In the wake of the continuing success of the worldwide #1 album Wasting Light (Roswell/RCA) and the June 14 DVD and Blu-Ray (exclusive at Best Buy through July 12) release of the feature-length documentary Foo Fighters: Back & Forth (Spitfire/Roswell/RCA), Foo Fighters have added another leg of dates to their U.S. arena tour.
Pre-sales for this next run of headline shows–which will run from October 9 in Denver CO through October 20 in Sacramento and also include a November 14 Newark NJ date–will begin 10 a.m. local time June 15.
General on sales follow 10 a.m. local time June 17.
Special guests for the October dates will be Cage The Elephant and Mariachi el Bronx
The October and November dates are the latest additions to a juggernaut of a worldwide campaign that currently has the band headlining European festivals, as well a sold out 130,000-capacity July 2-3 headline weekender at the UK’s Milton Keynes Bowl. In addition, Foo Fighters were recently announced as a Lollapalooza 2011 headliner and have also added three more Canadian dates: October 25 in Vancouver, October 27 in Calgary and October 28 in Edmonton.
The ever-expanding tour rides the relentless momentum of Foo Fighters’ recently released seventh album Wasting Light, certified gold less than two months after debuting at #1 in a dozen countries. Wasting Light has also generated arguably the best critical notices of the band’s 16-year career. The newly released Foo Fighters: Back & Forth documentary, directed by Oscar winner James Moll, has done likewise, with a just-out four-star ROLLING STONE review raving “a classic rockumentary arc… Dave Grohl has lived an extraordinarily cinematic life.”
Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear will be playing hits spanning the Foo Fighters’ catalogue of multi-platinum arena anthems, including new staples such as the 13-week Modern Rock #1 “Rope” and “Walk,” the band’s latest single and subject of the brilliant Sam Jones-directed parody of the classic crime drama Falling Down. Already a viral sensation, the “Walk” clip has been viewed more than a million times since its June 2 premiere. Embed code is below:
More dates will be announced as they are confirmed. For a complete list of current Foo Fighters tour dates and ticketing info visit http://tour.foofighters.com/
FOO FIGHTERS U.S. TOUR 2011–NEW DATES IN BOLD:
Sept. 14 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Center **
Sept. 16 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center **
Sept. 17 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center **
Sept. 19 – Detroit, MI – Palace of Auburn Hills **
Sept. 20 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena **
Sept. 22 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena **
Sept. 23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center **
Sept. 25 – Buffalo, NY – HSBC Center **
Sept. 26 – East Rutherford, NJ – Izod Center **
Oct. 9 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center ***
Oct. 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Maverick Center ***
Oct. 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum ***
Oct. 16 – Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center ***
Oct. 17 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena ***
Oct. 19 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena (Oakland Coliseum) ***
Oct. 20 – Sacramento, CA – Power Balance Pavilion ***
Nov. 14 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
** Rise Against & Mariachi el Bronx Support
*** Cage The Elephant & Mariachi el Bronx Support