Band play rescheduled UK shows in September
Extra tickets have been released for one of Foo Fighters‘ upcoming UK dates.
The US band were forced to scrap their European tour in June when Dave Grohl sustained a broken leg at a gig in Sweden. UK gigs in London and Edinburgh were cancelled, along with a headline slot at Glastonbury Festival.
They recently confirmed that they’ll play two shows at Milton Keynes Bowl on September 5 and 6, with Iggy Pop supporting the band at the gigs. They will also play Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium on September 8. Royal Blood will open for that show.
Now, extra tickets have been released for the Milton Keynes gig on September 5.
A statement from the band upon announcing the three shows read: “You have always stood by our band, and we will always stand by you. Like I say at every show, we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you guys. And I mean that. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. And I will do everything I can to come back and give you a night to remember for the rest of your lives as soon as possible.”
Foo Fighters will play the following dates:
Milton Keynes Bowl (September 5, 6)
Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium (8)
Meanwhile, the man who joined Foo Fighters on stage after being spotted crying at a gig of theirs has revealed he was in tears because he recently lost his mother.
As reported, Dave Grohl and his bandmates were playing a show at the Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in Colorado on August 16 when the singer saw a man named Anthony crying in the audience during a rendition of ‘My Hero’.
Stopping the song to address the fan and invited him onto the stage to finish it with him. Speaking at the time Grohl said: “Don’t cry, motherfucker, I know you’re drunk, don’t cry… I love you man, look at you, holy shit.”
The story was being discussed on US radio station KBCO.fm on August 18 when a man claiming to be Anthony called the station. After a brief chat to establish he was who he said he was, the DJ then spoke to him about the night he temporarily joined Foo Fighters.
Explaining how he was feeling at the gig, Anthony said: “My mum died about six months ago and I just got back from Europe putting her in her crypt. “He [Grohl] started singing it and I felt all emo.”
Unafraid to admit he was crying, Anthony was however keen to establish the fact that he was not drunk on the night; though he may have been stoned. “I was dead sober,” he said. “I don’t drink. I might have had a little Colorado green but I’m not a drinker.”
“I was crying, I’m not afriad to cry,” Anthony added. “I started getting all teared up. I was trying to hide from him.”