Foo Fighters cover Rush’s ‘Tom Sawyer’ during Rio de Janeiro concert – watch

Band played two-and-a-half hour set that included four covers

Foo Fighters performed a cover of Rush’s 1981 classic ‘Tom Sawyer’ during a concert at Rio de Janeiro’s Estadio Do Maracanã last weekend (January 25).

The band’s drummer Taylor Hawkins showed off his skills by playing on a drum kit that was one-fifth of the size of Rush’s Neil Peart. You can watch a video of the performance below.

Foo Fighters previously performed the track with Rush during their 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. During their concert in the Brazilian capital, the band also delivered a cover of KISS’ ‘Detroit Rock City’ and Faces’ ‘Stay With Me’, as well as Queen and David Bowie’s ‘Under Pressure’. You can watch the entire two-and-a-half hour performance below.

Foo Fighters are currently on a world tour in support of new album ‘Sonic Highways’. The band will come to the UK for five dates in March. Support at these shows will come from Iggy Pop and Royal Blood.

Foo Fighters play:

Sunderland Stadium Of Light (May 25)
Manchester Emirates Old Trafford (27)
Ireland Slane Castle (May 30)
London Wembley Stadium (June 19, 20)
Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium (23)

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