Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Foo Fighters announce first shows of 2023

The Foo Fighters have announced their first live dates of 2023.

The band – who recently hinted at their return this year following the 2022 passing of drummer Taylor Hawkins – have confirmed headline slots at three US festivals, including Boston Calling, Sonic Temple and Bonnaroo.

“We will be headlining Boston Calling Music Festival Friday, May 26th,” says the band. “Presale tickets go on sale beginning Thursday, January 12th at 10am ET. Visit https://bostoncalling.com/ for details.”

More announcements followed: “We're playing Sonic Temple on May 28th at the Historic Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH. Presale starts Wednesday, January 11th at 10AM EST. Tickets & details here: sonictemplefestival.com” and “We're headed to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival farm June 18th. Early access tickets begin Thursday 1/12 at 10am CT. For tickets & info visit: http://bonnaroo.com.”

The new live dates will mark the first Foo Fighters gigs following a pair of all-star tribute concerts last fall in memory of Hawkins, who joined the band in 1997.

"As we say goodbye to the most difficult and tragic year that our band has ever known,” shared the Foo Fighters in a recent update, “we are reminded of how thankful we are for the people that we love and cherish most, and for the loved ones who are no longer with us. Foo Fighters were formed 27 years ago to represent the healing power of music and a continuation of life. And for the past 27 years our fans have built a worldwide community, a devoted support system that has helped us all get through the darkest of times together. A place to share our joy and our pain, our hopes and fears, and to join in a chorus of life together through music.

“Without Taylor, we never would have become the band that we were – and without Taylor, we know that we're going to be a different band going forward.”
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