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Happy Birthday, Dave Grohl! Sorry your party wasn't exactly a surprise.
The Foo Fighters helped Grohl celebrate his birthday just a few days early with a "surprise" concert at the Forum in Los Angeles on Saturday, January 10th. The show was an "in the round" style performance, which featured the band dead center completely encircled by the audience.
All tickets for the birthday bash were $50, with $10 from each sale benefiting a trio of charities: Rock School Scholarship Fund, MusiCares, and Sweet Relief.
The gig marked Foo Fighters' first of 2015. A week later, they'll kick off a truly massive stadium tour in South America before heading off to the UK and eventually back to the United States. The tour, in support of their new studio album "Sonic Highways," is being dubbed "Beat the Bots" because Foo Fighters have held special box office pre-sales to combat the number of scalper's with computers programmed to snatch up huge amounts of tickets.
Fans wanting to get their hands on Foo Fighters tickets are encouraged to visit the band's website for a list of box office locations rather than purchase tickets online. Foo Fighters has tagged UK rockers Royal Blood for its tour opener, and Boston post-punk vets Mission of Burma will perform at one of two shows at Fenway Park in Boston.
The Foo Fighters' all-inclusive docket will also include several big festival gigs. Right now the closing date for the tour is slated for October 7 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Foo Fighters working on new album
Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl has a brand new project. The 45-year-old is in the midst of creating a "super group" while simultaneously working on the next Foo Fighters album.
If reports are accurate, Grohl is set to collaborate with big names like Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Dead Kennedys' leader Jello Biafra. The name of their super group? Teenage Time Killer. The project will also feature Nick Oliveri (ex-Queens Of The Stone Age and Kyuss), Neil Fallon (Clutch), Keith Morris (Black Flag), Max Cavalera (Soulfy) and others.
Of course the Foo Fighters were front and center at the Grammys, and an upcoming album for the band is expected sooner rather than later. Grohl said in a recent interview with Billboadr that the project would be something different that would definitely surprise fans.
"It's badass. We're doing something that nobody knows about, it's f---ing rad," Grohl said in the interview. "We begin recording soon, but we're doing it in a way that no one's done before and we're writing the album in a way that I don't think has been done before."
Rumors are also spreading like wildfire that Foo Fighters will be headlining the Glastonbury Festival this year alongside Prince. While there's been no confirmation on that, the band is scheduled to play the Firefly Festival this June alongside Outkast and Jack Johnson.
About The Foo Fighters
The Foo Fighters were originally formed in 1994 by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl following the death of frontman Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of the band. Grohl named the Foo Fighters after Unidentified Flying Objects -- UFOs -- that were reported by Allied pilots and radar operators during World War II in the European Theater.Prior to the release of their self-titled debut album, Grohl added bassist Nate Mendel and drummer William Goldsmith, as well as Pat Smear on guitar to complete the Foo Fighters. The band started out playing performances in Portland, Oregon before they gained momentum. Foo Fighter tickets sold well, and they gained a loyal following.The band's other studio albums include 'The Colour and the Shape (1997)', 'There is Nothing Left to Lose (1999)', 'One by One (2002)', 'In Your Honor (2005)' and 'Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace (2007). The later was noted as a departure from their previous sound, and was a split between acoustic songs and heavier material. But it was 2011's 'Wasting Light' in which the band chose to steer clear of any slick studio sound, and recorded on analog tape in the garage of Groh's home in Encino, California. The buzz for the project was strong ? especially online ? and the now five-piece band became the first act with Alternative No. 1s in the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s. The Foo Fighters have won numerous awards, including an astonishing five of six Grammys for which they were nominated on February 6, 2012. They took home Best Rock Performance, Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, Best Rock Song, Best Rock Album and Best Long Form Music Video. They lost out only to Adele in the Album of the Year category. The band is currently touring overseas, but will return to the United States on September 22 for DeLuna Fest in Pensacola Beach, Florida.
