Foo Fighters debuted a brand-new song at Iceland’s Secret Solstice Festival last night (June 16), as well as playing two other new tracks from their forthcoming ninth album live for the first time.
Having already shared the studio version of ‘Run’, the band gave it its live debut yesterday. They also played ‘The Sky is a Neighbourhood’ as a full band for the first time, having played a simpler version of the song at a benefit gig in May. When they didn’t get the end quite right, Grohl said: “That’s the hardest part,” before playing it again and saying: “That’s waht it should sound like.”
The final new song Foo Fighters played at the Iceland festival was ‘Lah Di Dah’, which has never been heard before. “Fuck it,” he said before they played it, “I just wanna play new stuff. Check out all three new songs below, starting with ‘Lah Di Dah’:
The band were also joined by Harper Grohl, daughter of Foos frontman Dave Grohl, who played drums on their cover of Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’ – this was the first time they’d played their cover live since 2006. Introducing his 8-year-old daughter, Grohl explained she’d ask him to teach her the drums, so he’d said: “Sure, why not play what you learn in front of 20,000 people?” As he introduced the song he said: “There’s another Grohl on the drumset now.” See footage below:
The band have yet to officially announce their ninth album after the surprise release of new single ‘Run’ on June 1.
Next up for the band is their headline slot at Glastonbury next week (June 24), two years after Dave Grohl’s broken leg forced them to pull out of their Friday headline slot at the festival.
Earlier this year Grohl said of the show: “Personally it’s almost like a part of my recovery. I’m making up for something I couldn’t do when I was just completely broken… I’m coming back and I’m standing up and I’m gonna kick their ass for 2 hours or more. I can’t wait. I’m already psyched: it’s gonna be amazing.”