Anyone who’s witnessed one of Foo Fighters near-three-hour tour dates in support of their worldwide #1, Album of the Year Grammy-nominated Wasting Light knows: They’re the hardest rocking band on the current stadium and arena circuit.
But now there’s geoscientific evidence to prove it: the capacity crowd of 50,000 at the Foos’ December 13 gig at Auckland, New Zealand’s Western Springs Stadium generated actual detectable geological tremors.
New Zealand media reported that nearby monitoring stations in Herne Bay and Eden Park picked up tremors consistent with those generated by a volcanic event–except that the shaking coincided precisely with the Foo Fighters performance, even including “lulls in the signal between the songs and peaks in signal intensity during the songs” according to the GeoNet blog http://geonet-shakennotstirred.blogspot.com/2011/12/rock-n-roll.html
The Western Springs Stadium show was the conclusion of a record-breaking run of Australia/New Zealand stadium shows, as well as the last date of the Wasting Light tour until 2012. Foo Fighters will resume moving the earth with their music at the 2011 Grammy Awards February 12 in Los Angeles.