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Foo Fighters Announce New Concert Dates for 2024

Raw energy is expected from Dave Grohl and Co. in support of 'But Here We Are'

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The Foo Fighters have added more North American dates for next summer on their 'All Or Nothing Tour.' The 10-city, 12-date trip is planned after finishing up US dates in October, heading overseas for fall gigs in Australasia, and mid-summer 2024 in the UK.

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Pat Smear and Dave Grohl from Foo FIghters at the Outside Landlakes Festival, San Francisco, CA August 12, 2023

Support acts for the shows, which vary from venue to venue include The Pretenders, The Hives, L7, Mammoth WVH, Amyl and The Sniffers and Alex G.

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The band, who have been out on the road since July in support of But Here We Are have been criss-crossing the world with their new drummer Josh Freese. Freese, a well-respected session and touring musician who has worked with Nine Inch Nails, Sting and Guns 'N' Roses, first gained exposure in late 2022, playing at the Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts in London and Los Angeles. In May 2023, Freese was introduced as a full-time Foo Fighter via a hysterical, self-deprecating video titled Preparing Music For Concerts.

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Foo Fighters | Preparing Music For Concerts (full live 2023) | Josh Freese, new drummer

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Since that time, Reese has had an on-again, off-again relationship with fans. Just two weeks after he joined, criticism came from a post on the band's official reddit page, in part stating that Reese comparative to Hawkins "really rushes the beat. Taylor was a very 'in the pocket' drummer so to speak. Freese plays like a machine but you can hear the rest of the band struggling to keep up with him."

In a livestream event for Reese's debut, someone also noted that "There was one track during the [gig] that was super fast. Afterwards, Pat [Smear] said 'That was Shane [Taylor's son] Hawkins tempo!'"

Reese definitely has his admirers and supporters as another person posted, "Give them time to adjust and correct. These are his first few live shows. There's going to be a learning curve even for the most experienced person." Duly noted also among the fans and critics is that Dave Grohl plays all the drums on But Here We Are, thereby earning his first drum credit on a Foo Fighters album since 2005’s In Your Honor.

Here are the remaining US dates for the Foos:

1st October 2023: Ohana Festival, Dana Point, CA, US

3rd October 2023: Talking Stick Resort Ampitheatre, Phoenix, AZ

5th October 2023: Don Haskins Center, El Paso, TX

7th October 2023: Austin City Limits Festival, TX, US

14th October 2023: Austin City Limits Festival, TX, US


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