The Foo Fighters serenaded a 70-year-old fan with a ballad performance of their track ‘Big Me’ during a performance in Las Vegas on Sunday.
The band were closing out the town’s Life is Beautiful Festival when they dedicated the performance to a woman in the audience called Carter. “This one goes out to a birthday girl named Carter,” Grohl said before launching into a ballad version of the song. “Carter is a big Foo Fighters fan and she’s turning 70.”
The gig featured the band playing a two-hour set full of their greatest hits, as well as material off their forthcoming album ‘Sonic Highways’. “We haven’t played here in a long fucking time,” Grohl told the audience after the band opened with a string of songs including hits ‘My Hero’ and ‘The Pretender’. “So you know what that means? We are about to play a bunch of songs we normally don’t get to play. And we’re going to play as many songs as we can until they shut us down.”
He later continued: “This is the shit I end up remembering the rest of my fucking life. One of you assholes will come up to me at the airport with your camera, saying, ‘Dave, do you remember that show where you did what the fuck you wanted?’ And I’ll tell you yeah and take the picture.”
The Life is Beautiful Festival, which takes place in downtown Las Vegas, also featured performances from Kanye West and Outcast.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that Foo Fighters said no to a headline slot at the Isle of Wight Festival. Festival organiser John Giddings took to Twitter to respond to a fan’s request that he book the band for the Seaclose Park event. “You have to get Foo Fighters to headline next year. Especially after their amazing new song and with an album out soon,” wrote Keris Abbott. Giddings replied: “I wish I could, they said no. Sorry.”
‘Sonic Highways’ is due for release on November 10. As previously revealed to NME, Eagles’ Joe Walsh, Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen are among the guests who feature on the record.