Having just wrapped up a sold out weekend at Milton Keynes National Bowl in London where they rocked the worlds of no less than 130,000 insanely appreciative fans, Foo Fighters have confirmed the latest series of dates in their forthcoming U.S. arena tour.
The third leg of the tour will commence November 7 at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth GA and will include stops in Charlotte, Philadelphia and (as previously announced) Newark before concluding November 16 at the TD Garden in Boston.
Pre-sales for the new dates will begin 10 a.m. local time July 13. General on sales begin 10 a.m. local time July 15. The November 7 date goes on sale to the public July 22.
Special guests for the November dates will be Social Distortion and The Joy Formidable.
Foo Fighters' October-November arena headline tour is the latest installment in a juggernaut of a worldwide campaign that currently has the band headlining European festivals as well as an August 7 appearance as a Lollapalooza 2011 headliner--not to mention a performance TODAY at the iTunes festival in London that will be streamed live from the Legendary Roundhouse at 9:00 pm local UK time (1pm PST/4pm EST). To watch, fans can download the FREE iTunes App, or simply log into iTunes. The show will be available for streaming free and on demand for a limited time following tonights LIVE stream.
The ever-expanding tour rides the relentless momentum of Foo Fighters' recently released seventh album Wasting Light, certified gold less than two months after debuting at #1 in a dozen countries. Wasting Light has also generated arguably the best critical notices of the band's 16-year career. The newly released Foo Fighters: Back & Forth documentary, directed by Oscar winner James Moll, has done likewise, with a just-out four-star ROLLING STONE review raving "a classic rockumentary arc... Dave Grohl has lived an extraordinarily cinematic life."
Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, and Pat Smear will be playing hits spanning the Foo Fighters' catalogue of multi-platinum arena anthems, including new staples such as the 13-week Modern Rock #1 "Rope" and "Walk," the band's latest single and subject of the brilliant Sam Jones-directed parody of the classic crime drama Falling Down. Already a viral sensation, the "Walk" clip has been viewed more than a million times since its June 2 premiere.
More dates will be announced as they are confirmed. For a complete list of current Foo Fighters tour dates and ticketing info visit http://tour.foofighters.com
FOO FIGHTERS U.S. TOUR 2011
Sept. 14 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Center **
Sept. 16 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center **
Sept. 17 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center **
Sept. 19 - Detroit, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills **
Sept. 20 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena **
Sept. 22 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena **
Sept. 23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center **
Sept. 25 - Buffalo, NY - HSBC Center **
Sept. 26 - East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center **
Oct. 9 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center ***
Oct. 11 - Salt Lake City, UT - Maverick Center ***
Oct. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum ***
Oct. 14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum ***
Oct. 16 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center ***
Oct. 17 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena ***
Oct. 19 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena (Oakland Coliseum) ***
Oct. 20 - Sacramento, CA - Power Balance Pavilion ***
Nov. 7 - Duluth, GA - Arena at Gwinnett Center ****
Nov. 8 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena ****
Nov. 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center ****
Nov. 14 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center ****
Nov. 16 - Boston, MA - TD Garden ****
** Rise Against & Mariachi el Bronx Support
*** Cage The Elephant & Mariachi el Bronx Support
**** Social Distortion & The Joy Formidable Support