The Foo Fighters will play a free afternoon concert this Friday
(May 16) at the Tower Records in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, D.C. The
parking lot gig will be a one-off appearance before the band's summer tour,
which is still being planned, gets underway.
A spokeswoman for the Foo
Fighters would not speculate on the length of the band's set, but said they
chose Rockville for the concert because leader Dave Grohl is from the area.
Grohl got his pre-Nirvana start in the Washington, D.C. band Scream.
Foo Fighters' sophomore album, The Colour And The Shape will be released
in the U.S. next Tuesday (May 20). This week's concert marks one of the first
live appearance of new Foo drummer Taylor Hawkins (previously the touring
drummer for Alanis Morissette). Hawkins, who does not play on The Colour And
The Shape, took over the kit earlier this year from William
According to the spokeswoman, press for the show has been
minimal. "You promote it a little bit before hand," she said. "That's the point
of doing these things, so that true fans find out about it." She called local
flyers announcing the show "the punk rock way to do it."