Foo Fighters Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|iTunes Festival: London 2011||2011|
|2011-03-24 Sydney FM Broadcast||2011|
|Let It Die||2008|
|Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace||2007|
|Long Road to Ruin||2007|
|Skin and Bones||2006|
|In Your Honor||2005|
|Best of You||2005|
|Live at Roswell||2005|
|Five Songs and a Cover||2005|
|More Maximum Foo Fighters||2005|
|Times Like These (disc 1)||2003|
|Live at Big Day Out '03||2003|
|Have It All||2003|
|Times Like These||2003|
|One by One||2002|
|All My Life||2002|
|Live in Holland (Part 1: Breakout)||2000|
|Live in Holland (Part 2: Next Year)||2000|
|Learn to Fly||1999|
|There Is Nothing Left to Lose||1999|
|AT&T Wireless Acoustic Series||1999|
|Learn to Fly||1999|
|My Hero: Japan Special Edition||1998|
|Walking After You||1998|
|The Colour and the Shape||1997|
|Alone + Easy Target||1996|
|This Is a Call||1995|
|I'll Stick Around||1995|
|For All the Cows||1995|
Top 10 Foo Fighters Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|3||Best Of You||510,893||140,722|
|6||Learn to Fly||388,109||123,513|
|8||All My Life||368,534||115,101|
|10||Times Like These||345,431||108,590|
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If you're a fan of the Foo Fighters, you've likely been following along with their popular HBO documentary series, Sonic Highways. The eight-part program follows the band as they travel to major cities in the U.S., exploring the history of music in each place and cutting a new song for their album with every stop.…Read more
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date city state venue 03/08/2015 Perth nib Stadium 02/28/2015 Melbourne Vic Etihad Stadium 02/26/2015 Sydney New South Wales ANZ Stadium 02/24/2015 Brisbane Qld Suncorp Stadium 02/21/2015 Auckland Auk Mt. Smart Stadium 01/31/2015 Bogota Estadio El Campin 01/25/2015 Rio De Janeiro Maracana Stadium 01/18/2015 Buenos Aires Hipodromo De La Plata 01/15/2015 Santiago RM Estadio Nacional 01/10/2015 Inglewood CA The Forum
Foo Fighters Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/05/2014 New York NY Irving Plaza 11/28/2014 Seattle WA The Showbox 11/21/2014 New Orleans LA House of Blues New Orleans 11/02/2014 New Orleans LA New Orleans City Park 10/31/2014 New Orleans LA New Orleans City Park 10/31/2014 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 10/26/2014 Las Vegas NV Downtown Las Vegas 10/24/2014 Las Vegas NV Downtown Las Vegas 09/14/2014 London London TBC 06/20/2014 Dover DE Dover International Speedway 06/19/2014 Dover DE Dover International Speedway 06/19/2014 Dover DE Dover International Speedway 02/01/2014 Reno NV Cargo
Foo Fighters Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/13/2013 Mexico City Distrito Federal Estadio Foro Sol 12/11/2013 Mexico City Dif Foro Sol 01/19/2013 Barcelona 56 Estraperlo
Foo Fighters Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 09/29/2012 New York NY Central Park 09/21/2012 Gulf Breeze FL Pensacola Beach 09/21/2012 Atlanta GA Piedmont Park 09/21/2012 Atlanta GA Piedmont Park 09/21/2012 Atlanta GA Piedmont Park 09/05/2012 Charlotte NC The Fillmore Charlotte 08/26/2012 Leeds Yorkshire Bramham Park 08/26/2012 Reading Brk Richfield Avenue 08/24/2012 Leeds Yorkshire Bramham Park 08/24/2012 Leeds Yorkshire Bramham Park 08/21/2012 Belfast Ant Boucher Playing Fields 08/17/2012 Biddinghuizen Flevoland Evenemententerrein Walibi World 08/10/2012 San Francisco CA Golden Gate Park 06/28/2012 Milwaukee WI Marcus Amphitheater 05/19/2012 Asbury Park NJ North Beach Asbury Park 05/18/2012 Gulf Shores AL Gulf Shores Beach 05/18/2012 Asbury Park NJ North Beach Asbury Park 05/06/2012 New Orleans LA New Orleans City Park 05/03/2012 New Orleans LA New Orleans City Park
Foo Fighters Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 11/16/2011 Boston MA TD Garden 11/14/2011 Newark NJ Prudential Center 11/13/2011 New York NY Madison Square Garden 11/11/2011 Washington DC Verizon Center 11/10/2011 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 11/08/2011 Charlotte NC Time Warner Cable Arena 11/07/2011 Duluth GA The Arena At Gwinnett Center 11/01/2011 Sacramento CA Sleep Train Arena 10/28/2011 Edmonton AB Rexall Place 10/27/2011 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 10/25/2011 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 10/23/2011 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 10/20/2011 Sacramento CA Sleep Train Arena 10/19/2011 Oakland CA Oracle Arena 10/17/2011 San Diego CA Viejas Arena 10/16/2011 Phoenix AZ US Airways Center 10/14/2011 Inglewood CA The Forum 10/13/2011 Inglewood CA The Forum 10/11/2011 West Valley City UT Maverik Center 10/09/2011 Denver CO Pepsi Center 09/26/2011 East Rutherford NJ Izod Center 09/25/2011 Buffalo NY First Niagara Center 09/23/2011 Pittsburgh PA Consol Energy Center 09/22/2011 Columbus OH Nationwide Arena 09/20/2011 Cleveland OH Quicken Loans Arena 09/19/2011 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 09/17/2011 Saint Louis MO Scottrade Center 09/16/2011 Kansas City MO Sprint Center 09/14/2011 Saint Paul MN Xcel Energy Center 08/10/2011 Montreal QC Bell Centre 08/09/2011 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 07/03/2011 Milton Keynes ?? Milton Keynes National Bowl 07/02/2011 Milton Keynes ?? Milton Keynes National Bowl 05/26/2011 Missoula MT Adams Event Center 05/23/2011 Council Bluffs IA Mid America Center 05/21/2011 Gulf Shores AL Gulf Shores Beach 05/20/2011 Memphis TN FedExForum 05/20/2011 Gulf Shores AL Gulf Shores Beach 05/18/2011 North Little Rock AR Verizon Arena 05/17/2011 Tulsa OK BOK Center 02/25/2011 London London Wembley Arena