Jun 21, 2017

Foo Fighters play in Casper: 12/10


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FOO FIGHTERS
CONCRETE AND GOLD
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW
HARD ROCK EXTREMES AND POP SENSIBILITIES COLLIDE ON NINTH OPUS OUT SEPTEMBER 15 ON ROSWELL/RCA

CAL JAM 17 - OCT 7th GLEN HELEN REGIONAL PARK

FOO FIGHTERS BRING A GANG OF THE WORLD’S BEST ROCK N ROLL BANDS TOGETHER FOR 12 HOURS OF NON-STOP 100% LIVE MUSIC:

Including QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, CAGE THE ELEPHANT, LIAM GALLAGHER, THE KILLS, ROYAL BLOOD, BABES IN TOYLAND, JAPANDROIDS, BOB MOULD & MANY MORE

For More Information Visit Caljamfest.com

October-December U.S. Tour Dates On Sale To The Public June 29 at 10am Local Time

Visit https://www.foofighters.com/ For Information On How To Sign Up For Pre-Sale Access

“I wanted it to be 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… or something like that.”

So speaks Dave Grohl of the mission statement made manifest in Foo Fighters’ ninth epic, the aptly titled Concrete and Gold, due out September 15 worldwide on Roswell/RCA Records and available for preorder now. (LINK)

Just as Foo Fighters’ anthem of the summer “Run” “opens as a dreamy, slow burner then… quickly turns heavy as thunder” (BILLBOARD) with its “huge triumphant chorus” (STEREOGUM), Concrete and Gold marries some of the most insanely heavy FF riffs ever with lush harmonic complexities courtesy of a first time team-up with producer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia, Pink).

This unlikely alliance came about through a bizarre sequence of surprise musical obsessions and chance encounters: Listening to the radio during a drive roughly four years ago, Grohl first heard “Again and Again” by Kurstin’s band The Bird & The Bee—“It blew my mind… it was so much more sophisticated than anything I’d ever heard and I became obsessed.”

Some months later, Grohl would randomly spot and fanboy out over “the guy from The Bird & The Bee!” a/k/a Greg Kurstin. The two became fast friends over common musical loves with Grohl learning that his new favorite band had been on hiatus due to Kurstin’s workload as a producer.

While Foo Fighters recorded and released Sonic Highways, broke some bones and packed stadiums and arenas on one of the top five grossing tours of 2015, and gifted fans with the St. Cecilia EP, "Greg was becoming one of the biggest producers in the world,” Grohl recalls.

With the writing and recording of the next Foo Fighters album on the horizon, Grohl was eager as always to find fresh challenges for the band: “So I think maybe Greg is the guy that we ask to be our producer because he’s never made a heavy rock record before and we’ve never worked with a pop producer.” Darrel Thorp (Beck, Radiohead) was soon enlisted to mix and engineer. This collective conceived a blueprint of the new record as "Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper... or something like that,” secretly booking into Hollywood’s esteemed EastWest studios to consummate this marriage of extremes... or as Grohl puts it:  “Our noise and Greg’s big brain and all of his sophisticated arrangements and composition.”

Months, sounds and stories (more on those soon, promise) and so many guitars later, the 11-Grammy-winning, 25+ million-record-selling, last great American stadium rock band had completed its most ambitious album ever—which naturally begat another insane challenge: How to celebrate music & throw the ultimate "backyard party for 50,000 people”…

What came to Grohl in that vision will become reality October 7 when Foo Fighters’ CAL JAM 17 takes over Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA. In addition to being Foo Fighters’ biggest ever one-day U.S. headline, in the spirit of the original California Jam, this daylong marathon of eating, drinking and rocking  features an absolutely unfuckwithable lineup: Queens of the Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood, Japandroids, Wolf Alice, Bob Mould, The Struts, Bully, Circa Waves, Babes in Toyland, Adia Victoria, Fireball Ministry, The Obsessed, Pinky Pinky, Starcrawler, White Reaper… And in addition to 12 hours of rock and roll good times, Cal Jam 17 offers camping, carnival rides, a water park, attractions, a mobile recording studio & so much more.  On Friday night, October 6, campers will also experience the world’s best Go-Go band Big Tony & Trouble Funk, an outdoor movie theater and many other surprises. Camping space is limited, so act fast.

For more information, visit Caljamfest.com.

CAL JAM 17 will be the first chance for Foo Fighters fans in the U.S. to experience the sonic majesty of songs from Concrete and Gold in their full live glory—and will be followed by a full scale October through December U.S. headline tour. Public on sales for all dates will be June 29 at 10am local time. For information on how to sign up for pre-sale access visit https://www.foofighters.com/.

As a sponsor of Cal Jam 17 and the 2017 Concrete and Gold Tour, Capital One cardholders will have early access to tickets. The Capital One presale starts Monday, June 26 at 9am local time. To find out more, visit foofighters.com/capitalone.

The full track listing for Concrete and Gold is:

1. T-Shirt

2. Run

3. Make It Right

4. The Sky Is A Neighborhood

5. La Dee Da

6. Dirty Water

7. Arrows

8. Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)

9. Sunday Rain

10. The Line

11. Concrete and Gold

Concrete and Gold was written and performed by Foo Fighters, produced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters, and mixed by Darrell Thorp.

Foo Fighters are Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee.

FOO FIGHTERS

Concrete and Gold U.S. Tour 2017

Dates in BOLD On Sale June 29 10am Local Time

OCTOBER 7 - San Bernardino, CA - CAL JAM 17 @ Glen Helen Regional Park with Queens of the Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood, Japandroids, Wolf Alice, Bob Mould, The Struts, Bully, Circa Waves, Babes in Toyland, Adia Victoria, Fireball Ministry, The Obsessed, Pinky Pinky, Starcrawler, White Reaper, Big Tony & Trouble Funk and more

OCTOBER 12 - Washington DC - The Anthem (SOLD OUT)

OCTOBER 14 - Richmond, VA - Richmond Coliseum

OCTOBER 15 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum

OCTOBER 17 - Columbia, SC - Colonial Life Arena

OCTOBER 18 - Knoxville, TN - Thompson-Boling Arena

OCTOBER 20 - Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena

OCTOBER 21 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena

OCTOBER 23 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena

OCTOBER 24 - Memphis,TN - Fedex Forum

OCTOBER 26 - Birmingham, AL - BJCC Arena

OCTOBER 28 - New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

NOVEMBER 7 - Madison, WI - Kohl Center

NOVEMBER 8 - Champaign, IL - State Farm Arena

NOVEMBER 10 - Des Moines, IA - Iowa Events Center

NOVEMBER 11 - Sioux Falls, SD - Denny Sanford Premier Center

NOVEMBER 13 - Wichita, KS - INTRUST Bank Arena

NOVEMBER 15 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center

DECEMBER 1 - Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center

DECEMBER 2 - Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center

DECEMBER 4 - Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena

DECEMBER 5 - Eugene, OR - Matthew Knight Arena

DECEMBER 7 – Nampa, ID - Ford Idaho Center

DECEMBER 9 – Billings, MT - Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark

DECEMBER 10 - Casper WY - Casper Events Center

DECEMBER 12 - Salt Lake City UT - Vivint Smart Home Arena

More information at www.FooFighters.com