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Foo Fighters Add Additional Arena Dates To North American Tour

Foo Fighters Add Additional Arena Dates To North American Tour

In the wake of the continuing success of the worldwide #1 album Wasting Light (Roswell/RCA) and the June 14 DVD and Blu-Ray (exclusive at Best Buy through July 12) release of the feature-length documentary Foo Fighters: Back And Forth (Spitfire/Roswell/RCA), Foo Fighters have added another leg of dates to their North American arena tour.

Pre-sales for this next run of headline shows–which will run from October 9th in Denver CO through October 28th in Edmonton and also include a November 14th Newark NJ date–will begin 10 a.m. local time June 15th.

General on sales follow 10 a.m. local time June 17th.

Special guests for the October dates include Cage The Elephant and Mariachi el Bronx.

The October and November dates are the latest additions to a juggernaut of a worldwide campaign that currently has the band headlining European festivals, as well a sold out 130,000-capacity July 2-3 headline weekender at the UK’s Milton Keynes Bowl. In addition, Foo Fighters were recently announced as a Lollapalooza 2011 headliner.

The ever-expanding tour rides the relentless momentum of Foo Fighters’ recently released seventh album Wasting Light, certified gold less than two months after debuting at #1 in a dozen countries. Wasting Light has also generated arguably the best critical notices of the band’s 16-year career.

The newly released Foo Fighters: Back And Forth documentary, directed by Oscar winner James Moll, has done likewise, with a just-out four-star ROLLING STONE review raving “a classic rockumentary arc… Dave Grohl has lived an extraordinarily cinematic life.”

Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear will be playing hits spanning the Foo Fighters’ catalogue of multi-platinum arena anthems, including new staples such as the 13-week Modern Rock #1 “Rope” and “Walk,” the band’s latest single and subject of the brilliant Sam Jones-directed parody of the classic crime drama Falling Down. Already a viral sensation, the “Walk” clip has been viewed more than a million times since its June 2 premiere.

More dates will be announced as they are confirmed. For a complete list of current Foo Fighters tour dates and ticketing info visit http://tour.foofighters.com.

FOO FIGHTERS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2011:

Aug. 9 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre^^ Aug. 10 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre^^ Sept. 14 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Center ** Sept. 16 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center ** Sept. 17 – St Louis, MO – Scottrade Center ** Sept. 19 – Detroit, MI – Palace of Auburn Hills ** Sept. 20 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena ** Sept. 22 – Columbus OH – Nationwide Arena ** Sept. 23 – Pittsburgh, PA- Consol Energy Center ** Sept. 25 – Buffalo, NY – HSBC Center ** Sept. 26 – East Rutherford, NJ – Izod Center **

Oct. 9 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center* Oct. 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Maverik Center* Oct. 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum* Oct. 16 – Phoenix – US Airways Center* Oct. 17 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena* Oct. 19 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena (Oakland Coliseum)* Oct. 20 – Sacramento, CA – Power Balance Pavilion* Oct. 25 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena* Oct. 27 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome* Oct 28 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place* Nov. 14 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

** Rise Against & Mariachi el Bronx Support
* Cage The Elephant & Mariachi el Bronx Support
^^ Doughboys & Fucked Up Support

Fans can pick up a copy of Wasting Light or Back And Forth DVD, both available on iTunes now!

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Foo Fighters Announce U.S. Dates For Fall 2011 Tour

Foo Fighters Announce U.S. Dates For Fall 2011 Tour

Foo Fighters have confirmed the next run of shows in their ongoing American arena headline run in support of the worldwide #1 album Wasting Light (Roswell/RCA). Pre-sales for this leg, which kicks off September 14 in St. Paul MN and runs through September 26 in East Rutherford NJ, will begin May 18. General on sales follow May 20 with the exception of St. Paul and Columbus which go on sale to the public June 4.

Rise Against and Mariachi el Bronx will be support for the U.S. run.

