Foo Fighters perform ‘I Am A River’ with a string orchestra on Jimmy Fallon – watch

Band perform track with accompaniment of string orchestra

Foo Fighters appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon last night to perform their track ‘I Am A River’ with the accompaniment of a string orchesta.

The performance, in promotion of their latest album, ‘Sonic Highways’, followed a week-long residency on Late Night with David Letterman, as well as appearances on Ellen, Howard Stern and 60 Minutes.

Earlier today, it was reported that up to 1,000 Foo Fighters fans are planning to simultaneously play the band’s song ‘Learn to Fly’. Through organising what could possibly be the world’s largest cover band, the fans, based in the northern Italian city of Cesena, are hoping that their rendition of Foo Fighters’ 1999 hit will lead to a concert in Italy’s Romagna region.


Last month, Foo Fighters announced a UK tour, which will see the band perform a string of dates in support of new album ‘Sonic Highways’, including two shows at Wembley Stadium. 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)

Foo Fighters released ‘Sonic Highways’ in November, but lost out on the UK Number One spot to Pink Floyd. The band are nominated in three categories at the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas, including Best International Band and Best Live Band. Visit our awards page to cast your vote on who you want to win. You can also buy tickets for the awards ceremony which takes place at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on 18 February.