Foo Fighters cancel Auckland gig after equipment damaged and crew member injured in accident

Band will resume live shows when replacement equipment arrives from Los Angeles

Foo Fighters have been forced to cancel a gig in Auckland, New Zealand following an accident in which a member of the band’s crew was injured.

The band have axed a charity fundraising gig in Auckland on Friday (February 20) following what Billboard reports as a “serious accident” in which equipment was wrecked and a crew member was injured.

A statement from Frontier Touring Company shed more light on the nature of the accident. In the statement it was claimed that a truck carrying essential band equipment was involved in an accident whilst travelling from Christchurch to Auckland.

“Thankfully the driver is expected to be OK,” Frontier spokesperson Michael Gudinski noted. However, equipment on the truck was “so badly damaged it cannot be used. Foo Fighters gig at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday will go ahead as planned after replacement equipment is flown to New Zealand from Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, Foo Fighters have confirmed they are to headline this year’s Glastonbury festival in their acceptance speech at the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas.

Foo Fighters were unable to attend the ceremony in person, but sent a video acceptance speech in which they thanked rock legend Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders for presenting them with the award before revealing their high-profile summer slot – the first of the three Glastonbury headliners to be made public.