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Foo Fighters announce new album, their own festival

(Photo: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)
(Photo: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

The Foo Fighters have been teasing new music for a while now; earlier this month, the band released its first single in a few years, “Run,” and finished a recent show in Reykjavik by busting out a bunch of previously unheard tunes. Now, the group has announced that a new studio album is on its way, with Variety reporting that Concrete And Gold is set to arrive on September 15. The album—the band’s ninth—will see them team up with an unlikely producer: pop mastermind Greg Kurstin, who’s previously worked with folks like Katy Perry, Adele, and Pink. “I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever,” frontman Dave Grohl said in a statement. “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.”

The band’s members announced today that they not only intend to support the album’s release with an international tour, but their own music festival. California Jam 17—the name’s a reference to a pair of classic shows from 1974 and 1978, feature acts like Deep Purple and Black Sabbath—will feature a Foo Fighters-curated selection of performers, including Queens of the Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood, Japandroids, Wolf Alice, Bob Mould, and more, and will hit California on October 7, just ahead of the band’s oncoming tour.


Foo Fighters—Concrete And Gold


2. The Run

3. Make It Right

4. The Sky Is A Neighborhood

5. La Dee Da

6. Dirty Water

7. Arrows

8. Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)

9. Sunday Rain

10. The Line

11. Concrete And Gold

Foo Fighters Tour Dates 2017

10/12—Washington DC—The Anthem (SOLD OUT)

10/14—Richmond, VA—Richmond Coliseum

10/15—Greensboro, NC—Greensboro Coliseum

10/17—Columbia, SC—Colonial Life Arena

10/18—Knoxville, TN—Thompson-Boling Arena

10/20—Cincinnati, OH—U.S. Bank Arena

10/21—Lexington, KY—Rupp Arena

10/23—Nashville, TN—Bridgestone Arena

10/24—Memphis,TN—Fedex Forum

10/26—Birmingham, AL—BJCC Arena

10/28—New Orleans, LA—Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

11/7—Madison, WI—Kohl Center

11/8—Champaign, IL—State Farm Arena

11/10—Des Moines, IA—Iowa Events Center

11/11—Sioux Falls, SD—Denny Sanford PREMIER Center

11/13—Wichita, KS—INTRUST Bank Arena

11/15—Tulsa, OK—BOK Center

12/1—Fresno, CA—Save Mart Center

12/2—Sacramento, CA—Golden 1 Center

12/4—Spokane, WA—Spokane Arena

12/5—Eugene, OR—Matthew Knight Arena

12/7—Nampa, ID—Ford Idaho Center

12/9—Billings, MT—Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark

12/10—Casper, WY—Casper Events Center

12/12—Salt Lake City, UT—Vivint Smart Home Arena

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