Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Foo Fighters announce 25th anniversary North American tour

The Foo Fighters have announced dates for a 25th anniversary spring tour of North America.

Billed as the 2020 Van Tour, the six-week, 10-show series sees the band revisiting stops along their 1995 trek … in the round.

“Congratulations: You're old! You've been going to see Foo Fighters shows for 25 years now!” says the group. “What better way to celebrate than joining the band in commemorating its silver anniversary in some of the same cities where the first FF shows took place in 1995?

“Beginning April 12 at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, the Foo Fighters' 2020 Van Tour will do just that, hitting a number of the same spots that Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel and Pat Smear trailblazed in a Dodge van all those years ago — in arenas this time, because aside from many of those clubs on that 1995 trek having since ceased to exist, squeezing a 2020 FF show into the few that are still around would just be too insane…

“… or would it? Stay tuned for the answer to that question. Or answers...”

“In addition to customary all-night rock n roll marathons from 1995 Van Tour veterans Grohl, Mendel and Smear and their longtime comrades Taylor Hawkins, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee, each and every 2020 Van Tour show will feature a very special opening attraction: A sneak peek at an excerpt from Dave Grohl's brand new documentary "What Drives Us".

The tour “will feature a short preview from Dave's deep dive into what possesses a particular tribe of human beings to leave behind jobs, families, relationships and any semblance of sanity to climb into a busted ass econoline and take their music to the people — or at least a dozen or so of them here and there. "What Drives Us" explores motivations, recounts personal anecdotes, and explores the physical and psychological toll of touring in vans via interviews with members of van tour veteran bands ranging from Black Flag and Dead Kennedys to Metallica and The Beatles, and many, many more.”

A Citi cardmembers presale is underway now through Thursday, February 20 at 10 p.m. local time, with general public tickets going on sale Friday, February 21 at 10 a.m. local time.

Grohl recently confirmed that the band have completed recording of the follow-up to 2017’s “Concrete And Gold.”
Foo Fighters
25th anniversary

North American tour

Apr 12 — Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Apr 14 — Albuquerque, NM @ Santa Ana Star Center
Apr 16 — Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
Apr 18 — Wichita, KS @ Interbank Arena
Apr 20 — Knoxville, TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena
May 10 — Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
May 12 — Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
May 14 — Cincinnati, OH @ Heritage Bank Center
May 18 — Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage Arena
May 20 — Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre

See also:

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