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FOO FIGHTERS RETURN TO MADISON SQUARE GARDEN NOV. 13

NYC, DC DATES ADDED TO FALL U.S. ARENA TOUR

Pre-Sale 10 am EST August 10, General On-Sale 10 am EST August 12

http://tour.foofighters.com/

Having just laid waste to the hordes at Lollapalooza, Foo Fighters have confirmed two big additions to their forthcoming U.S. arena tour:

Foo Fighters’ return to Madison Square Garden for a second headline stand has been confirmed for November 13, while November 11 will bring the band back to Dave Grohl’s old stomping ground of Washington DC where the band will play the Verizon Center.

Pre-sales for the new dates will begin 10 a.m. EST August 10. General on sales begin 10 a.m. local time August 12.

Foo Fighters’ September-November arena headline tour is the latest installment in a juggernaut of a worldwide campaign that most recently included an August 7 headline appearance at Lollapalooza. The 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. Currently in the running for Best Rock Video at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, the brilliant Sam Jones-directed “Walk” clip has been viewed more than three million times since its June 2 premiere. Embed code is below:

http://www.youtube.com/embed/4PkcfQtibmU

For a complete list of current Foo Fighters tour dates and ticketing info visithttp://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. 14 – 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. 7 – Duluth, GA – Arena at Gwinnett Center ****
Nov. 8 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena ****
Nov. 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center ****
Nov. 11 – Washington DC – Verizon Center ****
Nov. 13 – New York NY – Madison Square Garden ****

Nov. 14 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center ****
Nov. 16 – Boston, MA – TD Garden ****

FOO FIGHTERS MORE U.S ARENA DATES ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND

PRE-SALE JULY 13, GENERAL ON SALES BEGIN JULY 15

FOO FIGHTERS iTUNES FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE TO STREAM LIVE FROM LONDON TODAY 4pm EST/1 pm PST

http://tour.foofighters.com/

Having just wrapped up a sold out weekend at Milton Keynes National Bowl in London where they rocked the worlds of no less than 130,000 insanely appreciative fans, Foo Fighters have confirmed the latest series of dates in their forthcoming U.S. arena tour.

The third leg of the tour will commence November 7 at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth GA and will include stops in Charlotte, Philadelphia and (as previously announced) Newark before concluding November 16 at the TD Garden in Boston.

Pre-sales for the new dates will begin 10 a.m. local time July 13. General on sales begin 10 a.m. local time July 15. The November 7 date goes on sale to the public July 22.

Special guests for the November dates will be Social Distortion and The Joy Formidable.

Foo Fighters’ October-November arena headline tour is the latest installment in a juggernaut of a worldwide campaign that currently has the band headlining European festivals as well as an August 7 appearance as a Lollapalooza 2011 headliner–not to mention a performance TODAY at the iTunes festival in London that will be streamed live from the Legendary Roundhouse at 9:00 pm  local UK time (1pm PST/4pm EST). To watch, fans can download the FREE iTunes App, or simply log into iTunes. http://tw.itunes.co.uk/l0W

The show will be available for streaming free and on demand for a limited time following tonights LIVE stream.

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:

http://www.youtube.com/embed/4PkcfQtibmU

More dates will be announced as they are confirmed. For a complete list of current Foo Fighters tour dates and ticketing info visithttp://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. 14 – 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. 7 – Duluth, GA – Arena at Gwinnett Center ****
Nov. 8 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena ****
Nov. 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center ****

Nov. 14 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center ****
Nov. 16 – Boston, MA – TD Garden ****

** Rise Against & Mariachi el Bronx Support
*** Cage The Elephant & Mariachi el Bronx Support
**** Social Distortion & The Joy Formidable Support

FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH DEBUTS #1 ON BILLBOARD DVD CHART 

“a classic rockumentary arc… Dave Grohl has lived an extraordinarily cinematic life (FOUR STARS)”–ROLLING STONE

http://us.foofightersfilm.com/

Having sold some 10,000 DVDs and downloads since its release, the feature-length documentary Foo Fighters: Back & Forth (Spitfire/Roswell/RCA) has debuted at #1 on the Billboard DVD chart.

Foo Fighters: Back & Forth was released digitally via iTunes June 7, on DVD June 14, and is available on Blu-Ray exclusively at Best Buy through July 12.

