Foo Fighters announce new album, ‘Concrete and Gold’ + fall tour

The wait is now over! The Foo Fighters announced their ninth album, Concrete and Gold, out September 15 via Roswell Records. The 11-track album finds the band working with producer Greg Kurstin, best known for his work with Adele, Pink, and Sia. But that’s not what attracted Dave Grohl to Kurstin. It was his band The Birds & The Bees.

“It blew my mind,” he says of The Bird & The Bee’s song “Again and Again”. “It was so much more sophisticated than anything I’d ever heard and I became obsessed.” Working with Kurstin, the band wants 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,” Grohl explains.

Previously, the band shared new single “Run,” along with a music video directed by Dave Grohl.

As if that wasn’t enough, the band also shared fall North American tour dates to support the record. Dates kick off October 7 in San Bernardino, CA and run until December 12 in Salt Lake City, UT. They even announced their own CAL JAM 17 festival for October, which features Queens of the Stone Age, Cage the Elephant, Liam Gallagher, and The Kills to name a few. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 29. Fans who sign up via the band’s website will get access to a pre-sale.

Who else is excited for the return of the Foo Fighters?

Foo Fighters 2017 Tour Dates:
06/24 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
06/29 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival
06/30 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/02 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/06 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
07/07 – Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive Festival
08/19 – Osaka, JP @ Summer Sonic
08/20 – Tokyo, JP @ Summer Sonic
09/10 – Berlin, DE @ Lollapalooza Berlin
10/07 – San Bernardino, CA @ CAL JAM 17
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
11/18-19 – Mexico City, Mexico @ 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

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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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