The September dates expand on the recently announced midwest headline dates beginning May 17 in Tulsa OK and concluding May 26 in Missoula MT. Motorhead and Biffy Clyro provide support on that run, during which the Foos will also drop in for headlining appearances at the Hangout and Sasquatch festivals. In addition Foo Fighters have also announced a pair of Canadian dates, August 9 in Toronto and August 10 in Montreal, which go on sale May 20 and 21 respectively. Doughboys and F—ed Up will support on both Canadian shows.

The tour follows in the wake of Foo Fighters’ just -released seventh album Wasting Light, which is still riding high on the charts after debuting at #1 in a dozen countries. Wasting Light has also generated arguably the best critical notices of the band’s 16-year career, including four star lead reviews from Rolling Stone and People, and an A- lead review from Entertainment Weekly that summed up “Here’s the miracle, though: Foo Fighters never feel like a backward-looking band. Light is a muscular rock & roll throwdown, featuring the Foos delivering exactly the kind of catchy, pummeling anthems they’re known for, with total disregard for the whims of the masses.”

More dates will be announced as they are confirmed. For a complete list of current Foo Fighters North American tour dates and ticketing info visit the tour website.

To stay up-to-date with all things Foo Fighters follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

FOO FIGHTERS NEW U.S. DATES:

Sept. 14 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Center **
Sept. 16 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center **
Sept. 17 – St Louis, MO – Scottrade Center **
Sept. 19 – Detroit, MI – Palace of Auburn Hills **
Sept. 20 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena **
Sept. 22 – Columbus OH – Nationwide Arena **
Sept. 23 – Pittsburgh, PA- Consol Energy Center **
Sept. 25 – Buffalo, NY – HSBC Center **
Sept. 26 – East Rutherford, NJ – Izod Center **

** Rise Against & Mariachi el Bronx Support

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED DATES:

May 17 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center ***
May 18 – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Center ***
May 20 – Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum ***
May 21 – Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Festival (SOLD OUT)
May 23 – Council Bluffs, IA – Mid America Center ***
May 26 – Missoula, MT – Adams Center ***
May 27 – George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival

*** Motorhead & Biffy Clyro Support

 

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Foo Fighters Offer Up A Stream of New Album ‘Wasting Light’

Foo Fighters Offer Up A Stream of New Album ‘Wasting Light’

FOO FIGHTERS have now premiered their brand new album, Wasting Light, on their official website. The Foo Fighters took to Twitter to announce the album stream tweeting:

“Leak ? Rad. Was starting to think no one cared. Our version sounds better. http://bit.ly/wastinglight

You can see the trailer for the band’s upcoming documentary film Foo Fighters Back and Forth also on their official site. The film which will be available in theaters for one night only premieres across the US on April 5th, tickets are available here, www.foofightersfilm.com.

For all the latest updates from the Foo Fighters be sure to check out their official website, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages.

Wasting Light by Foo Fighters

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Foo Fighters To Release “Back and Forth” Documentary In April 2011!

Foo Fighters To Release “Back and Forth” Documentary In April 2011!

Back and Forth” chronicles the 16 year history of the Foo Fighters: from the band’s very first songs created as cassette demos Dave Grohl recorded during his tenure as Nirvana’s drummer, through its ascent to their Grammy-winning, multi-platinum, arena and stadium headlining status as one of the biggest rock bands on the planet.

Produced by Nigel Sinclair (“No Direction Home: Bob Dylan”, “Amazing Journey the Story of the Who”, “The Last Play at Shea”) of Exclusive Media Group’s Spitfire Pictures, and produced and directed by Oscar(r) and Emmy(r) winner James Moll, “Back and Forth” culminates with the making of the band’s new album Wasting Light: a process in which the band pushed itself forward by going fully back to basics and recording in Grohl’s garage completely on analog tape. No computers, no software – just a band recording an album to tape in a garage. The new record also marks the Foos’ first full-length effort with legendary producer Butch Vig, with whom Grohl worked on Nirvana’s classic album Nevermind.

