Following a massive Pyramid Stage headline show at Glastonbury Festival on Saturday, Foo Fighters, who thank the UK for making them the band they are with frontman Dave Grohl stating that this is where they cut their teeth, show no signs of slowing down.
With the rest of festival season still ahead of them, huge shows in Madrid at Mad Cool Festival and Poland’s Open’er still to come, The Foos have announced a massive one-off show on September 19th at East London’s O2 Arena as part of the venue’s 10th birthday celebrations, which kicked off last week with a special show from Alt-J, who happened to be playing off against Foo Fighters last Saturday night with their own Glastonbury Other Stage headline set.
This news comes hot on the heels of the group’s announcement that ninth studio album Concrete and Gold will be coming out on September 15th through Columbia Records, just days before their O2 Arena show. Check out their show announcement video:
The new record was proceeded with massive lead single Run, also aired during Foo Fighters massive curfew-breaking set on Saturday night. Check out the fun video in true Foo Fighters comedic style here:
The O2 Arena rose from the ashes of the somewhat failed and ridiculed white elephant of the Millennium Dome back in 2007 following the tent’s construction as a showcase area to bring in the new Millennium. Since then, it’s gone on to become one of the busiest and most popular event venues anywhere in the world with major music acts across all genres ensuring to stop by the venue during their arena tours as well as hosting sporting and awards events among others.
The late, great Prince famously played 21 nights at the venue when it opened in 2007 and the late Michael Jackson was due to upstage him with a planned 50 concerts at The O2 between 2009 and 2010 but unfortunately passed away before performing a single show.
Foo Fighters have, of course, made a point of stopping by the venue in the past, so this will be a return trip home for them.
Happy Birthday The O2!!
Tickets for Foo Fighters September 19th O2 Arena show will go on sale today at 4pm:
Catch Glastonbury Festival’s massive Saturday in photos: Photography: Saturday @ Glastonbury Festival 2017