If you didn’t know, Foo Fighters are back and better than ever. Hot off the back of releasing their eighth studio album ‘Sonic Highways’ the band also confirmed plans to return to the UK next year.
The presale for their five UK dates next May/June will be available tomorrow – while general sale on Friday and frontman Dave Grohl has been talking about what we can expect from the tour.
The five dates the band will be playing include the 25th May in Sunderland at Sunderland Stadium of Light, and the 27th May in Manchester at Emirates Old Trafford.
After that the band will perform two nights in London’s Wembley Stadium on the 19th and 20th of June before heading North to Edinburgh’s BT Murrayfield Stadium on the 23rd of June.
Before all that though, frontman Dave Grohl took the time to speak with Gigwise about the upcoming tour and revealed that he’d love to have a Freddie Mercury moment in Wembley.
“I’m going to try and turn around and get 60,000 people to try and get 60,000 to sing along to the chorus like Freddie Mercury at Live Aid. That’s to me, a f****** stadium show.”
Dave went on to talk about how the band have a rather bad habit of playing until they’re told to stop and how they don’t bother walking off the stage at the end.
“We even bypass the encore – it’s like ‘Don’t even walk off stage because you’re going to waste f****** three minutes’.” he explained.
Support across the shows will come in the form of Iggy Pop and Royal Blood – though they will only play select dates and Dave spoke about how he discovered rockers Royal Blood.
“I don’t know why but I was on Youtube and I saw this little side-bar thing that said ‘Royal Blood at Glastonbury’ and it was f****** great!”
“I was so happy to see people with f****** instruments going bananas, and then I found out that they’ve got the No.1 record, I was like ‘Oh, there’s hope!’.” he added.