Foo Fighters got the plug pulled on them during their headline performance at BottleRock festival on Sunday night (May 28) but continued to finish their final song.
Dave Grohl and co headlined the third and final evening of the Napa Valley festival, following previous headline sets from Tom Petty and Maroon 5.
San Francisco Chronicle reports that promoters “promptly shut down the speakers and video screens” halfway through the Foos’ performance of set closer ‘Everlong’ as the band had surpassed a strict 10pm curfew. The report notes that the festival implements a strict curfew following previous residential complaints about sound levels. The Cure were also cut short during their 2014 headline set.
Despite having the power cut, Foo Fighters continued for a couple more minutes to finish ‘Everlong’ before bidding farewell to the crowd. Watch in the video below.
Frontman Dave Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins were performing at benefit show ‘Acoustic 4 A Cure IV’ in San Francisco with Wallflowers keyboardist Rami Jaffee, when they aired the sombre and blues-driven anthem. “I figured on the way up here, I thought ‘fuck it let’s play a news song man’,” said Grohl introducing the track. “We’ve never played this song in front of anybody. It’s called ‘The Sky Is A Neighbourhood’.”
Last year, drummer Taylor Hawkins told NME: “We will make a new record at some point. We won’t really be ready until Dave’s ready to go. It’s on the books, so we’ll definitely be playing. We never really know, we just wait for a text from Dave saying ‘hey, let’s go down to the studio.”
Foo Fighters will also be headlining Glastonbury 2017 alongside Radiohead and Ed Sheeran – with Royal Blood, Haim, The National, Katy Perry, The xx, Boy Better Know, Stormzy and more also set to perform.