Foo Fighters, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Avenged Sevenfold, Etc. Among Top 100 Grossing Tours Of 2018

Pollstar have shared a list of the top 100 worldwide grossing tours for the first half of 2018. You can see where rock and metal artists landed on the list below.

Artists like Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and The Rolling Stones took the top spots for worldwide tours, but here’s the rock and metal artists that made the list:

#9 Roger Waters (60.7 million gross)
#12 Foo Fighters (53.6 million gross)
#19 Metallica (40.6 million gross)
#21 Bon Jovi (38 million gross)
#35 Queen + Adam Lambert (23.9 million gross)
#43 Journey/Def Leppard (21.2 million gross)
#52 Iron Maiden (17.3 million gross)
#53 Kid Rock (17.1 million gross)
#81 Avenged Sevenfold (10.5 million gross)
#91 Scorpions (10.1 million gross)

They also did a list of the top 100 North American tours. Artists like P!nk, Eagles, and Justin Timberlake took the top spots, but here’s the rock and metal artists that made that list:

#10 Bon Jovi (38 million gross)
#19 Journey/Def Leppard (21.2 million gross)
#29 Kid Rock (17.1 million gross)
#49 Foo Fighters (10.3 million gross)
#55 Avenged Sevenfold (9.5 million gross)
#81 Foreigner (5.8 million)
#83 Queens Of The Stone Age (5.7 million gross)
#89 Judas Priest (5.0 million gross)

[via Blabbermouth]

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Foo Fighters Joined Onstage By Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) & John Travolta At Wantagh, NY Show

During their July 14 show in Wantagh, NY, Foo Fighters were joined onstage by Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and John Travolta. Smith performed a cover of Faces’ “Stay With Me” with the band, while Travolta took the stage during a partial cover of the “Grease” song “You’re The One That I Want.”

Foo Fighters Joined Onstage By Guns N’ Roses At Firenze Rocks Festival

During Foo Fighters’ set at the Firenze Rocks festival in Florence, Italy today (June 14), the band were joined onstage by Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan. You can see footage of them rocking Guns N’ Roses’ “It’s So Easy” below. Guns N’ Roses will play the same festival tomorrow (June 15).

Foo Fighters Reveal Opening Acts For 2018 North American Tour

Foo Fighters have revealed the opening acts for their upcoming North American tour. You can see whose playing each date below.

Tour Dates:

07/06 Columbia, MO – Merriweather Post Pavilion (feat. The Struts)
07/07 Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion (feat. The Struts)
07/09 Quebec City, QC – Festival de Quebec
07/10 Ottawa, ON – RBC Bluesfest
07/12 Toronto, ON – Rogers Center (feat. The Struts & The Beaches)
07/14 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health @ Jones Beach (feat. The Struts)
07/16 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden (feat. The Struts)
07/17 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden (feat. The Struts)
07/19 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena (feat. The Struts)
07/21 Boston, MA – Fenway Park (feat. The Struts & The Monsieurs)
07/22 Boston, MA – Fenway Park (Dinosaur Jr. & Speedy Ortiz)
07/25 Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center (feat. The Struts)
07/26 Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center (feat. The Struts)
07/29 Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field (feat. The Struts & Melkbelly)
07/30 Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field (Touched By Ghoul)
09/01 Seattle, WA – Safeco Field (feat. The Joy Formidable)
09/04 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place (feat. The Joy Formidable)
09/06 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome (feat. The Joy Formidable)
09/08 Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena (feat. The Joy Formidable)
09/10 Portland, OR – Moda Center (feat. The Joy Formidable)
09/12 San Jose, CA – SAP Center (feat. The Joy Formidable)
09/14 San Diego, CA – KAABOO del Mar
10/06 San Bernardino, CA – Cal Jam
10/08 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena (feat. Gang Of Youths)
10/10 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center (feat. Gang Of Youths)
10/12 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center (feat. Gang Of Youths)
10/13 St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center (feat. Gang Of Youths)
10/15 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena (feat. Gang Of Youths)
10/17 Milwaukee, WI – Wisconsin Entertainment And Sports Center (feat. Gang Of Youths)
10/18 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center (feat. Gang Of Youths)

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Pranks Swedish Audience With Stuntman Stage Fall

Back on June 12, 2015, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl broke his leg after falling off the stage at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden. Now, when the band returned to the venue yesterday (June 5), Grohl decided to have a little fun with the crowd by having a stuntman dressed like him come out and fall off the stage. You can see footage of that below:

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl To Record A 25-Minute Instrumental Song

Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) is apparently planning to record a 25-minute instrumental song. He told Madison.com the following about that:

“I have a studio, EastWest in LA, where I’m going to set up an expanse of instruments. Several drum kits, a load of guitars, bass, rhythm and lead. I’ll hit play and the clock will start ticking. I will record the first drum part, then I will run to the next drum set and play another drum part that will record over the first. Then I will do the same with all the guitars, all assigned to a different moment in the instrumental… The best part is we’ll film everything with multiple cameras so by the end of it you will see and hear one song being played for 25 minutes, with six different Dave Grohls playing every note, on every single instrument, all the way through in one take.”

He also added: “The worst part is, and that’s why I’ve had about four hours sleep every night on this tour, I have to write and then memorise all the music for this thing, for all the instruments, before I get back to LA in two weeks.” He later continued: “If I want to write a 25-minute instrumental, write all the music, play all the instruments, film it and then, guess what, maybe never even release it? I’ll do it. Just because I can.”

Foo Fighters, Iggy Pop, Tenacious D, Etc. Set For 2018 Cal Jam Festival

Foo Fighters will be curating and headlining Cal Jam once again this year. The event will take place on October 6 at the Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA and it will include the following: Foo Fighters, Iggy Pop With Post Pop Depression, Tenacious D, Garbage, Greta Van Fleet, Silversun Pickups, Manchester Orchestra, The Front Bottoms, Black Mountain, Deer Tick, Gang Of Youths, Slaves (UK), Giants In The Trees, Metz, Yungblud, Thunderpussy, Anna Von Hausswolff, Fea, and Kingfish. Fans can also pay a little more to gain access to a pre-show party with Billy Idol, Mexrissey and comedian Bridget Everett the night before (October 5). Those with camping passes will be granted access as well.