Foo Fighters 2/15/22

Foo Fighters have just added 10 news stops to its North American itinerary. The dates include nine Canadian shows and one U.S. date, which will serve as the tour’s finale on October 7th at Bend, Oregon’s Hayden Homes Amphitheater. The Foos have a couple of pre-tour concerts booked before launching the trek in May, and will next play on February 26th in Tempe, Arizona at Innings Festival.

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. The 64th Annual Grammy Awards air on April 3rd at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

The Foo Fighters’ first movie, Studio 666, opens on February 25th, The horror-comedy stars the band and features appearances by Lionel RichieWhitney CummingsJeff Garlin, and Will ForteStudio 666 was directed BJ McDonnell and based on an original story by Dave Grohl.

Longtime Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel told us a while back what he thinks has been a key to the Foos’ longevity: [“Well, one of the things, I think, that’s made the band work so well is how we kind of structured it in the beginning and the opportunity we had, because Dave had been in Nirvana, to do things the way we wanted to do it. We didn’t have the pressure that a lot of bands do of having to write the hit song. I mean, thankfully Dave’s a good songwriter and able to write catchy songs, but we don’t have that pressure where you have somebody breathing over your shoulder, and I think that really is something that destroys a lot of bands.”] SOUNDCUE (:22 OC: . . . lot of bands)

UPDATED: Foo Fighters North American tour dates (subject to change):

February 26 – Tempe, AZ – Innings Festival
April 29 to May 1 – Memphis, TN – Beale Street Music Festival (Foo Fighters performance TBA)
May 1 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
May 14 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
May 16, 18 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
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 27 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling
Jul. 17 – New York, NY – Citi Field
Jul. 19 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Jul. 22 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
Jul. 24 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
Jul. 27 – Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater
Jul. 29 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival
August 1 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
August  3 – Minneapolis, MN — US Bank Stadium
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
September 18 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
September 21 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Arena
September 23 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
September 25 – Regina, SK – Brandt Centre
September 27 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
September 29 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
October 1 – Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre
October 3 – Victoria, BC – Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
October 5 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
October 7 – Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater

TL; DR

  • Foo Fighters have just announced 10 new North American shows for this fall.

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.