Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Foo Fighters announce new album and US tour

The Foo Fighters have announced details for their forthcoming new album, “Concrete And Gold”, and dates for a fall US tour to launch the project.

Due September 15, the group’s ninth release was co-produced by the band and Greg Kurstin (Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Sia) and mixed by Darrell Thorp (Beck, Radiohead).

“I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever,” says Dave Grohl. “To make a gigantic rock record but with Greg Kurstin’s sense of melody and arrangement… Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper… or something like that.”

“Concrete And Gold” was recently previewed with the lead single, “Run”, which surfaced without notice on June 1.

In addition to “Run”, the Foo Fighters delivered the live debut of two new songs during a June 16 performance at Iceland's Secret Solstice Festival: “Lah Di Dah” and the full band debut of “The Sky Is A Neighbourhood.”

The album marks the follow-up to “Sonic Highways”, which debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 following its release in 2014.

The Foo Fighters will launch “Concrete And Gold” with a fall US tour (see dates below) that will begin with their own Cal Jam 17 festival at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA on October 7.

The group’s salute to the original 1970s California Jam festivals will see them joined by more than a dozen acts, including Queens Of The Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood, Japandroids, Wolf Alice, Bob Mould, The Struts, Bully, Circa Waves, Babes in Toyland, Adia Victoria, Fireball Ministry, The Obsessed, Pinky Pinky, Starcrawler and White Reaper.

The Foos will follow the Cal Jam 17 event with a sold-out October 12 performance at the grand opening of the new Washington, DC venue, Anthem, before bringing their live show to arenas across the US, with dates scheduled into December.

A Capital One cardholders presale starts Monday, June 26 at 9am local time, with general public tickets on sale Thursday, June 29 at 10am local time.

The Foo Fighters are currenly playing dates on a summer tour of Europe.

Foo Fighters
“Concrete And Gold”

Release date: September 15

01. T-Shirt
02. Run
03. Make It Right
04. The Sky Is A Neighborhood
05. La Dee Da
06. Dirty Water
07. Arrows
08. Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)
09. Sunday Rain
10. The Line
11. Concrete and Gold

Foo Fighters
Concrete And Gold US tour 2017

Oct 12 – Washington, DC @ Anthem (sold-out)
Oct 14 - Richmond, VA @ Richmond Coliseum
Oct 15 - Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
Oct 17 - Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
Oct 18 - Knoxville, TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena
Oct 20 - Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
Oct 21 - Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
Oct 23 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Oct 24 - Memphis,TN @ FedExForum
Oct 26 - Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BJCC
Oct 28 - New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Music + Arts Experience (festival)
Nov 07 - Madison, WI @ Kohl Center
Nov 08 - Champaign, IL @ State Farm Arena
Nov 10 - Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
Nov 11 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Nov 13 - Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
Nov 15 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Dec 01 - Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
Dec 02 - Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
Dec 04 - Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
Dec 05 - Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Arena
Dec 07 - Nampa ID @ Ford Idaho Center
Dec 09 - Billings MT @ Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
Dec 10 - Casper WY @ Casper Events Center
Dec 12 - Salt Lake City UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena

See also:

VIDEO: Foo Fighters debut three new songs in Iceland
Foo Fighters top the hennemusic Hot 10
Foo Fighters release surprise new single and video for Run
VIDEO: Foo Fighters continue playing after BottleRock Festival pulls plug
Search Foo Fighters at hennemusic
Search Dave Grohl at hennemusic