Band beat the storms to play at 40,000 capacity Suncorp Stadium
Foo Fighters beat the storms to kick off the Australian run of their Sonic Highways World Tour by playing to an audience in Brisbane that included Pirates Of The Caribbean actor Johnny Depp.
The band played a hit-filled set at the open-air 40,000 capacity Suncorp Stadium. Only last weekend, poor weather conditions had forced the cancellation of a World Cup cricket match at nearby venue the Gabba.
Foo Fighters opened with ‘Something From Nothing’ before playing ‘The Pretender’, as Dave Grohl warned: “It’s gonna be a long fucking night. You’re gonna dance all night. We’re gonna play till they kick us off the stage”.
The band played 25 songs at the concert, which marked the 20th anniversary of Foo Fighters’ first ever show in a club.
Foo Fighters cancelled their Auckland, New Zealand gig on Thursday when a roadie was injured and some key equipment was damaged in an accident. Last week, the band confirmed they are to headline this year’s Glastonbury Festival in their acceptance speech for Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas – The Live Music Capital Of The World® at the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas. Foo Fighters were unable to attend the ceremony in person, but in a video acceptance speech said: “We’re very thankful and very happy – sorry we couldn’t make it tonight, but we will be seeing you over the summer at some big outdoor festival that nobody knows we’re playing. It’s Glastonbury! So we’ll see you at Glastonbury – thanks a lot everybody!”
Foo Fighters played:
‘Something From Nothing’
‘Learn to Fly’
‘Cold Day in the Sun’
‘In the Clear’
‘Skin and Bones’
‘Times Like These’
‘Stay With Me’
‘Let There Be Rock’
‘All My Life’
‘This Is a Call’