Foo Fighters celebrated their return to the UK at the Milton Keynes Bowl in Milton Keynes on Saturday (September 5) after cancelling their Glastonbury and Wembley Stadium gigs in June. With the weight of expectation on them, they came out swinging – here’s what happened.
Last year Dave Grohl explained what made him pick Royal Blood as one of the Foo Fighters’ support acts. He’d been following them since watching their Glastonbury performance. Then he found out they had taken the UK Number One spot with their self-titled debut album. “I was like ‘Woah! I have hope!’”
Before he began he introduced himself: “I’m Iggy… it means everything for me to be here.” Unsurprisingly, later into his set he also removed his top.
Making way for the mighty Foos, he wrapped up his set in style with his debut album’s lengthy closer ‘Mass Production’.
Having announced that the band aren’t doing encores, Grohl closed the show with ‘Best Of You’, telling the audience “When this happened to me… I always knew we’d come back, I just hoped you would too.” At the end of the song he took to crutches to walk to the end of the ego ramp and wave at the crowd.