Until Next Time, Foo Fighters
The Foo Fighters break may not be as long as we were all originally led to believe. Dave Grohl, who has been busy with his Sound City Players and the release of his documentary Sound City, revealed that the plan for the music for the follow up to 2011’s Wasting Light has been pretty much set and the band is itching to get back in the studio to record the tracks.
This is exciting news for me, as well as other fans of the Foo Fighters. Wasting Light took their game to another level, winning the Best Rock Album Grammy and being nominated for the cross genre Album of the Year. It will be great to see what they have in store next and if we are all lucky, a tour to support as a follow up.
In other news, Grohl revealed that he has been in the studio with a new band out of Washington DC called RDGLDGRN, where he has laid down drum tracks for their debut album. He also indicated he may tour with them in the future. Not a bad guy to have as a support when you’re looking to make a name for yourself in the biz.
Dave Grohl confirmed today was has been rumored to be the case for the past few weeks – that the Foo Fighters will be taking a hiatus. While disappointing news for fans and the live music scene in general – the Foos are road warriors and are a great live act – the good news is that they are not going away forever. Even though their return is up in the air, Dave Grohl hinted that this is not the end of the Foo Fighters, just a break so that they can focus on some individual, personal endeavors.
In a statement on their website, Grohl provides the details:
Dave here. Just wanted to write and thank you all again from the bottom of my heart for another incredible year. (Our 18th, to be exact!) We truly never could have done any of this without you…
Never in my wildest dreams did I think Foo Fighters would make it this far. I never thought we COULD make it this far, to be honest. There were times when I didn’t think the band would survive. There were times when I wanted to give up. But … I can’t give up this band. And I never will. Because it’s not just a band to me. It’s my life. It’s my family. It’s my world.
Yes… I was serious. I’m not sure when the Foo Fighters are going to play again. It feels strange to say that, but it’s a good thing for all of us to go away for a while. It’s one of the reasons we’re still here. Make sense? I never want to NOT be in this band. So, sometimes it’s good to just… put it back in the garage for a while…
But, no gold watches or vacations just yet… I’ll be focusing all of my energy on finishing up my Sound City documentary film and album for worldwide release in the very near future. A year in the making, it could be the biggest, most important project I’ve ever worked on. Get ready… it’s coming.
Me, Taylor, Nate, Pat, Chris, and Rami… I’m sure we’ll all see you out there… somewhere…
Thank you, thank you, thank you…
Truly one of the best rock bands of the modern era, four of their albums have won a total of 11 Grammy Awards including Best Rock Album four times. They have a total of 25 Grammy Award nominations.
Since we are in the business of tickets, here is a look at ticket prices for the Foo Fighters over the past 2 years. Until next time Foo Fighters!
Foo Fighters Ticket Prices
|City||State||Venue Name||Date||Avg. Price|
|North Little Rock||AR||Verizon Arena||5/18/2011||$44.71|
|Council Bluffs||IA||Mid America Center||5/23/2011||$106.30|
|Missoula||MT||Adams Event Center||5/26/2011||$108.00|
|Toronto||ON||Air Canada Centre||8/9/2011||$153.98|
|Saint Paul||MN||Xcel Energy Center||9/14/2011||$108.86|
|Kansas City||MO||Sprint Center||9/16/2011||$96.46|
|Saint Louis||MO||Scottrade Center||9/17/2011||$105.98|
|Auburn Hills||MI||Palace of Auburn Hills||9/19/2011||$93.44|
|Cleveland||OH||Quicken Loans Arena||9/20/2011||$112.86|
|Pittsburgh||PA||CONSOL Energy Center||9/23/2011||$104.39|
|Buffalo||NY||First Niagara Center||9/25/2011||$111.33|
|East Rutherford||NJ||Izod Center||9/26/2011||$119.97|
|Salt Lake City||UT||Maverik Center||10/11/2011||$111.45|
|Phoenix||AZ||US Airways Center||10/16/2011||$109.54|
|San Diego||CA||Viejas Arena||10/17/2011||$113.76|
|Sacramento||CA||Power Balance Pavilion||10/20/2011||$94.78|
|Mountain View||CA||Shoreline Amphitheatre||10/23/2011||$191.42|
|Sacramento||CA||Power Balance Pavilion||11/1/2011||$93.28|
|Duluth||GA||Gwinnett Performing Arts Center||11/7/2011||$104.37|
|Charlotte||NC||Time Warner Cable Arena||11/8/2011||$105.85|
|Philadelphia||PA||Wells Fargo Center||11/10/2011||$130.95|
|New York||NY||Madison Square Garden||11/13/2011||$129.35|
|Gulf Shores||AL||Gulf Shores Beach||5/18/2012||$236.61|
|Asbury Park||NJ||North Beach Asbury Park||5/19/2012||$90.53|
|San Francisco||CA||Golden Gate Park||8/10/2012||$274.50|
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