Foo Fighters announce rescheduled UK shows

Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters are to return to the UK, with three stadium shows in September.

The group – Dave Grohl, guitarists Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear, bassist Nate Mendel, drummer Taylor Hawkins and keyboardist Rami Jaffee – was forced to cancel their headlining performance at Glastonbury and their June tour dates on medical grounds after frontman Dave fractured his leg after falling off stage in Gothenburg, Sweden.

They have announced two dates at Milton Keynes Bowl on September 5 and 6, with special guest Iggy Pop, and one at Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium on September 8, joined by Royal Blood and Honeyblood.

“You have always stood by our band, and we will always stand by you. Like I say at every show, we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you guys. And I mean that,” Dave said after his injury.

“I thank you from the bottom of my heart. And I will do everything I can to come back and give you a night to remember for the rest of your lives as soon as possible.”

Pre-sale tickets begin on July 15, before tickets are available on July 17 at 10am. Fans who bought tickets for the original June shows at Wembley Stadium will be offered an exclusive allocation of tickets to buy up front for shows by the band at Milton Keynes Bowl.

Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl

Dave had to perform on a make-shift throne, with his leg in a cast, when the Foo Fighters, who are on tour in North America, played at the RFK Stadium in Washington for a special Independence Day show.

They will headline Fuji Rock Festival in Japan and Korea’s Ansan Valley Rock Festival before their UK shows.

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