January and February 2018 will see Foo Fighters return to rock stadiums across Australia and New Zealand in support of their ninth studio album ‘Concrete and Gold‘ (out 15th September on Roswell Records / RCA Records through Sony Music Entertainment Australia).
The 11-time Grammy-winning, 25+ million-record-selling stadium rock greats will welcome the new year with an epic tour that kicks off at Perth’s nib Stadium on Saturday 20th January, before touring Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, and wrapping up across the ditch at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday 3rd February.
Foo Fighters will be joined at all shows by very special guests Weezer, plus a local opener from each city on the tour.
Pre-orders for the new album are available now on iTunes [Here], CD [Here] and Vinyl [Here].
‘Concrete and Gold‘ is the newest Foo Fighters music since 2015’s ‘Saint Cecilia‘ EP and the band’s first full-length album in three years.
The public’s first taste of the new album came in the form of the most enthusiastically received single in Foo Fighters history, ‘Run‘, and its time-traveling mind-warp of a video directed by Dave Grohl himself.
The clip for follow-up single, ‘The Sky Is A Neighborhood‘ was a Grohl family affair, with Dave sitting in the director’s chair once more and his two daughters Violet and Harper playing the lead roles in the video. Both clips can be seen below.
These dates will be the first time Australian and New Zealand fans will experience tracks from ‘Concrete and Gold‘ live in all their glory. Along with American alt-rockers Weezer each Australian and New Zealand show will feature a local opener –
Surf punk three-piece Cosmic Kahuna will open the Perth show. Amyl and the Sniffers will open the Adelaide show. DZ Deathrays will once again join Foo Fighters on tour, opening their Brisbane show. The Preatures will open the Sydney show, and punk outfit Clowns will open the Melbourne show.
Tickets go on sale Friday 22nd September.
With guests WEEZER
20th – nib Stadium, Perth [AA]
23rd – Coopers Stadium, Adelaide [AA]
25th – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane [AA]
27th – ANZ Stadium, Homebush [AA]
30th – Etihad Stadium, Melbourne [AA]
—>Tickets available Friday 22nd September.
—> For more information, visit [Here].
The unlikely alliance with producer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia, Pink) came about through a bizarre sequence of surprise musical obsessions and chance encounters: Listening to the radio during a drive roughly four years ago, Dave Grohl first heard ‘Again and Again‘ by Kurstin’s band The Bird & The Bee;
“It blew my mind… it was so much more sophisticated than anything I’d ever heard and I became obsessed.“
Some months later, Grohl would randomly spot and fanboy out over the guy from The Bird & The Bee. The two became fast friends over common musical loves with Grohl learning that his new favourite band had been on hiatus due to Kurstin’s workload as a producer.
While Foo Fighters recorded and released ‘Sonic Highways‘, broke some bones and packed stadiums and arenas on one of the top five grossing tours of 2015, and gifted fans with the ‘St. Cecilia‘ EP, Greg was becoming one of the biggest producers in the world.
With the writing and recording of the next Foo Fighters album on the horizon, Grohl was eager as always to find fresh challenges for the band:
“So I think maybe Greg is the guy that we ask to be our producer because he’s never made a heavy rock record before and we’ve never worked with a pop producer. Our noise and Greg’s big brain and all of his sophisticated arrangements and composition.“
Darrel Thorp (Beck, Radiohead) was soon enlisted to mix and engineer. Then they were secretly booked into Hollywood’s esteemed EastWest Studios to consummate this marriage of extremes.
3. Make It Right
4. The Sky Is A Neighbourhood
5. La Dee Da
6. Dirty Water
8. Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)
9. Sunday Rain
10. The Line
11. Concrete and Gold
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