From Academy Award winning director James Moll (The Last Days, Running The Sahara) and Spitfire Pictures’ Grammy and Peabody award winning producer Nigel Sinclair (Bob Dylan: No Direction Home, The Last Play at Shea) , Foo Fighters: Back & Forth chronicles every stage of Foo Fighters’ 16-years-and-counting career: From Dave Grohl’s cassette demos through their ascent to their current status as one of the biggest rock bands on the planet. Intimate one on ones with Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, former members and other associates recall every triumph and tragedy of the band’s existence, culminating in a behind the scenes look at the direct-to-analog tape sessions in Grohl’s garage with producer Butch Vig that produced the seventh FF album Wasting Light–which debuted #1 in a dozen countries (including the band’s first U.S. #1) and is currently perched at #12 on the U.S. album chart.

Foo Fighters are currently in the midst of a worldwide tour that will include a sold out 130,000-capacity July 2-3 headline weekender at Milton Keynes Bowl in the UK, a headline appearance at Lollapalooza 2011, and North American arena dates running through November and beyond. For further information, updates, tickets, etc., go to http://www.foofighters.com/us/tour or http://tour.foofighters.com

FOO FIGHTERS ADD MORE U.S ARENA DATES PRE-SALE JUNE 15, GENERAL ON SALE JUNE 17

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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:

http://www.youtube.com/embed/4PkcfQtibmU

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

FOO FIGHTERS CONFIRM FALL U.S. DATES

Pre-Sales To Begin May 18 For September Arena Shows

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Foo Fighters have confirmed the next run of shows in their ongoing American arena headline run in support of the worldwide #1 album Wasting Light (Roswell/RCA). Pre-sales for this leg, which kicks off September 14 in St. Paul MN and runs through September 26 in East Rutherford NJ, will begin May 18. General on sales follow May 20 with the exception of St. Paul and Columbus which go on sale to the public June 4.

Rise Against and Mariachi el Bronx will be support for the U.S. run.

The September dates expand on the recently announced midwest headline dates beginning May 17 in Tulsa OK and concluding May 26 in Missoula MT. Motorhead and Biffy Clyro provide support on that run, during which the Foos will also drop in for headlining appearances at the Hangout and Sasquatch festivals. In addition Foo Fighters have also announced a pair of Canadian dates, August 9 in Toronto and August 10 in Montreal, which go on sale May 20 and 21 respectively. Doughboys and F—ed Up will support on both Canadian shows.

The tour follows in the wake of Foo Fighters’ just-released seventh album Wasting Light, which is still riding high on the charts 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, including four star lead reviews from Rolling Stone and People, and an A-lead review from Entertainment Weekly that summed up “Here’s the miracle, though: Foo Fighters never feel like a backward-looking band. Light is a muscular rock & roll throwdown, featuring the Foos delivering exactly the kind of catchy, pummeling anthems they’re known for, with total disregard for the whims of the masses.”

More dates will be announced as they are confirmed. For a complete list of current Foo Fighters North American tour dates and ticketing info visit http://tour.foofighters.com/

FOO FIGHTERS NEW U.S. DATES:

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 **

** Rise Against & Mariachi el Bronx Support

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED DATES:

May 17 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center ***
May 18 – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Center ***
May 20 – Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum ***
May 21 – Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Festival (SOLD OUT)
May 23 – Council Bluffs, IA – Mid America Center ***
May 26 – Missoula, MT – Adams Center ***
May 27 – George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival

*** Motorhead & Biffy Clyro Support

FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH OUT JUNE 7 ON iTUNES, JUNE 14 ON BLU RAY & DVD

Acclaimed Documentary Release Follows On Heels Of Worldwide #1 Album Wasting Light

FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH, the feature length Foo Fighters documentary directed by Academy Award winner James Moll (The Last Days, Running The Sahara), will soon be available to anyone who couldn’t score a ticket to its theatrical premiere or missed its broadcast debut. An exclusive iTunes digital release begins June 7, followed by a June 14 DVD . The Blu-Ray  version will be released exclusively first through Best Buy on June 14 – then available at all retailers starting July 12.  The DVD and BluRay features 35 minutes of extras including additional interviews and deleted scenes.

Produced by Exclusive Media Group¹s documentary division Spitfire Pictures and co-produced and co-financed by Exclusive Media Group and RCA Records, FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH is an incredibly intimate and comprehensive portrait of Foo Fighters. From Dave Grohl’s cassette demos that became Foo Fighters’ self-titled 1995 debut to the new worldwide #1 album Wasting Light, FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH chronicles every triumph and tragedy along the band’s path to becoming one of the biggest and most loved bands on the planet.  In-depth interviews with Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear take the viewer through the making of the double-platinum The Colour & The Shape, the back to back Best Rock Album Grammy winners There Is Nothing Left To Lose and One By One, the double album opus In Your Honor, the multiple Grammy winning Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, a record-breaking 170,000-plus-attended two-night headline at Wembley Stadium, and the Foos’ subsequent return to Grohl’s garage for the analog-only sessions with producer Butch Vig that yielded Wasting Light. With all that and breathtaking performance footage to spare, FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH is essential viewing not just for Foo fans, but for anyone who’s ever wondered what makes a rock band great–and what makes a great band persevere.

