The biggest New York area headline show of Foo Fighters’ 20 year history just became the band’s hugest ever NYC double-header: With tickets for the FF July 16th Citi Field date sold out and fetching exorbitant sums on the secondary market, a second night has been confirmed for July 15th.
Tickets for the July 15th show go on sale Friday, January 30th at 10am local time at mets.com/foos.
To celebrate their 20th anniversary and their eighth album Sonic Highways (Roswell/RCA), Foo Fighters have unveiled their most massive North American tour to date. Between the multi-platinum FF catalogue of Grammy-winning anthems, the awe-inspiring musicianship of Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear, and a consistently amazing live show that just gets better every year, these two nights at Citi Field with the last great American stadium rock band—the sold outJuly 16th show and the newly announced July 15th date–are sure to be legendary.
It’s official: Foo Fighters are following up the release of the band’s most ambitious album with its biggest ever North American tour to date.
In the wake of Sonic Highways’ climb into the top 3 of charts worldwide and the announcement of the band’s first ever U.S. stadium dates, Foo Fighters have now unveiled a full North American stadium/arena/amphitheater assault for summer/fall 2015. This most massive North American on-the-road undertaking in FF history will see Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear headline multiple historic U.S. stadiums for the first time: New York’s Citi Field on July 16, a debut doubleheader at Boston’s Fenway Park on July 18 and 19, as well as the previously announced August 29 Chicago headline at Wrigley Field that sold out in one day, and the July 4 all-day 20th anniversary blowout at DC’s RFK stadium.
Royal Blood has been confirmed to support on the July/August run of these newly added dates – with the exception of August 27 in Indianapolis and the first Fenway show on July 18, which will feature a special appearance from hometown heroes and post-punk pioneers Mission of Burma.
And there’s more… Tickets for the Foo Fighters 2015 tour (with the exception of Fenway Park) will first go on sale via the BEAT THE BOTS: BOX OFFICE ONLY PRE-SALE this Saturday at 10am. Fans sick of Scalper-BOTS programmed to clog online queues and snatch up huge amounts of tickets to resell them will get first shot at tickets to these shows. Visit http://foofighters.com for a complete list of box office locations and details.
Online Pre-Sales for Foo Fighters 2015 tour begin Monday, December 1, with general on sales commencing December 4 & 5, check your local listings.
FOO FIGHTERS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2015 New Dates in BOLD
7/4/15 – Washington DC – RFK Stadium 7/6/15 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center * 7/9/15 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre * 7/16/15 – New York, NY – Citi Field * 7/18/15 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park ** 7/19/15 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park * 8/12/15 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place * 8/13/15 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome * 8/17/15 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre * 8/19/15 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater * 8/21/15 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center * 8/22/15 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center * 8/24/15 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre * 8/25/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion * 8/27/15 – Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center
8/29/15 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field (SOLD OUT) 9/11/15 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena 9/12/15 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre 9/14/15 – Portland, OR – Moda Center 9/16/15 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/18/15 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center 9/21/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum 9/25/15 – Phoenix, AZ – AK-Chin Pavilion 9/27/15 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater 9/29/15 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena 9/30/15 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena 10/4/15 – Atlanta, GA – Centennial Olympic Park 10/5/15 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena 10/7/15 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum
* w/ special guest Royal Blood
** w/ special guest Mission of Burma
Special Guests Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr., Heart, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, LL Cool J featuring DJ Z-Trip, Trouble Funk, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue — PLUS BBQ, Motorcycle Rally, Fireworks and MORE
It was barely two weeks ago that Foo Fighters played a super intimate show at the Black Cat in Washington D.C., about which The Washington Post ran a review featuring the line “the Foo Fighters could have gigged at RFK Stadium instead of spending the night at a cozy rock club.”
And now, tickets for Foo Fighters’ 20th anniversary extravaganza at RFK Stadium will go on sale thisSaturday, November 8 at 10am ET.
There will be no reserved seating. Field tickets and seated tickets are general admission only. There will be no pre-sale.
In addition to being Foo Fighters’ biggest U.S. headline engagement to date, the band’s July 4, 2015 20thAnniversary blowout will be an all-day affair and include a BBQ, motorcycle rally and fireworks display – it is the 4th of July after all.
