Foo Fighters announce new dates for their postponed Van Tour

The tour revisits stops that the band made on their first tour in 1995.

The Foo Fighters have announced all the new dates of their April/May shows, which had been postponed due to COVID-19.

According to a post on the band’s Instagram page, the series of shows that had been set to kick off in Wichita, Kansas on 18 April will now take place in October. See the full post here:

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Plans to postpone the tour were first announced by frontman Dave Grohl, who published on Instagram an open letter to fans.

“Hi, this is Dave. Remember me? The guy who wouldn’t even postpone a show when my goddamn leg was falling off? Well… playing a gig with a sock full of broken bones is one thing, but playing a show when YOUR health and safety is in jeopardy is another. We fuckin’ love you guys. So let’s do this right and rain check shit”.

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Foo Fighters are postponing dates on the upcoming Van Tour 2020. . For a listing of postponed and new dates, see below. Information on the May dates will be forthcoming. . FOO FIGHTERS VAN TOUR 2020 RESCHEDULED SHOWS . Previously scheduled for 4/12/2020 NEW DATE 12/5/2020 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena . Previously scheduled for 4/14/2020 NEW DATE 12/3/2020 Albuquerque, NM Santa Ana Star Center . Previously schedule for 4/16/2020 NEW DATE 12/1/2020 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena . Previously scheduled for 4/18/2020 RESCHEDULED DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena . Previously scheduled for 4/20/2020 RESCHEDULED DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena . Links to dates in bio. #FF25

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The Van Tour was set up by the Foos to commemorate their 25th anniversary. The idea was to revisit the cities that they had played while on their first tour in 1995.

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The band have also had to cancel their headlining slot at the Boston Calling festival, which was nixed due to COVID-19.

That hasn’t stopped Grohl from playing a few sets – online, at least. He recently performed as part of iHeart Radio’s Living Room concert series alongside Billie Joe Armstrong and Tim McGraw, among others.

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