For further information, go to foofighters.com or spitfirepictures.com

FOO FIGHTERS: WASTING LIGHT DEBUTS AT #1 IN TWELVE COUNTRIES

235,000 Sold Domestically First Week As Seventh Album Becomes First FF Album To Debut #1 U.S.

Foo Fighters’ seventh album has become its first to hit #1 in the band’s native U.S., selling 235,000 in the week since its April 12 release via Roswell/RCA–more than double the week’s #2 seller (Adele) and more than the combined sales of the three other Top 5 debuts (Alison Krauss, Paul Simon, Mana).

Wasting Light debuts at #1 in eleven other countries–including the UK where it ends Adele’s 11-week run atop the albums chart, and Australia and New Zealand where it has had the biggest first week digital album sales in both country’s chart histories.

Wasting Light’s twelve #1 chart entries double the six international #1s scored by its predecessor Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace in 2007. In addition to becoming Foo Fighters’ first #1 album in their native U.S., Wasting Light has debuted at #1 in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Singapore.

In addition to the stellar sales story, Wasting Light has generated some of the most positive critical notices of Foo Fighters’ 16- year career. In a four star Rolling Stone lead review, David Fricke called Wasting Light “the best Foos album since the first two,” while Us Weekly hailed the album as proof that “rock is not dead,” while People’s four star lead review lauded the Foos’ “undiminished intensity,” and Entertainment Weekly awarded it an A- summing up “Here’s the miracle, though: Foo Fighters never feel like a backward-looking band. Light is a muscular rock & roll throwdown, featuring the Foos delivering exactly the kind of catchy, pummeling anthems they’re known for, with total disregard for the whims of the masses.”

Foo Fighters are currently in the midst of a whirlwind tour that has seen the theatrical and televised premiere of their documentary, Foo Fighters: Back and Forth, and that will take them from the garages of contest-winning fans to the headline slots of virtually every major summer music festival the world over–and will include a sold out 130,000 capacity July 2-3 headline engagement at Milton Keynes Bowl as well as a string of midwestern U.S. arena  headlining gigs.

FOO FIGHTERS PREMIERE FULL ALBUM STREAM ON OFFICIAL WEBSITE

WASTING LIGHT IN STORES APRIL 12TH

FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH DOCUMENTARY ONE NIGHT ONLY THEATRICAL PREMIERE FOLLOWED BY 3D STREAMING PERFORMANCE APRIL 5TH

Foo Fighters have premiered their brand new album, Wasting Light, on their official website nearly two weeks before its April 12 release on Roswell/RCA.

Upon hearing news of inferior sounding leaks surfacing in recent hours, Foo Fighters took to Twitter to announce the album stream, tweeting:

“Leak? Rad. Was starting to think no one cared. Our version sounds better. http://bit.ly/wastinglight”

You can see the trailer for the band”s upcoming documentary film Foo Fighters: Back and Forth also on their official site. The film will show in theatres for one night only, followed by an exclusive streaming live performance–in 3D no less–across the US on April 5th. For theater location and ticket info, go to http://www.foofightersfilm.com

For further updates from the Foo Fighters be sure to check out their official website, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages.

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FOO FIGHTERS GARAGE TOUR 

Garage Tour Contest presented by BlackBerry

Band To Play Fans’ Garages In Eight North American Cities

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This April, Foo Fighters will be playing songs from Wasting Light, the new album they recorded in Dave Grohl’s garage, in the garages of eight lucky fans in eight North American cities.

Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear have teamed with BlackBerry® and local radio stations to create a once in a lifetime opportunity for the ultimate fan to host a Foo Fighters live performance in his or her actual garage for these eight dates only.

