Foo Fighters Announce New Album Details, Tour Dates

2017-06-20

Story by Charles Ken

Foo Fighters will hit the road this fall to promote their new album

Dave Grohl and his band Foo Fighters are the masters of surprise, and here’s a big one. Foo Fighters just announced that their ninth studio album, “Concrete and Gold,” is ready to rock and will arrive Sept. 15.

Greg Kurstin – who has worked with Adele, Beck and more – produced “Concrete and Gold.” Does this mean a lighter vibe for the new album? Time will tell, but judging by the band’s new song, “Run,” the sound will be heavy and even a bit thrash-y.

“I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever,” Grohl said in a statement. “To make a gigantic rock record but with Greg Kurstin’s sense of melody and arrangement… Motorhead’s version of ‘Sgt. Pepper’…or something like that.”

In more news, Foo Fighters will host their own music festival, the Cal Jam 17, this fall.

The fest – set for Oct. 7 in San Bernardino, California – will bring performances from Foo Fighters as well as Queens of the Stone Age, Cage the Elephant, Royal Blood, Liam Gallagher, the Struts and more.

If you don’t live by San Bernardino, the band has also announced a lengthy headlining tour behind the new album. The trek will set off with the opening concert at The Anthem, a new music venue opening in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 12, and run all the way through a Dec. 12 gig in Salt Lake City, Utah.

For information and ticket details for the upcoming tour and festival, head to FooFighters.com.

Foo Fighters Fall 2017 Tour Dates:

10/7 — San Bernardino, CA, Cal Jam 17 at Glen Helen Regional Park
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, FedExForum
10/26 — Birmingham, AL, Legacy Arena at The BJCC
10/28 — New Orleans, LA, Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
11/7 — Madison, WI, Kohl Center
11/8 — 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
12/1 — Fresno, CA, Save Mart Center
12/2 — Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center
12/4 — Spokane, WA, Spokane Arena
12/5 — Eugene, OR, Matthew Knight Arena
12/7 — Nampa ID, Ford Idaho Center
12/9 — Billings MT, Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
12/10 — Casper WY, Casper Events Center
12/12 — Salt Lake City UT, Vivint Smart Home Arena

Photo by: Brantley Gutierrez

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