Foo Fighters wanted to celebrate ‘strong female artists’ with UK tour support acts

"We want to curate an inspiring bill"

With Foo Fighters‘ string of UK stadium dates set to kick off this week, their agent has spoken out about their thought process behind their support acts.

With special guests including the likes of The Kills, Starcrawler,  and Wolf Alice, alongside Slaves, The Cribs, and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, WMA agent Russell Warby has revealed that they wanted to shine a light of more “inspiring” acts and rising artists.

“With the bigger shows we want to carefully curate an inspiring bill,” he told Music Week. “We consciously thought we want a lot of strong female artists and lots of younger artists.

“We wanted very much to offer a varied and interesting bill, and maybe throw up some surprises and challenges.”

Meanwhile, this weekend saw fans raise their concerns for the health of Dave Grohl’s voice following a gig in Antwerp.

“I was at the Antwerp gig last night, and I thought the state of Dave’s voice was kind of worrying – towards the final third it began cutting out entirely (noticeably on Breakout),” wrote one fan on Reddit.

“As great as the show was, it’s fair to say that the set is now geared around preservation – from the sharing of vocal duties with Taylor & Chris, to the drum solo break, to the extended instrumentals of all the major hits. He’s even toned down the screaming now (unless the song calls for it), opting for a ‘woooo!’ instead.”

Foo Fighters’ tour dates and tickets

The band’s upcoming UK tour dates are below, with tickets available here.

JUNE
19 – Manchester Etihad Stadium
22 – London Stadium
23 – London Stadium