Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Foo Fighters to headline Reading and Leeds Festivals

The Foo Fighters will headline the UK’s Reading and Leeds festivals next summer as part of a just-announced 2019 European tour.

“Do you love rock and roll???” asked the band. “More UK shows announced!”

The pair of festival events over the August 23-25 weekend – alongside fellow headliners Twenty One Pilots, The 1975 and Post Malone – will be preceded by another new tour addition: an August 17 appearance at Summer Sessions at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow.

Tickets for the new UK dates will go on sale on Friday, November 23 at 9am local time via the usual outlets.

While the Foo Fighters are enjoying a break for the upcoming holiday season, Dave Grohl will deliver the debut live performance his epic solo recording “Play” at Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam 30 benefit concert in Asheville, NC on December 8.

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 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.”

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

Foo Fighters
2019 European tour

Jun 19 – Pula, Croatia @ Pula Arena
Jun 21-23 – Scheeßel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival **
Jun 21-23 – Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany @ Southside Festival **
Jun 25 – Horsens, Denmark @ Faengslet, Denmark
Jun 27 – Bergen, Norway @ Koengen Fortress
Aug 17 – Glasgow, UK @ Summer Sessions
Aug 19 – Belfast, UK @ Vital Festival
Aug 21 – Dublin, Ireland @ RDS Arena
Aug 23 – Leeds , UK @ Leeds Festival
Aug 25 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival

** previously announced and tickets are on sale

See also:

Foo Fighters announce European tour dates
Dave Grohl to debut Play live at Warren Haynes Christmas Jam concert
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
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