Foo Fighters Announce New Album, "Concrete And Gold", & Massive Tour
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:10:45
Foo Fighters have announced a new album, Concrete and Gold. The LP is due out September 15th via Roswell Records/RCA Records. It is the band's ninth studio album and the follow up to 2014's Sonic Highways.
The record was produced by Greg Kurstin, who has previously worked with Adele, Sia, and Punk. However, it was Kurstin's own band, The Bird & The Bee, that initially caught Dave Grohl's attention. He said of the band's track "Again and Again", "It blew my mind. It was so much more sophisticated than anything I'd ever heard and I became obsessed."
Grohl explained that the band desired to make, "the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever. To make a gigantic rock record but with Greg Kurstin's sense of melody and arrangement… Motorhead's version of Sgt. Pepper's… or something like that."
Foo Fighters have already released the album's first single "Run", which came along with a music video directed by Grohl. Watch it below.
The band has also announced a tour in support of the upcoming album. The tour begins October 7th in San Bernadino at Cal Jam '17 — a festival that the band has put together that will feature the Foos along with Queens of the Stone Age, Liam Gallagher, the Kills, Japandroids, Bob Mould, White Reaper, and others. Foo Fighters tour will come to an end December 12th in Salt Lake City, Utah.
With a new album, a tour, and their own festival, it certainly seems like fall 2017 is setting up to be the season of the Foo Fighters, and we wouldn't be surprised if their energy blossoms into an exciting new year for the band and fans alike.
Foo Fighters U.S. Tour Dates:
10-07 San Bernardino, CA — CAL JAM 17 Glen Helen Reg Park
10-12 Washington DC — The Anthem
10-14 Richmond, VA — Richmond Coliseum
10-15 Greensboro, NC — Greensboro Coliseum
10-17 Columbia, SC — Colonial Life Arena
10-18 Knoxville, TN — Thompson-Boling Arena
10-20 Cincinnati, OH — U.S. Bank Arena
10-21 Lexington, KY — Rupp Arena
10-23 Nashville, TN — Bridgestone Arena
10-24 Memphis, TN — FedExForum
10-26 Birmingham, AL — Legacy Arena at The BJCC
10-28 New Orleans, LA — Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
11-07 Madison, WI — Kohl Center
11-08 Champaign, IL — State Farm Arena
11-10 Des Moines, IA — Wells Fargo Arena
11-11 Sioux Falls, SD — Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
11-13 Wichita, KS — INTRUST Bank Arena
11-15 Tulsa, OK — BOK Center
11-18 Mexico City, MX — Corona Capital
12-01 Fresno, CA — Save Mart Center
12-02 Sacramento, CA — Golden 1 Center
12-04 Spokane, WA — Spokane Arena
12-05 Eugene, OR — Matthew Knight Arena
12-07 Nampa, ID — Ford Idaho Center
12-09 Billings, MT — Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
12-10 Casper, WY — Casper Events Center
12-12 Salt Lake City, UT — Vivint Smart Home Arena
—The ARTISTdirect Staff