The all-star supporting line-up features an awe-inspiring assortment of musical ambassadors of the eight cities where the new FF album Sonic Highways (out November 10 on Roswell/RCA) was recorded and the band’s HBO docuseries Foo Fighters Sonic Highways was filmed: A huge inspiration for the lyrics of Sonic Highways lead track “Something From Nothing” — not to mention guitar players through the ages –– Chicago’s own Buddy Guy will perform. Gary Clark Jr. will be on hand to represent Austin, making for a generation-spanning double shot of guitar Godliness. From Seattle, Heart is confirmed to appear, Ann and Nancy Wilson having joined the FF family for its Late Show with David Letterman week-long stand leading into the HBO series’ premiere.Representing Los Angeles with ties to New York, will be longtime FF comrade in arms Joan Jett, who recently joined Foo Fighters Dave Grohl and Pat Smear for Nirvana’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Lauded New York hip-hop artist LL Cool J will also be making a special appearance featuring DJ Z-Trip. Rounding out this once in a lifetime who’s who of musical greatness will be DC hometown legends and kings of go-go Trouble Funk and, representingNew Orleans, the incomparable Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.
So don’t forget and don’t delay: Go to http://bit.ly/FOOJULY4 10am this Saturday. All tickets are created equal for the Foo Fighters July 4th 20th anniversary blowout, but few shows will ever create these kinds of memories. Join Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear and their Sonic Highways family for a show that will be talked about for centennials to come.
Sonic Highways, the eighth studio album from Foo Fighters, out worldwide Monday, November 10. Preorder here: http://smarturl.it/FFSH
Fresh off the critically lauded, ratings smash Chicago-centric debut of their HBO series Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways and a packed to the gills premiere shindig at Wrigleyville’s Cubby Bear, Foo Fighters have confirmed the Windy City as the site of the band’s first ever U.S. stadium headline show: On August 29, 2015, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear will return to the same neighborhood where Grohl saw his first ever live show, this time to play the storied Wrigley Field.
And now it has been confirmed that Foo Fighters’ Wrigley extravaganza will feature a day-long multigenerational celebration of Chicago’s musical heritage: Kings of the Chicago underground Urge Overkill will open the festivities, followed by Naked Raygun a/k/a the band that played that same Cubby Bear gig that was teenage Dave Grohl’s first live show. In the penultimate spot will be the local and international multi-platinum legends Cheap Trick, whose Rick Nielsen both appears in the Sonic Highways series and contributes his unmistakable guitar tones to the album’s lead track and current Rolling Stone Playlist #1 “Something From Nothing.”
Tickets for Foo Fighters’ historic Wrigley Field stand will be on sale to the public Monday, October 27 at 10am CT at cubs.com/foo, with fan club pre-sales beginning 10am CT Friday, October 24 and running through 5pm CT Sunday, October 26. A 4 ticket limit for the general admission floor, and 6 ticket limit for the reserved sections will be strictly enforced.
Wrigley Field Headline Confirmed for August 29, 2015
Foo Fighters have confirmed a second Sonic Highways premiere screening and club gig, this time in the setting and inspiration for episode #2 of the HBO series, Dave Grohl’s formative hometown of Washington DC.
The all-ages screening and show will take place Friday, October 24 at the Black Cat. Doors will open at 9 pm, followed by a 10 pm Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways screening followed immediately by an 11 pm Foo Fighters live show. Tickets are on sale today from 6pm, available only in person at the Black Cat box office at 1811 14th Street NW for $20 per ticket plus $3 service charge. Cash only. Maximum of 2 tickets per person. ID required and those buying a 2nd ticket must provide that person’s name as stated on their ID. Tickets are 100% non-transferable and non-refundable.
Yesterday, fresh off the Chicago-centric debut of Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways and a packed to the gills shindig at Wrigleyville’s Cubby Bear, Foo Fighters confirmed the Windy City as the sight of the band’s first ever U.S. stadium headline show: On August 29, 2015, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear will return to the same neighborhood where Grohl saw his first ever live show, this time to play the storied Wrigley Field.
Tickets for Foo Fighters’ historic Wrigley Field stand will be on sale to the public Monday, October 27 at 10 am CT at cubs.com/foo, with fan club pre-sales beginning 10 am CT Friday, October 24 and running through 5 pm CT Sunday, October 26 (Fans can sign up to receive a pre-sale code at http://www.foofighters.com/#email). A 4 ticket limit for the general admission floor, and 6 ticket limit for the reserved sections will be strictly enforced.
The August 29 Wrigley date is the first North American show to be announced in a sure to be extensive 2015 global stadium/arena/festival tour de force supporting the forthcoming eighth FF LP Sonic Highways(Roswell/RCA), which will be released worldwide on November 10. The album’s release has been heralded by the reveal of first single “Something For Nothing” in the first episode of the HBO series. “Something For Nothing” which is now available as a download and can be seen and ahead at http://youtu.be/V_YlZ1JdcVk has earned instant acclaim as the band’s “fiery new song” (Rolling Stone), “a ferocious, at times even hypnotic, rocker with hints of funk, psychedelia, and Dave Grohl’s signature monster growl” (Consequence of Sound), and has moved Billboard to rave “Twenty years into their career and the Foo Fighters are as hard as ever.”
