The support acts for Foo Fighters’ European shows have been announced.
Slaves, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Van T’s, Kvelertak, The Minds of 99, and Hot Milk join the Dave Grohl-led band on different dates across Europe including Croatia, Denmark, Norway, the UK, and Ireland.
One of the Foos’ headline shows is at Glasgow Summer Sessions on August 17 – which all the above bands minus Kvelertak will play – and marks the Foos’ first gig in Scotland for four years. The Cure top the bill on August 16 while The 1975 headline the final night on August 25.
Speaking last year about booking the Foo Fighters, CEO of DF Concerts Geoff Ellis said: “To welcome Foo Fighters to Bellahouston Park for the first time is so exciting for music fans all over Scotland, as they are, to this day, one of the best festival headliners in the world. With their outstanding back catalogue, this is bound to be an unmissable show.”
Foo Fighters European tour dates 2019:
18 – Pula Arena, Croatia (w/Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes)
19 – Pula Arena, Croatia (w/Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes)
25 – Fængslet, Horsens, Denmark (w/Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Minds of 99)
27 – Koengen Fortress, Bergen, Norway (w/Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Kvelertak)
17 – Glasgow Summer Sessions (w/Slaves, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Van T’s, and Hot Milk)
19 – Vital Festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland (w/Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Hot Milk)
21 – RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland (w/Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Hot Milk)
Meanwhile, in January Slaves told NME about their forthcoming “heavy” material.
Speaking about a new single, guitarist Laurie Vincent said: “It’s a song we wrote during the sessions for the last album, but it’s heavier. It was a beat that I wrote on a computer as a grime beat, but we covered it to turn into something live and organic with Isaac rapping and shouting over it.
“It’s different to what we’ve done before but we left it off the album consciously because we wanted it to feel like it had a uniform flow to it and no weird moments that didn’t sit right. It was important for the album to be an album. This is heavy.”
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Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes recently announced a new album called ‘End of Suffering’, which follows on from 2017’s ‘Modern Ruin’.
The album, which is due to arrive on May 3, features lead single ‘Crowbar’. The record includes a song with Tom Morello called ‘Tyrant Lizard King’.