The band announce two gigs today in the name of politics…

FOO FIGHTERS have announced two free gigs to coincide with the final debate between the major candidates for the US PRESIDENCY.

The band will play tonight (October 13) at the Arizona Democratic Party’s Debate Watch Party in Tempe Beach Park.

According to Billboard, tickets for the free gigs are available through Democratic candidate John Kerry’s official website here with a four ticket limit per request. Volunteers for the event are also being sought by the campaign through the request page.


Singer Dave Grohl has already lent his support to the campaign, participating in rallies in Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri, where he played acoustic sets.

Foo Fighters are taking a break from recording their fifth album in order to perform at the Kerry rally.

Grohl is reported to have said that he decided to take part in the campaign after he learnt that President George W Bush had been playing Foo Fighters songs at the Republican rallies, including the track, ‘My Hero’.

As previously reported on NME.COM, Foo Fighters have five-and-a-half hours of music ready for their next album, which the band are planning to release as a double LP, half acoustic, half rock..

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