Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Foo Fighters to headline Invictus Games closing concert

The Foo Fighters will headline the closing concert of the Invictus Games in London this fall.

The September 14 event at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will see the Foos top a bill that includes the Kaiser Chiefs, Ellie Goulding, Ryan Adams, The Vamps, James Blunt and others to be announced.

The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women. Over 400 competitors from 14 nations will take part in this year’s games, which use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding and respect of those who serve their country.

The event, which is championed by Prince Harry, will be a celebration of resilience and passion. The Games will shine a spotlight on Armed Forces personnel and veterans who have put their lives on the line for their country demonstrating how they and their families are valued, respected and supported.

“What a perfect way to finally return to the UK for the first time in years...been waaaay too long!,” posted the Foo Fighters. “Thanks for having us, it is truly an honor to come play for these incredible men and women. Can't wait to do our thing for you…”

Tickets for the closing concert go on sale this Friday, August 1.

Learn more about the Invictus Games here.

The Foo Fighters will release their new studio album in November.

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