Foo Fighters have expanded their world tour with new dates in Australia and New Zealand, set to happen over the tip of 2023 and begin of 2024.
The tour, introduced at present (June 5), will begin on November 29 in Perth earlier than taking the band to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane all through December, adopted by Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington the next month. The Chats will function essential help on 4 of the Australian dates, whereas UK duo Sizzling Milk will be a part of the band as openers in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. A full checklist of tour dates, and help acts for every present, is accessible beneath.
Two separate pre-sales will run forward of the tickets formally going on-sale: One for American Categorical card customers, and one other through tour promoter Frontier Touring. The previous will happen from this Friday (June 9), whereas the latter will happen subsequent Tuesday (June 13). Ticketing info for the AmEx Experiences pre-sale is accessible for Australia right here and for New Zealand right here. The Frontier pre-sale may be accessed right here.
The tour would be the Foos’ first tour of each nations since 2018. It’s slated to happen nearly precisely a 12 months after the Foos had beforehand scheduled dates in each nations, which have been subsequently cancelled following the demise of Taylor Hawkins in March 2022. Earlier that month, Hawkins had performed what can be his last-ever Australian live performance: the band performed a one-off present within the regional Victorian metropolis of Geelong on March 4, supported by Amyl & The Sniffers.
After performing two tribute exhibits to Hawkins later that 12 months, Foo Fighters confirmed in December 2022 that they’d be persevering with with out him. Josh Freese was confirmed as Hawkins’ official substitute final month, and the band performed their first dwell present again on Might 24 on the Financial institution of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford.
A four-star NME evaluation of their Boston Calling set – which featured visitor appearances from Hawkins’ son Shane and Grohl’s daughter Violet – praised Freese for “[taking] on the role of main curio confidently” and “establishing himself throughout the set”.
“Any spirit, joy de vivre, or vitality one could have forgiven Grohl for losing in the last year he double downs on now, as he leans into his emotions and delivers a performance of depth and grit,” it learn.
Foo Fighters not too long ago launched their eleventh studio album, ‘But Here We Are’. In a five-star evaluation, NME described the album as “a beautiful, noisy celebration of brotherhood and a stark, painful exploration of loss”.
Foo Fighters’ Australia and New Zealand tour dates are:
Wednesday 29 – Perth, HBF Park (with The Chats and Teenage Joans)
Saturday 2 – Adelaide, Coopers Stadium (with The Chats and Physique Sort)
Monday 4 – Melbourne, AAMI Park (with Teen Jesus & The Jean Teasers and Sizzling Milk)
Saturday 9 – Sydney, Accor Stadium (with The Chats and Sizzling Milk)
Tuesday 12 – Brisbane, Suncorp Stadium (with The Chats and Sizzling Milk)
Saturday 20 – Auckland, GO Media Stadium (with TBA and Dick Transfer)
Wednesday 24 – Christchurch, Orangetheory Stadium (with TBA and Dick Transfer)
Saturday 27 – Wellington, Sky Stadium (with TBA and Dick Transfer)