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Foo Fighters call ninth album, ‘Concrete and Gold,’ “Motorhead’s version of ‘Sergeant Pepper,'” announce tour, fest

Posted by on June 20, 2017

You know what you’re going to get with Foo Fighters, for better or worse. While Dave Grohl’s radio rock has dominated airwaves since their debut album, he still tries to bring in the hardcore and metal that he grew up listening to and playing before hitting the big time with Nirvana. He has lofty goals for Concrete and Gold, the band’s just-announced ninth album that will be coming out on September 15th on Roswell/RCA:

“I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever. To make a gigantic rock record but with Greg Kurstin’s sense of melody and arrangement… Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper… or something like that.”

Time will tell if he captured that, but by working with pop producer Greg Kurstin (Sia, Pink), it’ll certainly sound different than previous albums. It was a late night drive that Grohl heard “Again and Again” by Krustin’s indie-pop band The Bird & The Bee and put the producer on his radar. “Run” is already a monster hit, and we’ve heard a few more songs. Here’s the track listing for the album, which you can order here

1. T-Shirt
2. Run
3. Make It Right
4. The Sky Is A Neighborhood
5. La Dee Da
6. Dirty Water
7. Arrows
8. Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)
9. Sunday Rain
10. The Line
11. Concrete and Gold

Also, in addition to a tour, the band will be throwing their very first festival. October 7 will find the band headlining CAL JAM 17 at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA. He actually snuck some metal onto the bill, as The Obsessed and Fireball Ministry willl be joining the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Cage the Elephant, Royal Blood, Bob Mould, Babes in Toyland and more. Tickets for Cal Jam and the Concrete and Gold tour will go on sale on June 29th at 10am local time here, with presale tickets going on sale to Capital One cardholders on June 26th. Here are their tour dates:

10/07 San Bernardino, CA – CAL JAM 17 @ Glen Helen Regional Park with Queens of the Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood, Japandroids, Wolf Alice, Bob Mould, The Struts, Bully, Circa Waves, Babes in Toyland, Adia Victoria, Fireball Ministry, The Obsessed, Pinky Pinky, Starcrawler, White Reaper, Big Tony & Trouble Funk and more

10/12  Washington DC @ The Anthem (SOLD OUT)
10/14 Richmond, VA @ Richmond Coliseum
10/15 Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
10/17 Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
10/18 Knoxville, TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena
10/20 Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
10/21 Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
10/23 Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
10/24 Memphis,TN @ FedExForum
10/26 Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BJCC
10/28 New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
11/07 Madison, WI @ Kohl Center
11/08 Champaign, IL @ State Farm Arena (* Public On Sale Thursday, July 13 10am Local)
11/10 Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
11/11 Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
11/13 Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
11/15 Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
12/01 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
12/02 Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
12/04 Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
12/05 Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Arena
12/07 Nampa ID – Ford Idaho Center
12/09 Billings MT @ Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
12/10 Casper WY @ Casper Events Center
12/12  Salt Lake City UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena

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