Foo Fighters perform new song ‘The Feast and The Famine’ at epic three hour Washington gig

"We've never played this in front of people before," Dave Grohl tells Black Cat club audience

Foo Fighters performed new track ‘The Feast And The Famine’ live for the first time on Friday night in Washington DC.

The band performed an intimate club show to around 400 fans at the city’s Black Cat club last night (October 24).

The gig took place directly after the second episode of the Dave Grohl direct documentary series Sonic Highways was broadcast on HBO.


Taking to the stage shortly after 11pm, Grohl and co performed for more than three hours. Their set was almost totally made up of tracks spread across their 20-year career including new song ‘Something From Nothing’, first debuted as part of the Chicago episode of Sonic Highways broadcast last week.

Late on in the set Grohl introduced ‘The Feast And The Famine’, made available online on Thursday, and said: “We’ve never played this in front of people before. This song is about Washington D.C.”

The epic set also included tracks like ‘All My Life’, ‘One By One’, ‘Big Me’, ‘Monkey Wrench’, ‘My Hero’, ‘White Limo’ and ‘Best Of You’. The band also played a number of covers including Queen’s ‘Under Pressure’ and ‘Stiff Competition’ by Cheap Trick.

Foo Fighters’ eighth album, ‘Sonic Highways’, will be released 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.

Sonic Highways, the documentary which takes viewers behind the scenes as Foo Fighters record their new album in different studios around America, will air in the UK on BBC Four beginning Sunday, October 26. The eight-episode series will then be split between BBC Four and BBC iPlayer, with episodes three to six available exclusively online. The final two episodes will then be shown on BBC Four.

Foo Fighters played:


‘Something From Nothing’
‘The Pretender’
‘New Way Home’
‘Up in Arms’
‘I’ll Stick Around’
‘My Hero’
‘Learn to Fly’
‘White Limo’
‘Cold Day in the Sun’
‘Stiff Competition’
‘Miss You’
‘Under Pressure’
‘Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love’
‘All My Life’
‘Monkey Wrench’
‘Hey, Johnny Park!’
‘Times Like These’
‘This Is a Call’
‘The Feast and the Famine’
‘Weenie Beenie’
‘Big Me’
‘Best of You’