Back and Forth,” will be followed by a live 3D performance from the band, playing their new album Wasting Light front to back. Check out a trailer for “Back and Forth” to get a sneak peak. For ticketing info and release date on the movie, check out the band’s official site for the film, www.foofightersfilm.com. Also, fans can follow the original White Limo on Twitter and Tumblr, as it drives across country blasting the new record.  Wasting Light hits stores and online April 12th!

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Foo Fighters Release “Rope” Video In Support of New Album

Foo Fighters Release “Rope” Video In Support of New Album

The Dave Grohl-directed video for “Rope,” the first single from Foo Fighters‘ forthcoming seventh studio album Wasting Light, has been confirmed for an MTV/MTV.com premiere 7:54pm ET/PT on Thursday, March 10.

Wasting Light will be released April 12 on Roswell/RCA, while “Rope” is available now both as a digital single and as an instant grat with iTunes pre-orders of the full record.

Produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Alan Moulder, Wasting Light‘s no computers/no software back to basics approach has resulted in arguably the strongest and most cohesive effort of the band’s 15-year-plus career: From first single “Rope” to the frenetic opener “Bridge Burning” to the beautifully bipolar “These Days” to stunning guest spots from Bob Mould (“Dear Rosemary”) and Krist Novoselic (“I Should Have Known”), Wasting Light is a singular triumph: a band that’s headlined arenas, stadiums and festivals the world over stripping itself down to the bare essentials and coming up with its finest hour.

Following hot on the heels of Wasting Light‘s release will be Medium Rare, a vinyl-only compendium of the Foo Fighters’ arsenal of classic cover tunes, released to commemorate this year’s annual Record Store Day at participating stores only. Medium Rare is a must for every serious Foo Fighters fan who’s thrilled to the band’s versions of Paul McCartney & Wings’ “Band On The Run” recorded at Abbey Road, seen them bust out Pink Floyd’s “Have A Cigar,” Gary Numan’s “Down In The Park” or Mose Allison’s (by way of The Who) “Young Man Blues” in live sets over the years, or scoured the digital and physical worlds for their versions of Husker Du’s “Never Talking To You Again,” The Ramones’ “Danny Says” or Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street.” Medium Rare marks the first and only time all these and more have been compiled in one place, along with previously unreleased versions of  Thin Lizzy’s “Bad Reputation” and The Zombies’ “This Will Be Our Year.”

In other news, the namesake of the “White Limo” video (which has surpassed one million views at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebJ2brErERQ) will soon be embarking on a cross-country tour of record stores, radio stations, gas stations and more, playing Wasting Light for those lucky enough to find it. Yes, the same vehicle that co-stars in the smash vital video along with Foo Fighters Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear, and the legendary Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, will be traversing the country and spreading the rock. Follow it here http://whitelimotour.tumblr.com/ and here http://twitter.com/WHITELIMOTOUR.

Finally, Wasting Light‘s release will be preceded by the release of a feature length Foo Fighters documentary directed by Academy Award winner James Moll (The Last Days, Running The Sahara), produced by Nigel Sinclair (No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, Amazing Journey: The Story Of The Who, The Last Play At Shea) and financed by Exclusive Media Group and RCA Records.   Moll’s documentary, from Spitfire Pictures, chronicles the entire history of the Foo Fighters, from the cassette demos Grohl recorded during his tenure as Nirvana’s drummer through their ascent to their Grammy-winning, multi-platinum, arena and stadium headlining status as one of the biggest rock bands on the planet.

 

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Foo Fighters To Release New Single “Rope” On February 23rd!

Foo Fighters To Release New Single “Rope” On February 23rd!

Foo Fighters set to unveil their latest single, “Rope,” to the World tomorrow, February 23rd.  The track comes off of the band’s upcoming studio album,Wasting Light. Foo Fighters are hosting a world premiere event, which can be accessed through their official site and Facebook pages.

Fans can RSVP for the event as well as see exactly what time that “Rope” will be available, in each country, for their listening pleasure.

Make sure to visit the Foo Fighters’ official site for more information on the single as well as the release of Wasting Light, which is set to hit shelves and digital retailers on April 12.

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