Foo Fighters delay 25th anniversary tour due to coronavirus

The band hit the brakes on the throwback celebrations.

Dave Grohl

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Foo Fighters have confirmed that they will postpone their 25th anniversary tour as the US steps up its response to coronavirus.

Last month, the Foo Fighters announced that they would celebrate a quarter-century as a band with a tour following the same route as their 1995 US tour. However, the shows are now all postponed until the coronavirus pandemic is over.

In a statement, frontman Dave Grohl said: “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”

Grohl concluded with one more profane soundbite about the band’s latest record (in addition to his description of it as “fucking weird” and that it will “bring everyone’s fucking hearts together”), saying: “The album is done, and it’s fuckin’ killer. The lights and stage are in the trucks, ready to go. The SECOND we are given the go-ahead, we’ll come tear shit up like we always do. Promise.” Finally, he added: “Now go wash your hands. Dave.”

The announcement follows countless similar ones from other musicians, including Pearl Jam, Carlos Santana and Bikini Kill.

The affected dates below:

12 April – Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena
14 April – Albuquerque, NM, Santa Ana Star Center
16 April – Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena
18 April – Wichita, KS, Interbank Arena
20 April – Knoxville, TN, Thompson-Boling Arena
10 May – Green Bay, WI, Resch Center
12 May – Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena
14 May – Cincinnati, OH, Heritage Bank Center
18 May – Cleveland, OH, Rocket Mortgage Arena
20 May – Hamilton, ON, FirstOntario Centre

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