Concert Event Streaming Live From Chicago at https://www.facebook.com/hbo on Friday, October 17 At 11:59pm (EST) Immediately Following the HBO Premiere Episode of Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways
Tickets to Attend the Event Go on Sale Wednesday, October 15 at 10:00am (CST)
New York, N.Y., October 14, 2014 — The highly anticipated new HBO series Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways debuts on Friday, October 17 at 11:00pm (EST). In celebration of the premiere, HBO will collaborate with Facebook to present “Foo Fighters Sonic Highways: Live from The Cubby Bear,” a live stream of the Foo Fighters premiere party concert, which will be made available to fans in the U.S. on the HBO Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hbo.
Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear will take the stage at Chicago’s The Cubby Bear at midnight (EST) on Friday, October 17 immediately following a screening of the premiere episode. The show will feature the first ever in-concert performance of the new single “Something from Nothing” from the band’s forthcoming album, also titled Sonic Highways (out November 10 on Roswell/RCA).
Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways is an unprecedented eight-part documentary series that digs deep into the heart and soul of America’s musical identity. Directed by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, each one-hour episode is devoted to a different American musical landmark, chronicling the history, cultural environment and people that define each city’s unique musical identity.
The premiere episode takes place in Chicago and prominently features The Cubby Bear, a small club with huge personal significance to Grohl, who saw his first punk rock show at the venue – an event that set him on his life’s path.
Fans located in Chicago can attend the concert by purchasing tickets online athttp://itsh.bo/FFChicago beginning Wednesday, October 15 at 10:00am (CST). A two-ticket limit per customer will be strictly enforced and attendees must be 21+. All tickets will be held at will-call and are non-transferable. Ticket holders and their guests must check in at the same time, present government-issued photo ID and immediately enter the venue. Doors open at 8:30pm (CST).
For fans who won’t have the opportunity to attend or catch the live stream of the concert, an archived version of the event will be made available on certain HBO platforms at a later date.
There was a minor equipment mishap, specifically with his guitar, and in an effort to keep his audience engaged, he made a joke! It was meant to be funny and self deprecating: “hey sorry, you’re stuck with just me up here…” vs the Foo Fighters who have three guitar players on stage and regularly play stadium shows.
Jack has the utmost respect for the Foo Fighters and communicated with Grohl this morning.
So if you’ll let us, we’ll all continue with our day and we assure you: All is well in the rock n roll world.
Viewers watching the 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony this weekend on HBO were treated to a surprise teaser preview of the new HBO series Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways. The sneak peek-now viewable at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-z8A9P5ziA –features an exclusive Dave Grohl mission statement accompanied by the first passage of music to be unveiled from the as-yet-untitled eighth FF album — out November on Roswell/RCA — and a fleeting glimpse of the HBO series documenting the eight-city odyssey of the record’s creation.
“I’ve pulled up the family tree of American music and exposed its roots to find inspiration for the next Foo Fighters album,” says Grohl of the band’s most ambitious effort to date. Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear tapped into the musical heritage and cultural fabric of each of these cities — Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington DC — basing themselves at a legendary studio integral to the unique history and character of each location. One song was recorded in each city, all featuring local legends sitting in, with every lyric written in an unprecedented experimental style: Dave held off on putting down words until the last day of each session, so as to be inspired by the experiences, interviews for the HBO series, and other local personalities who became part of the process.
If Grohl’s 2013 feature film directorial debut, the universally acclaimed Grammy-winning Sound City, was a celebration of the human element in the creation and recording of music, Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways is, in its director’s words, “a chronicling of a journey to unravel the fabric of our musical identity… not only the making of our most ambitious album… this is Sound City on steroids.” Each episode delves into the singular regional identity of each city, how each region shaped these musicians in their formative years, and in turn the impact those people had on the cultural fabric of their hometowns. Dave’s unequaled passion for both the music he creates and the music that inspires its creation once again fuels the type of honest and trusting musician-to-musician exchange that made Sound City a critical and commercial smash.
Premiering on the eve of Foo Fighters 20th anniversary, Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways aims to “give back” to the next generation of young musicians. As interviewee Buddy Guy puts it, “Everything comes from what’s come before.”
Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways premieres this fall on HBO. For further information and updates, including where and when the series will be broadcast outside the U.S., sign up at http://foofighters.com.
Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways is directed by Dave Grohl for Roswell Films, a division of Roswell Records, the label that releases Foo Fighters’ music; written by Mark Monroe and Dave Grohl. Executive produced by Dave Grohl, James A. Rota, John Ramsay. The series is produced for HBO by Roswell Films and Therapy Content, in association with Worldwide Pants.
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