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No wallet chains, flyers, fun allowed at the Foo Fighters’ 20th anniversary show

(Image by: Getty Images)
(Image by: Getty Images)

While Dave Grohl breaking his leg and still finishing out a show in Sweden was a boon to rock ‘n’ roll fans who wanted to make memes about how much cooler the Foo Fighters frontman is than any other pop artist out there, it also left the future of the Foo Fighters’ upcoming tour uncertain.


The Foo-faithful needn’t worry, though, as the band announced that they’ll still be playing their 20th anniversary show this July 4th at RFK Stadium in Grohl’s hometown of Washington D.C. The bill includes an eclectic mix of musicians including Buddy Guy, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, Trombone Shorty, and LL Cool J, but it also features an eclectic mix of items that are not allowed at the show. Stereogum has a list of the prohibited items.

At first glance, the inclusion of wallet chains might imply that this list was made in 1999, but provisions banning selfie sticks and “weird weapons that may have been used on the show Vikings” provide evidence that it is, in fact, recent. The list features the usual suspects when it comes to preventing from anyone having too good of a time—coolers, fireworks, animals, Frisbees—as well as a few odd, probably joke items like uncured meats and copies of Boy’s Life magazine. But most interesting is that flyers, stickers, and posters of any kind are not allowed, implying either that Dave Grohl is not as supportive of up-and-coming artists as he says he is or that he’s just anti-litter, as all that shit is going to end up on the ground.

The Fourth of July blowout kicks off the Foo Fighters’ summer tour, which, at this point, appears to be going forward as planned. Tour dates are below.

Foo Fighters 2015 Tour

07-04 Washington, DC – RFK Stadium
07-06 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
07-08 Toronto, Ontario – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07-09 Toronto, Ontario – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07-11 Quebec City, Quebec – Festival d’ete de Quebec
07-13 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
07-15 New York, NY – Citi Field
07-16 New York, NY – Citi Field
07-18 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
07-19 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
08-12 Edmonton, Alberta – Rexall Place
08-13 Calgary, Alberta – Scotiabank Saddledome
08-14 Walla Walla, WA – Gentleman of the Road Stopover
08-16 Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphiteatre
08-17 Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
08-19 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
08-21 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
08-22 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
08-24 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
08-25 Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
08-27 Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center
08-29 Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
09-11 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
09-12 George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
09-14 Portland, OR – Moda Center
09-16 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
09-19 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
09-21 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
09-22 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
09-24 Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
09-25 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
09-27 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
09-29 Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
09-30 Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
10-02-03 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits 2015
10-04 Atlanta, GA – Centennial Olympic Park
10-05 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
10-07 Memphis, TN – FedExForum
10-09-11 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10-17 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
10-18 Castaic, CA – 2015 Love Ride
11-05 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ziggo Dome
11-06 Cologne, Germany - Lanxess Arena
11-08 Berlin, Germany - Mercedes-Benz Arena
11-09 Krakow, Poland - Tauron Arena Krakow
11-11 Vienna, Austria - Stadthalle
11-13 Casalecchio Di Reno, Italy - Unipol Arena
11-14 Turin, Italy - Palaolimpico
11-16 Paris, France - Bercy
11-17 Lyon, France - La Halle Tony Garnier
11-19 Barcelona, Spain - Palau Sant Jordi