Foo Fighters to announce ‘big news’ on Monday

Band tease fans with plans for major announcement

Foo Fighters have teased fans with the fact that “big news” from the band is coming on Monday (August 11).

An update on the band’s official Facebook page tells fans to “keep an eye out here for some big news coming on Monday.”

The news could well involve the band’s next studio album, which has been described as “epic” by producer Butch Vig, and was completed by the band in July. The LP is due for release in November.

The new album was recorded in eight different studios in eight states across America. It will be accompanied by mini series Sonic Highways, broadcast on HBO, which will document the recording progress. Dave Grohl will operate as director on the project, following his Sound City documentary of 2013.

Meanwhile, Foo Fighters are to return to the UK stage at the closing concert for the Invictus Games in September.

The event takes place at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on September 14, and sees Dave Grohl and co top a line-up that also includes Kaiser Chiefs, Ellie Goulding, Ryan Adams, The Vamps, Rizzle Kicks, James Blunt, Diversity and Military Wives Choirs. The 26,000-capacity outdoor concert will take place on the south lawn of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 5pm to 10pm and highlights will be broadcast by the BBC.