The band have been replaced by Florence + The Machine after Dave Grohl broke his leg
Glastonbury Festival organiser Emily Eavis has stated that she would “love” for Foo Fighters to headline the event in the future following their recent cancellation.
The US band were forced to cancel their European tour after frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg in Sweden. The injury was sustained when he fell offstage in Gothenburg last weekend, later finishing the show despite his pain.
Speaking to Digital Spy, Eavis said: “You don’t see something like that coming and we were so sorry to hear about poor Dave Grohl’s leg. I saw the footage and I did think, ‘OK, if this happens and they have to pull, then what are we going to do?'”
Despite the disappointment, however, Eavis remains hopeful that the band will one day headline Glastonbury. “I would love for them to come back. I really hope they can. Hopefully soon,” she said. “I think it’ll probably be in a couple of years, but it would be brilliant to have them back.”
Foo Fighters have been replaced as Glastonbury’s Friday headliner by Florence + The Machine. Singer Florence Welch released a statement describing her promotion to headline act as an “honour”, adding: “so sorry to hear that the Foo Fighters have had to pull out of Glastonbury, we met Dave Grohl a few years back and he was the nicest guy ever.”
In a statement released earlier this week, Foo Fighters confirmed Dave Grohl had undergone surgery on Monday (June 15) after his injury. The statement read: “Due to injuries sustained in Dave Grohl’s fall from the stage during Foo Fighters’ June 12 show at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden, doctors have required the cancellation of the remainder of the band’s dates in the UK and Europe. After undergoing surgery Monday, Dave’s full recuperation time is still to be determined.”