The rockers warm up for their UK festival slots...

FOO FIGHTERS spent last weekend warming up for their forthcoming European festival dates with a brace of low-key shows in LOS ANGELES, including one supporting a VAN HALEN tribute band!

On Sunday (August 5), they performed an intimate gig for competition winners, fans and a rock-star smattered crowd at the city’s Troubadour club.

But in the two nights previously, they played an even-lower key show supporting the Van Halen tribute act in the Valley area of the city.


The Troubadour show, however, brought out friends Jimmy Chamberlin from Smashing Pumpkins, Nick Oliveri and Josh Homme from Queens Of The Stone Age and members of The Strokes, plus former Foo Fighters guitarist Pat Smear.

Chatty and jovial throughout the gig, Dave Grohl quipped during ‘This Is A Call’: “I can’t believe those lyrics, they’re so fucking stupid!” They also debuted a new song, ‘Two Strangers’, during the set.

The full set was:


‘Learn to Fly’

‘My Hero’


‘Alone & an Easy Target’

‘Stacked Actors’

‘I’ll Stick Around’

‘Next Year’




‘Two Strangers’

‘This is a Call’

‘Ain’t it the Life’


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Foo Fighters play at V2001 in Chelmsford and Staffordshire on the weekend of August 18/19, and at Edinburgh Corn Exchange as the closing gig of T On The Fringe on August 30.