Foo Fighters to play one-off show next year

Thursday 7 September 2017

Foo Fighters to play one-off show next year

Jaws will surely drop and minds will surely be blown away when Foo Fighters step on the Auckland stage next year February, touring in support of their ninth album 'Concrete and Gold'.

The 11-time Grammy-winning rock superstars will welcome the new year with an epic performance alongside US alt-rockers Weezer who will be leaving 'Beverly Hills' behind to join the trip.

'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 album sees Foo Fighters add new dimensions to their trademark hard melodic rock 'n' roll.

The public's first taste of 'Concrete and Gold' came in the form of the most enthusiastically received single in Foo Fighters history, the surprise hard rock anthem of the year 'Run', and its time-traveling mind-warp of a video directed by Dave Grohl himself. The band will play their latest tracks along with their classic anthems such as 'Walk', 'These Days', 'The Pretender', 'All My Life', 'Times Like These' and countless others.

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 'rock and roll fairytale' (Rolling Stone) video.

With producer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia, Pink) at the helm, Concrete and Gold seamlessly combines hard rock extremes and pop sensibilities across those singles and nine more incredible tracks:

"I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever. 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." – Dave Grohl

Foo Fighters last visited New Zealand during their 20th Anniversary World Tour supporting their eighth album 'Sonic Highways', tearing through anthems including 'Something From Nothing' and perennial favourites 'Everlong', 'Learn To Fly', 'Best Of You' and 'My Hero', picking up the record as one of 2015's top five grossing tours in the process.

"Hit after hit on a pergect summer night." - Billboard

"The crowd young and old joined in, belting out songs that span the best part of our lives... brilliant in every respect." - The Adelaide Advertiser

These will be Weezer's first shows since their acclaimed 'Blue Album Memories' shows in 2013 and their third NZ tour ever in an illustrious 25-year career defined by tracks like 'Say It Ain’t So’', 'Buddy Holly', 'Undone – The Sweater Song' and 'Island In The Sun'.

Wellington punk band Ayn Randy will open the show with a sound duly spiked with shout-a-long hooks filled with plenty of urgent punk on rip-roaring songs.

Make no mistake, Foo Fighters' Concrete and Gold Tour will be one for the history books so don't miss your chance to see them perform live in all their glory next year.