The Foo Fighters new album, “Sonic Highways”, is on track for Top 5 US debut.
Billboard reports the project could sell over 190,000 copies in its first week to open at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 album chart behind Taylor Swift’s “1989”, which is expected to maintain it’s current No. 1 status for a third consecutive week.
The Foo Fighters last album, 2011's “Wasting Light”, was its first No. 1, selling 235,000 copies in its opening week.
The new Billboard 200's top 10 will be revealed on Wednesday, November 19.
Produced by Butch Vig, “Sonic Highways” was recorded in 8 American cities – Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
The project was launched last month with a companion 8-part HBO series about the recording of the album, with the band unveiling new songs eack week in sync with the series, which premiered October 17.
Foo Fighters announce UK stadium tour
Foo Fighters stream new album Sonic Highways ahead of release
AUDIO: Foo Fighters premiere new song with Gary Clark, Jr.
Search Foo Fighters at hennemusic
Search Dave Grohl at hennemusic