Having confirmed their appearances atop the 2021 lineups of Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Bottlerock, Foo Fighters are answering the burning question of “Are they doing any of their own shows?” with a resounding FUCK YES:
Tickets will go on sale June 4th at 10AM local time for the first confirmed U.S. headline dates of Foo Fighters’ 25th 26th Anniversary Tour, which will take place as follows:
July 28 – The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
July 30 – American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Milwaukee, WI
August 3 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St. Louis, MO
August 5 – Azura Amphitheater – Bonner Springs, KS
August 7 – The Zoo Amphitheater – Oklahoma City, OK
August 9 – Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM
* Radkey supports on all dates
The six newly announced dates are the first Foo Fighters headlining shows to be confirmed since the February release of Medicine at Midnight (Roswell/RCA). This means the FF faithful in six more cities will finally have the chance to sing along to “Shame Shame,” “No Son of Mine,” “Waiting on a War,” and more from the album that’s been hailed as “brighter and more optimistic than anything they’ve ever done” (ROLLING STONE)” and “one of Foo Fighters’ best albums of this century” (WALL STREET JOURNAL).
FF fans are advised to keep a watchful eye on foofighters.com and the band’s socials for a crapload more shows to be announced.
Citi is the official presale credit card of the Foo Fighters Tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, June 1 at 12pm ET until Thursday, June 3 at 10pm local time through Citi Entertainment. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com
First Rock Act to Debut Album in UK Top 20 since GRETA VAN FLEET in 2018 & and the first British rock act debut album Top 20 and #1 UK rock chart since Royal Blood in 2014!! Glasgow, UK based Rock band MASON HILL has released the official music video for their blistering metal single, “D.N.A.” Directed and produced by David Barras and Scott McKay for Strangeboat Productions, “D.N.A.” is the third single off the band’s chart dominating debut album, Against The Wall. “D.N.A.” is also dominating German and French charts, sitting comfortably on Rock Antenne FM’s‘ top 20 and hitting top 10 in the Heavy 1 French radio chart. “A blistering and hook filled bit of gleaming modern metal, it manages to perfectly mesh heaviness with melody that shows a maturity way beyond most of their peers. With a superb production, this just doesn’t pop out of the speakers, it practically roars, the Highland passion in full flow and Celtic fire blazing.” – Metal Planet Magazine Released on March 5th, Against The Wall achieved the UK national album chart at number 19, taking a coveted top 20 album position, and reached over 750,000 streams on Spotify. The long awaited album, which received critical acclaim from both media and fans alike, also hit number […]
With the continued stall on mass gatherings putting tours and festivals on hold, a massive and irreplaceable part of the music industry has been and continues to be horrifically impacted: touring support and live event crews. Founded by CHAD WARD, ROADIE RELIEF is working to bring the industry together to provide ongoing support to live event workers and so has organized, with 32auctions.com, to launch unique, music focused auctions! Their second auction, live now through April 14th, includes incredible donations from members of some of the biggest names in rock and metal, including KISS, FOO FIGHTERS, KORN, GHOST, BON JOVI, FAITH NO MORE, and many more. Auction Donations Include but Not Limited To: 1. Tommy Thayer (KISS) personally signed signature series Epiphone Les Paul. “Before I became the lead guitarist for KISS almost 20 years ago, I worked behind the scenes with Kiss on and off the road. I have a unique perspective and appreciation for how hard our crew works day in and day out. I’ve been there.” – TOMMY THAYER (KISS) 2. Phil X (Bon Jovi) signed Gibson Les Paul Jr. 3. Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) piano black Gretsch Drum kit he used at Wembley Stadium in 2008 with All Access laminate from the show. 4. Papa Emeritus IV (GHOST) signed Hagstrom Phantom guitar. […]
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this morning unveiled 16 nominees for its Class of 2021, a field that includes Kate Bush, Devo, The Go-Go’s, New York Dolls, Foo Fighters, Tina Turner, Fela Kuti, Rage Against the Machine, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige and more. Also on the ballot: Chaka Kahn, Carole King and Tina Turner.
