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Foo Fighters Announce New Album and Massive Arena Tour

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Please don’t tell me you’re one of those people who doesn’t like the Foo Fighters, or worse, one of those folks who hates Dave Grohl. You are a fun-hating, insufferable, jealous prick and you need to get over yourself, mmkay?

So: hot on the heels of their infectious new song “Run” and its accompanying hilarious music video, Foo Fighters have announced a brand new album and a slew of arena dates this coming fall to go along with it.

Concrete and Gold will come out on September 15th via Roswell Records / RCA Records, and here’s what Mr. Grohl has to say about it:

“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.”

Kurstin seems like an odd pairing for the Foos — his past production credits include Adele, Sia and Pink and he’s never produced a heavy rock record before — but let’s face it, the Foos have always been a pop band in rock clothing and that’s why we all love them so much. A press release promises that the album “marries some of the most insanely heavy FF riffs ever with lush harmonic complexities” — and first single “Run” backs up that claim — so we shouldn’t worry about this album suddenly being all “Someone Like You.” And it’s not like you should ever doubt Grohl’s dedication to ROCK, anyway: the dude’s a lifer. You can pre-order Concrete and Gold here.

The Foos’ tour will kick off October 7th with their very own festival, Cal Jam 17, in San Bernardino, CA, at which Queens of the Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood and many, many others will also appear (tickets here). They’ll then launch right into an arena tour and be out on the road through December; tickets go on sale June 29th at 10am local time at Foo Fighters’ official website.

The tour noticeably skips over large chunks of the U.S. — Southern California, the entire Northeast, and Texas, for example, have no dates at all — so we’re sure there will be another leg announced at some point.

Dates:

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 – FedExForum
OCTOBER 26 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at The BJCC
OCTOBER 28 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
NOVEMBER 7 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center
NOVEMBER 8 – Champaign, IL – State Farm Arena (* Public On Sale Thursday, July 13 10am Local)
NOVEMBER 10 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
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

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