Dave Grohl performs from giant throne as Foo Fighters return to stage in Washington DC – watch

The band played a 20th anniversary concert on Saturday (July 4)

Foo Fighters returned to the stage on Saturday night (July 4) for a 20th anniversary concert at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington DC.

It was the US band’s first outing since being forced to cancel their UK stadium shows and Glastonbury headline appearance due to Dave Grohl’s recent broken leg.

Grohl suffered the injury when he fell off the stage at a show in Gothenburg, Sweden during June, later finishing the show despite his pain.


On Saturday, Foo Fighters headlined the Washington DC show following a bill that featured numerous support acts, including RDGLDGRN, Trombone Shorty, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Gary Clark Jr., Heart, LL Cool J, Buddy Guy and Trouble Funk.

Grohl took to the stage in a giant throne, surrounded by guitars, lights and amp so he could perform whilst resting his injured leg.

The setlist included select greatest hits like ‘Everlong’, ‘Monkey Wrench’, ‘Learn to Fly’, ‘Big Me’, ‘All My Life’, ‘Breakout’, ‘Best of You’ and more.

Foo Fighters also covered Queen/David Bowie’s ‘Under Pressure’, with Grohl’s own mother joining the band onstage for ‘For All The Cows’.

Watch footage from the show below.


Meanwhile, The Courteeners frontman Liam Fray has said that he’s “sure” Foo Fighters will be asked to headline Glastonbury festival in 2016.

Grohl and co are the bookies’ favourites to headline next year’s Worthy Farm event.

Foo Fighters photographed for NME, 2015

Speaking to NME in an interview at Glastonbury, Fray said that while he sympathised with the disappointment fans must have felt over the Foos’ cancellation, it wasn’t “the end of the world”.

He said: “It’s sad Dave broke his leg but it’s not the end of the world, I’m sure they’ll get another chance next year.”


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