Foo Fighters previously said their February 15-16 shows at The Fillmore in New Orleans were being postponed until May 15-16 due to an injury in the band. Now, Dave Grohl has revealed that the dates were rescheduled due to him having to undergo surgery on his left arm.
Grohl said the following during a conversation with Live Nation president/CEO Michael Rapino at the Pollstar Live conference in Los Angeles:
“This is something I’ve had to deal with for a long time and it’s not the end of the world but I did have to have surgery on my arm because I need it to pay the rent. I knew I had to fix my arm at some point and I went ahead and did it.
It’s funny having surgery because you actually get a little bit of rest. Right before they wheeled me in [for surgery] the guys said ‘hey, we’re going to give you something that’s going to make you feel really good’ and I thought I finally get to take a nap.”
Foo Fighters have postponed their February 15-16 shows at The Fillmore in New Orleans due to a member of the band suffering an unspecified injury. The concerts will now take place on May 15-16.
The group issued the following statement:
“Due to a band member injury, Foo Fighters have been forced to reschedule their February 15-16 opening weekend at The Fillmore in New Orleans.
The February dates have been rescheduled to May 15 & 16.
All tickets for the original dates will be honored.
For those unable to attend the rescheduled dates, refunds will be made available at the original point of purchase. All refund requests must be received no later than end of day Monday, February 18th. No additional refund requests will be processed after this date.
The band apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the rescheduling. They regret that they will no longer be able to christen The Fillmore New Orleans, but promise to bring it in May.”
During Foo Fighters’ special “Super Saturday Night” show in Atlanta, GA last night (February 2), the band were joined onstage by a number of guests including Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, etc.), Roger Taylor (Queen), Zac Brown and Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction). You can see footage of the group performing Black Sabbath‘s “War Pigs“ with Morello and Brown, Jane’s Addiction‘s “Mountain Song“ with Farrell, Morello, and Brown, and Queen/David Bowie’s “Under Pressure“ with Taylor below:
Foo Fighters have shared a funny 70s football themed video ahead of their “Super Saturday Night” performance. That show will take place the day before the Super Bowl (February 2) at Atlantic Station in Atlanta, GA. Fans will be able to stream it live via Twitter (@directv) and DirecTV’s Audience Network at 11 PM EST / 8 PM PST.
Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ended up falling off the stage after chugging a beer during a performance at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV last night (January 9). You can see footage of that below, courtesy of KROQ. The frontman has had a history of falling and famously broke his leg after a fall in 2015. He even pranked an audience by having a stunt man fall at the same venue.