Fans who want a shot at making their garage one of these eight intimate venues can either enter the contest directly by explaining, in 25 words or less, why they (and 50 of their friends) deserve to win  and then sending in a picture of their garage. For detailed  instructions go to www.foofightersgaragetour.com/contest. Listeners of local radio stations will also have a  chance to attend the garage show in their town.   BlackBerry is also  sponsoring a Concert Sweepstakes, in which winners will receive tickets to see the band in concert, an autographed copy of Wasting Light and more. For full details and additional prizes etc., visit www.foofightersgaragetour.com/sweepstakes

Foo Fighters new record Wasting Light, out April 12, 2011 on Roswell/RCA, was recorded entirely on analog tape in the garage of Dave Grohl’s home in California’s San Fernando Valley. Produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Alan Moulder, the no computers/no software back to basics approach has resulted in arguably the strongest and most cohesive effort of the band’s 15-year-plus career: From  the opening one-two punch of “Bridge Burning” and lead single “Rope” to the beautifully bipolar “These Days” to stunning guest spots from Bob Mould (“Dear Rosemary”) and Krist Novoselic (“I Should Have Known”), Wasting Light is a singular triumph: a band that has headlined arenas, stadiums and festivals the world over stripping itself down to the bare essentials and coming up with a world class band’s finest hour.

The full list of Foo Fighters Garage Tour Markets and affiliated radio stations are as follows:

April 8 New York (RXP 101.9)
April 13 Washington DC (DC 101)
April 14 Toronto (102.1 The Edge)
April 19 Chicago (Q101)
April 20 Minneapolis (93X Rocks)
April 25 Denver (Channel 93.3)
April 26 Dallas (102.1FM The Edge)
April 27 Seattle (107.7 The End)

FOO FIGHTERS “ROPE” VIDEO PREMIERE MARCH 10 ON MTV AND MTV.COM WASTING LIGHT OUT APRIL 12 MEDIUM RARE COVERS COMPILATION OUT TO COMMEMORATE RECORD STORE DAY ACTUAL “WHITE LIMO” TO TOUR THE U.S. THROUGH END OF MARCH

The Dave Grohl-directed video for “Rope,” the first single from Foo Fighters’ forthcoming seventh studio album Wasting Light, has been confirmed for an MTV/MTV.com premiere 7:54pm ET/PT on Thursday, March 10.

Wasting Light will be released April 12 on Roswell/RCA, while “Rope” is available now both as a digital single and as an instant grat with iTunes pre-orders of the full record.

Produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Alan Moulder, Wasting Light’s no computers/no software back to basics approach has resulted in arguably the strongest and most cohesive effort of the band’s 15-year-plus career: From first single “Rope” to the frenetic opener “Bridge Burning” to the beautifully bipolar “These Days” to stunning guest spots from Bob Mould (“Dear Rosemary”) and Krist Novoselic (“I Should Have Known”), Wasting Light is a singular triumph: a band that’s headlined arenas, stadiums and festivals the world over stripping itself down to the bare essentials and coming up with its finest hour.

Following hot on the heels of Wasting Light’s release will be Medium Rare, a vinyl-only compendium of the Foo Fighters’ arsenal of classic cover tunes, released to commemorate this year’s annual Record Store Day at participating stores only. Medium Rare is a must for every serious Foo Fighters fan who’s thrilled to the band’s versions of Paul McCartney & Wings’ “Band On The Run” recorded at Abbey Road, seen them bust out Pink Floyd’s “Have A Cigar,” Gary Numan’s “Down In The Park” or Mose Allison’s (by way of The Who) “Young Man Blues” in live sets over the years, or scoured the digital and physical worlds for their versions of Husker Du’s “Never Talking To You Again,” The Ramones’ “Danny Says” or Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street.” Medium Rare marks the first and only time all these and more have been compiled in one place, along with previously unreleased versions of  Thin Lizzy’s “Bad Reputation” and The Zombies’ “This Will Be Our Year.”

In other news, the namesake of the “White Limo” video (which has surpassed one million views at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebJ2brErERQ) will soon be embarking on a cross-country tour of record stores, radio stations, gas stations and more, playing Wasting Light for those lucky enough to find it. Yes, the same vehicle that co-stars in the smash vital video along with Foo Fighters Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear, and the legendary Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, will be traversing the country and spreading the rock. Follow it here http://whitelimotour.tumblr.com/ and here http://twitter.com/WHITELIMOTOUR

Finally, Wasting Light’s release will be preceded by the release of a feature length Foo Fighters documentary directed by Academy Award winner James Moll (The Last Days, Running The Sahara), produced by Nigel Sinclair (No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, Amazing Journey: The Story Of The Who, The Last Play At Shea) and financed by Exclusive Media Group and RCA Records.   Moll’s documentary, from Spitfire Pictures, chronicles the entire history of the Foo Fighters, from the cassette demos Grohl recorded during his tenure as Nirvana’s drummer through their ascent to their Grammy-winning, multi-platinum, arena and stadium headlining status as one of the biggest rock bands on the planet.