With few exceptions, the Foo Fighters will shun the summer
festival and outdoor amphitheater circuit on their upcoming tour in support of
The Colour And The Shape. The Dave Grohl-led band has finally announced
its upcoming concert schedule, just as their sophomore album is making its
debut showing in Billboard's top ten.
The Foos will stop in 12
American cities plus Toronto during a tour that will span the month of July.
While the band will play Milwaukee's 10,000-seat Summerfest venue early on, the
rest of its gigs will take place in large clubs and ballrooms with capacities
of 1,000 to 2,500. Opening the tour will be Britpoppers Supergrass.
of the gigs are centered in the Great Lakes and Midwest regions. The Foo
Fighters will make only two east coast stops, and will close the tour with
three dates out west. Venues for concerts in San Francisco and Seattle are as
The first single off the new album, "Monkey Wrench," has
gotten heavy MTV rotation and solid airplay on Modern Rock stations.
Foos are currently on tour in Europe. Before the full slate of U.S. dates gets
underway, the band will interrupt their European jaunt to play on the June 7
bill of the Tibetan Freedom Festival in New York.
Earlier this spring,
Grohl & Co. made low-key U.S. outings in Los Angeles and Rockville, Maryland.
For most fans, however, the upcoming tour will offer the first live glimpse of
new Foo drummer Taylor Hawkins (ex-Alanis Morissette). Hawkins took over the
kit from William Goldsmith earlier this year.
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