Foo Fighters bring first day of Radio 1’s Big Weekend to a close

Band's career-spanning set includes cover of Queen's 'Tie Your Mother Down'

Foo Fighters brought the first night of this weekend‘s BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend in Carlisle to a close this evening (May 14).

The band played an 80-minute, 15-song set featuring four tracks from their new album ‘Wasting Light’, including recent single ‘Rope’. They also played a selection of hits including an extended version of ‘All My Life’, a slowed-down ‘Times Like These’ and ‘Cold Day In The Sun’, which featured drummer Taylor Hawkins on lead vocals.

Frontman Dave Grohl lamented the band’s short set, saying: “We’re only supposed to play for an hour. We have 100 songs. How’s that going to work?” He also asked the packed crowd how many of them were seeing his band for the first time and to whose who cheered, he replied: “Where the hell have you been for the last 16 years?”

Foo Fighters finished their set with a two-song encore, which included a riotous run through the band’s first ever single ‘This Is A Call’ and a rendition of Queen’s ‘Tie Your Mother Down’, which Taylor Hawkins also took lead vocals for.

Foo Fighters played:

‘Bridge Burning’
‘All My Life’
‘My Hero’
‘Learn To Fly’
‘White Limo’
‘Times Like These’
‘The Pretender’
‘Cold Day In The Sun’
‘Best Of You’
‘Monkey Wrench’
‘This Is A Call’
‘Tie Your Mother Down’

BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend in Carlisle continues tomorrow with performances from My Chemical Romance, The Strokes, Noah And The Whale, The Vaccines and a headline set from Lady Gaga.

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