stanley of Kiss. Looking forward, their only U.S. performance on their calendar at the moment will be at the annual MusiCares benefit as part of a tribute to Tom Petty during the weekend of the Grammys in February.
Although they haven’t yet officially confirmed a follow-up to 2014’s Sonic Highways, Grohl did say that he was working on new music. And, on Nov. 11, drummer Taylor Hawkins will step out from behind the drum kit for his first solo project, an EP called KOTA.
Foo Fighters 2017 Tour Dates
7/6 — Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
7/7 — NOS Alive Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
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