Foo Fighters‘ Dave Grohl has delivered a clear indication that the band may be gone for a long time.
During the band’s epic set at the massive Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park on Saturday (September 30), Grohl told the 60,000 crowd in attendance that “this is it”, reports Billboard.
Before playing ‘Learn To Fly’, the group’s fourth song of the night, Grohl said: “Without making a big deal out of it, we
don’t have any shows after this. This is it, man. Honestly I don’t know when we’re gonna do it again…and this is the perfect place to do it.”
However, a spokesperson for the band told MTV, in no uncertain terms, that the Foo Fighters are “definitely not breaking up”.
Fans of the band can also take comfort as, at the end of a blistering set packed with crowd-pleasing anthems such as ‘My Hero’, ‘Times Like These’, ‘All My Life’ and ‘Best Of You’ and set-closer ‘Everlong’, Grohl told the audience: “I don’t know when, but we’ll see you again.”
Previously, at this year’s Reading Festival, Grohl told the crowd that the band were playing their “last show for a long time”, as they headlined the final night of the festival.
The announcement came on the night Grohl and The Black Key’s Dan Auerbach joined Neil Young on stage at a free concert in New York – you can watch a video of the performance below.
The concert was scheduled around a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York next month and organisers used an innovative approach to ticket distribution. Any fans wanting a free ticket had to sign up to globalcitizen.org and earn points by watching videos about poverty, malaria, child mortality and other global problems.
Organisers said more than 71,000 people had signed up to the website, resulting in over 3.5million page views. It is reported 60,000 fans were given tickets to the free event in New York’s Central Park.