Foo Fighters have responded to the rumours that they will headline Glastonbury 2017 – revealing that they would ‘love’ to return to the festival.
Asked if he knew anything about plans to play Glastonbury next year, drummer Taylor Hawkins told NME: “Not yet man but I’m always the last to know. I have a big mouth so they don’t tell me anything. That’s a rule in Foo Fighters; ‘don’t tell Taylor, he’ll tell everybody’.”
When we asked if they were keen to return after being forced to cancel Glasto and shows at Wembley Stadium in 2015 when frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg, Hawkins continued: “It was a bummer when we had to pull out the other year. It was a bummer all round. I mean, Dave almost pulverized his entire fucking leg – and missing Glastonbury was part of that bummer.
“We were excited to get out there and do our march through Wembley then Glastonbury headlining. We were set to pop, we were set to go and then Dave broke his leg like that it was a kick in the fucking nuts. But like Dave said, ‘we will go on, even if I have to sit in this throne I have in my mind’. We were all like ‘that’s crazy – it’s crazy to think anyone’s going to want to see you sitting in a throne’, and we did, and they were some of the best shows we ever played.”
Hawkins added: “The last thing Dave ever wants is to cancel a show, but we made lemonade. We got lemons and made lemonade. Maybe we’ll get to do Glastonbury again, I don’t know, like I said, I’m the last to know.”
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Foo Fighters recently confirmed that they will headline Nos Alive in Portugal next summer, as well as Poland’s Open’er Festival. More European live dates are expected shortly, with the band launching a digital passport to detail their tour schedule.
The band are expected to release a new album next year – despite reports that Dave Grohl is said to be working on a solo album and drummer Taylor Hawkins has also announced his debut solo effort. His mini LP ‘KOTA’ is out now.
Foo Fighters’ full upcoming tour dates are below:
June 29 – Open’er Festival: Gdynia, Poland
June 30 – Roskilde Festival: Roskilde, Denmark
July 2 – Rock Werchter: Werchter, Belgium
July 6 – Mad Cool Festival: Madrid, Spain
July 7 – NOS Alive: Castro Daire, Portugal