August 29, 2012 21:03

Foo Fighters to play Rock The Vote gig in US next month

Dave Grohl had said their Reading Festival appearance would be their 'last show for a long time'

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Foo Fighters are set to play a Rock The Vote show in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 5.

Despite Dave Grohl telling the crowd at Reading Festival on Sunday (August 26) that their headline set would be their "last show for a long time'', the rockers will now appear at the event, which is taking part alongside the Democratic National Convention.

The Rock The Vote organisation is a non-partisan group which encourages young people in the United States to vote and become politically active.

Foo Fighters will also play Atlanta's Midtown Music Festival on September 21, the DeLuna Fest in Pensacola Beach, Florida on September 22 and Global Festival in Central Park in New York on September 29, according to Billboard.

On Sunday, the band played a two-and-a-half hour set with a setlist that differed wildly from their 21-song effort at Leeds Festival on Friday (August 24), this time airing a full 26 songs.

Speaking to the crowd, frontman Dave Grohl said that he felt this was a special night and that it marked the end of the band's tour in support of their latest album 'Wasting Light'. Speaking early on in the set, he said: "Well, well, well. The fucking Reading Festival. You guys realise we've got a lot of songs to play. It's the last show of the tour and it's the last show for a long time.''

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