Dave Grohl and co. return for album number 10, a mix of their communal rock anthems blended with a more upbeat poppier edge.
News of a new Foo Fighters’ album will usually bring two opposing reactions. Those that herald the return of their stadium-rock heroes with cries of “This is exactly what 2021 needs!” jut up against those decrying the return of “dinosaurs”, music snobbery that will inevitably snub noses at seeing Dave Grohl’s permagrin once again gracing the covers of magazines the world over. The fact is that over the last 25 years or so, Foo Fighters have grown from that ball of energy crunching debut shot-in-the-dark to the global communal phenomenon that they are today, producing music that brings together multitudes the world over. So how does that fit into 2021 when they cannot shine in their natural habitat? Despite having been recorded prior to the pandemic, the result is an album that strips back some of their usual compressed and pushed to the limit rock to inject a dose of pop, with pulsating drum beats, disco-gospel harmonies, and rhythms that find the space to groove more than roll.
The different tack is clear from the off on Making A Fire, a funkier Lenny Kravitz style guitar underpinning the track as the gospel-style harmonies come right in. A simple vocal hook rising up and brought back in as the chorus to follow the usual minor-chord bridges. It returns in the acapella break before the band groove in once again. The song oozes positivity and it’s just that which is the double-edged sword that the band wield, confirmation bias reinforced for both their acolytes and apostates. But then again, they were and are never a band whose aim is to convince the haters, only to bring together those that want.
It feels immediately jarring then that, after such rush, they drop straight into lead single Shame Shame. It shuffles, head down, feeling somewhat out of place with what it both follows and precedes. Great then that Cloudspotter swiftly lifts things back up, again riding a funkier disco groove through the verses before the choruses crash in and the song really flies. The title track manages to bridge their newfound Studio 54 infatuation with the softer side of some of their recent output, deftly evading the pitfall of Shame Shame. Chasing Birds bridges McCartney’s saccharine balladry with a touch even of the Bee Gees perhaps at their most wistful and manages to drop off the pace without blemishing the positivity and hope.
No Son Of Mine harks back to some of the band’s best moments, a rollicking and banging anti-war song that injects the rock squarely back in the record, double dose. Holding The Poison also continues to show that they still have their rock chops and doesn’t sound too far from what they were doing on There’s Nothing Left To Lose. Waiting On A War is built for the mass singalongs that the band, and all their fans, will be yearning for. It slowly builds up from a single acoustic guitar, subtle strings winding beneath before hitting stride and ramping up for the final quarter as the Foos do so well.
While Medicine At Midnight may not hold so many bright golden moments as their best work, it’s great to hear that the good times are still rolling with them, and, despite the odd misstep, there is still room for them to rock out with wild and wailing guitars from time to time. After 25 years and 10 albums, it’s also good to see that they still have a trick or two up their sleeves.
Words by Nathan Whittle. Find his Louder Than War archive here.
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York, PA Heavy Rock Band SMALL TOWN TITANS have released the official music video for their new single, “Let Me Breathe,” the seventh single off of the band’s new album, The Ride, available NOW via AntiFragile Music. “‘Let Me Breathe’ is about facing the music, and acknowledging, as Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn so beautifully puts “…the line that separates good and evil right through every human heart.” – SMALL TOWN TITANS Track List: 1. Rufflin’ Feathers 2. The Man 3. Behind The Moon 4. Let Me Breathe 5. Universal Limits 6. 9 to 5 7. Sex And Candy 8. When It All Comes Down 9. Junkie For You (Hey Mama) 10.The Ride Click HERE to Download / Stream ‘The Ride’ Online! The Small Town Titans are an American rock n’ roll power trio from York, Pennsylvania, who love to constantly create, as well as play live. Gone is the notion that a rock band should only release 10 songs at a time every 2 years. In a world where music fans crave new content constantly, the Small Town Titans aim to deliver their brand of art all of the time, drawing inspiration from rock legends such as the Foo Fighters, Audioslave, and Deep Purple. Thanks to their efforts at taking matters into their own […]