Dave Grohl (centre) will bring the Foo Fighters to in January as part of their world tour. Dave Grohl and great mate Taylor Hawkins thrilled a smallbunch of local rock’n’roll fans recently, but the full weight of Grohl’s multiple Grammy award-winning band will be on show when Foo Fighters tour in January, supported by Weezer.
After bashing out some old favourites in Hawkins’ cover band Chevy Metal at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory last month, anticipation around a Foo Fighters tour only heightened with new albumConcrete &Goldalso coming out September 15.
The band’s world tour will bein on January 20atPerth’s nib Stadiumahead ofshows in Adelaide (Coopers Stadium, January 23), Brisbane (Suncorp Stadium, January 25), Sydney (ANZ Stadium, January 27) and Melbourne (Etihad Stadium, January 30).
The tour also touches down in New Zealand at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland on February 3.
Pre-sale tickets for Frontier members will be available from Tuesday, September 19 and general ticket sales begin on Friday, September 22.
Foo Fighters’ last n tour on the back of their 2105 albumSonic Highwaysplayed to over 250,000 people. The band’ssupport act next summer,Weezer, has sold 10 million albums in the US alone since their self-titled release in 1994. Fronted by singer and songwriter Rivers Cuomo, Weezer release their 11th studio albumPacific Daydreamlater this month.
Grohl, who played drums in Nirvana, founded Foo Fighters in the mid ’90s and has gone on to make nine Foo Fighters albums, winning 11 Grammy awards on the way and selling more than 25 million albums.
“I wanted it [Concrete & Gold]to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever … a gigantic rock record,” Grohlsaid.
Local bands will also support Foo Fighters across the country, including Clowns in Melbourne, the Preatures in Sydney and DZ Deathrays in Brisbane.