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Foo Fighters Announce 2015 North American Tour Dates Supporting “Sonic Highways”

Foo Fighters

The Foo Fighters’ tour supporting the album/show Sonic Highways will hit North America in July, opening with a spectacular show at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. The tour also marks the 20th anniversary of the band’s first album release.

D.C. is one of the cities featured in the Foo’s Sonic Highways television show on HBO, which documents the making of the album of the same name in eight recording studios in eight cities across the U.S. The HBO show is billed by the band as being “A Love Letter to the History of American Music,” and each episode features interviews with the visited city’s musicians, who help reveal the city’s musical heritage. Some then play with the band on songs composed with those interviews in mind.
Foo Fighters frontman/founder Dave Grohl grew up in D.C.’s Virginia suburbs and cut his teeth in D.C.’s 1980s punk scene, which is prominently featured in the D.C. episode of Sonic Highways. The RFK show is set to include performances from Trouble Funk, plus Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr., Heart, Joan Jett, LL Cool J and Trombone Shorty, all of whom appeared in various episodes of the show, a motorcycle rally, BBQ and fireworks.

While other shows won’t pack as many guests, the July 18 show in Boston will feature guests Mission of Burma (Clint Conley — bassist/singer/co-founder), while a number of shows in July and August will feature guests Royal Blood (bassist/singer Mike Kerr). The North American leg of the tour for the band, featuring bassist Nate Mendel, will run through Oct. 7.

The band will also play two dates in South Africa this month before heading to South America, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe to play shows in the first half of 2015.

Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highways North American Tour Dates:

DateLocationVenue
Jul 4, 2015Washington DCRFK Stadium
Jul 6, 2015Camden, NJSusquehanna Bank Center
Jul 9, 2015Toronto, ONMolson Canadian Amphitheatre
Jul 16, 2015New York, NYCiti Field
Jul 18, 2015Boston, MAFenway Park
Jul 19, 2015Boston, MAFenway Park
Aug 12, 2015Edmonton, ABRexall Place
Aug 13, 2015Calgary, ABScotiabank Saddledome
Aug 17, 2015Denver, COFiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Aug 19, 2015Maryland Heights, MOVerizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug 21, 2015Kansas City, MOSprint Center
Aug 22, 2015St. Paul, MNXcel Energy Center
Aug 24, 2015Detroit, MIDTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug 25, 2015Pittsburgh, PAFirst Niagara Pavilion
Aug 27, 2015Indianapolis, INKlipsch Music Center
Aug 29, 2015Chicago, ILWrigley Field
Sep 11, 2015Vancouver, BCRogers Arena
Sep 12, 2015George, WAGorge Amphitheatre
Sep 14, 2015Portland, ORModa Center
Sep 16, 2015Mountain View, CAShoreline Amphitheatre
Sep 18, 2015Anaheim, CAHonda Center
Sep 21, 2015Los Angeles, CAThe Forum
Sep 25, 2015Phoenix, AZAK-Chin Pavilion
Sep 27, 2015Albuquerque, NMIsleta Amphitheater
Sep 29, 2015Oklahoma City, OKChesapeake Energy Arena
Sep 30, 2015Wichita, KSINTRUST Bank Arena
Oct 4, 2015Atlanta, GACentennial Olympic Park
Oct 5, 2015Nashville, TNBridgestone Arena
Oct 7, 2015Memphis, TNFedExForum