Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Dave Grohl to debut Play live at Warren Haynes Christmas Jam concert

Dave Grohl will deliver the debut live performance of his epic solo recording “Play” at Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam 30 benefit concert in Asheville, NC this fall.

Grohl will be accompanied by other rockers – to be announced – to recreate the recently-released film and audio project that documents the live recording of a solo 23-minute composition that sees the multi-instrumentalist Foo Fighter perform the song on seven instruments over the course of three days in the studio.

The live debut will top the bill on December 8 – the annual event’s second night – at the city’s US Cellular Center alongside appearances by Eric Church, Gov’t Mule, Jim James and Joe Bonamassa; the December 7 opening night will present live music from Grace Potter, Jamey Johnson, Marco Benevento, Mike Gordon, and a headline set of Pink Floyd covers by Gov’t Mule billed as “Dark Side Of The Mule.”

Among the lineup of special guests for the two-night benefit are Audley Freed, Fred Eltringham, Jen Gunderman, Jimmy Vivino, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Mike Barnes, Robert Kearns and Ron Holloway, among others.

Proceeds from Christmas Jam 30 will benefit the Asheville Area Habitat For Humanity and will go toward constructing energy-efficient new houses as well as purchasing and developing land for entire Habitat subdivisions; to date, the Jam has raised over 2.3 million dollars for the organization – to learn more and/or to donate directly, visit

Pre-sale tickets, including a limited number of discounted two-day passes and VIP/Travel packages, will be available Friday, October 19 at 12p ET with tickets going on sale Friday, October 26 at 10a ET via

Grohl and the Foo Fighters will wrap up an extensive North American tour in Calgary, AB on October 23.

See also:

VIRAL VIDEO: Foo Fighters perform Metallica classic with 10-year old guitarist in Kansas City
VIDEO: Nirvana members reunite for mini-set at Cal Jam 18
VIDEO: Nirvana members reunite on stage at Foo Fighters show in Seattle
VIDEO: Foo Fighters rock rarities at Cal Jam 18 pop-up store
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