Foo Fighters 12/1/21

Foo Fighters have just announced 16 stadium dates for next spring and summer in support of their Grammy-nominated Medicine At Midnight album. As it stands now, the band will launch the trek on May 14th at Burgettstown, Pennsylvania at The Pavilion at Star Lake and winding things down over two nights — August 18th and 20th at L.A.’s Banc of California Stadium. Tickets for the shows go onsale Friday, December 3rd at 10 a.m. local time.

The band had announced an August 3rd concert at Minneapolis’ Huntington Bank Stadium, but were forced to cancel the show only hours after rolling out the itinerary. The band tweeted: “Due to Huntington Bank Stadium’s refusal to agree to the band’s Covid safety measures, Foo Fighters are unable to perform at that venue. We apologize for any inconvenience and are working on finding a suitable replacement — one that will prioritize the health and safety of everyone working and attending the show.”

The newly-inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have snagged three nominations at the 2021 Grammys, with Medicine At Midnight making the shortlist for Best Rock Album, “Waiting On A War” for Best Rock Song, and “Making A Fire” for Best Rock Performance.

Not too long ago, Dave Grohl looked back at starting Foo Fighters 25 years ago. admitting he was nervous about becoming the lead singer in his own band: [“When the Foo Fighters started playing, it was scary, because singing upfront with a guitar in your hand and having everyone stare at you as the lead vocalist is a lot different than just chiming in backup vocals when you’re behind the drums. So I was nervous, and actually when recording the first Foo Fighters record, I had never belted it out in the studio before, so I didn’t know what my voice sounded like.”] SOUNDCUE (:21 OC: … voice sounded like)

JUST ANNOUNCED: Foo Fighters 2022 North American tour dates (subject to change):

December 2, 3 – Las Vegas, NV – Park Theater
December 7 – Sacramento, CA – Golden Center
December 9 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
February 26 – Tempe, AZ – Innings Festival
March 15 – Mexico City, Mexico – Foro Sol
May 14 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
May 20 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park

May 22 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville
May 24 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
May 22 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville
May 24 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
May 27, 28, 29 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling Music Festival
July 17 – New York, NY – Citi Field
July 19 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 22 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
July 24 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
July 27 – Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater
July 29 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival
August 1 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
August 6 – Denver, CO – Empower Field at Mile High
August 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater
August 10 – Big Sky, MT – Big Sky Events Arena
August 13 – Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park
August 18, 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Banc of California Stadium

TL; DR

  • Foo Fighters have just announced 16 stadium dates for next spring and summer.

SIDE NOTES

  • The latest Foo Fighters album, Medicine At Midnight, entered the Billboard 200 albums chart at Number Three. The band was able to hit the top spot on the magazine’s Top Album Sales list.
  • Medicine At Midnight has topped the charts on the Australian, Belgian, Dutch, German, Irish, New Zealand, Scottish, Swiss, and UK album charts.