Foo Fighters Announce New Album “Concrete And Gold”, U.S. Tour, & Cal Jam Fest

Foo Fighters have announced that they will release their new album “Concrete And Gold” on September 15. The cover art/track listing for the effort, which Dave Grohl describes as “Motörhead’s version of ‘Sgt. Pepper’… or something like that”, can be found below:

“Concrete And Gold” Track Listing:

01. “T-Shirt”
02. “Run”
03. “Make It Right”
04. “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”

The band commented:

“Dear Everybody –

Remember that “break” we were taking?

Well…. we lied.

We just spent the last 6 months secretly making a gigantic new foo fighters album with our friend/genius/mastermind Greg Kurstin that will undoubtedly fry stereos from here to Fukuoka. Start saving your speaker money now. Sorry. It’s big.

It’s called Concrete And Gold, comes out Sept. 15th, and has more twists and turns than a live senate hearing. Like a box of really loud chocolates. Hope you’re hungry.

And what better way to celebrate our biggest sounding album ever than to invite 50,000 of you to come throw down with 22 of our favorite bands Oct 7th at the Glen Helen Regional Park + Fairgrounds? That’s right. We throw one hell of a party you know…..

See you there. It’s gonna go off.

Bye”

In other news, the band will also headline Cal Jam Fest, alongside 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. That event will take place on October 7 at the Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA.


Furthermore, Foo Fighters have also announced a full U.S. tour:

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

Dave Grohl’s Daughter Harper Joins Foo Fighters Onstage For A Queen Cover

During Foo Fighters’ set at the Secret Solstice festival in Reykjavik, Iceland Dave Grohl’s young daughter Harper joined the band onstage to perform a cover of Queen‘s “We Will Rock You“ on drums. You can see footage of that below. As previously reported, the band also played three new songs at that show as well.

Foo Fighters Perform New Songs Live At Secret Solstice Festival

During Foo Fighters’ performance at the Secret Solstice Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland yesterday (June 16), the band played three new tracks live including the recently released “Run,” along with “The Sky Is A Neighborhood,” which was performed acoustically before, and “La Di Da.“ Check out footage of those below:

Foo Fighters To Play Opening Night Of New Washington, D.C. Venue The Anthem

Foo Fighters will be playing the first show at the Anthem, a new venue located at the Wharf in Washington, D.C.. That concert will take place on October 12.

Dave Grohl told Billboard the following:

“The new place is set to become the No. 1 venue in America, I shit you not. It has the illusion of a stadium, but the intimacy of a nightclub. It’s perfect.”

Grohl said it was Seth Hurwitz, operator of the D.C.-based independent promotions company that holds the 30-year lease for the property and also owns the 9:30 Club, who got the Foo Fighters to play:

”The great thing about Seth, outside of knowing him personally for 30 years, is that he actually cares. He cares about the music. He cares about the audience. He cares about the band. And he knows what he’s doing. To see him take pride in that and remain independent is inspiring. It’s very ‘DC’ of him.”

With Grohl having grown up in the D.C. area, Hurwtiz thought the Foo Fighters would be the perfect choice to open the venue. He said the following:

“There was no Plan B. It was always just the Foos. I texted Dave some photos of the venue after we started building it and asked him, ‘Who else should open it?’ He said, ‘Nobody.’ That was the end of it.”