Foo Fighters tribute band book charity gigs next door to Wembley Stadium for disappointed fans

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Dave Grohl and co recently cancelled two London shows due to the singer's broken leg

Foo Fighters tribute act UK Foo Fighters have announced that they’ll play two shows near Wembley Stadium in London this weekend for fans disappointed at the US band’s recent tour cancellation.

The group announced on Tuesday night (June 16) that they have been forced to pull shows in London, Edinburgh and at Glastonbury Festival due to a broken leg that frontman Dave Grohl sustained last week.

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Announcing replacement gigs at the nearby Crystal Clubs, the covers band wrote: “It’s an absolute honour to confirm we will be playing Wembley this Friday and Saturday evening for fans from all over the world who have travelled to London this weekend, and for Dave and Foo Fighters, who we know are gutted not to be playing.”

Entry to the gigs will be through charity donations, with proceedings going to music charity Given To Live. The shows will take place on June 19 and 20.

Last September, UK Foo Fighters frontman Jay was invited onstage with Dave Grohl and co at the band’s gig in Brighton for a rendition of ‘White Limo’.

In a statement released earlier this week, Foo Fighters confirmed Dave Grohl had undergone surgery on Monday (June 15) after he injured his leg having fallen off stage in Sweden last weekend. The statement read: “Due to injuries sustained in Dave Grohl’s fall from the stage during Foo Fighters’ June 12 show at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden, doctors have required the cancellation of the remainder of the band’s dates in the UK and Europe. After undergoing surgery Monday, Dave’s full recuperation time is still to be determined.”

The following dates have now been cancelled:

London Wembley Stadium (June 19,20)
Edinburgh BT Murrayfield Stadium (23)
Belgium Werchter Festivalpark (25)
Glastonbury Festival 2015 (26)

An announcement on ticket refunds and further information will be made on Friday (June 19).

Grohl later published an open letter to fans on the band’s official website, which he published with an image of the boardgame ‘Operation’. In it, he said: “My doctors have advised me to lay low for a while. The most important thing now is for me to recover from the surgery, to keep my leg elevated so as to keep swelling down and prevent any infection/complication that could do long term damage. I’m not out of the woods yet, folks…”

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