Here Comes the Foo
Foo Fighters have announced the second phase of their current Concrete and Gold tour, and it will launch in Austin on April 18, 2018, before hitting outdoor arenas throughout the summer.
The Austin show will take place at the Austin360 Amphitheater. From there, the tour goes to Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands outside Houston on April 19 and Dallas' Starplex Pavilion on April 21.
Concrete and Gold is the band's ninth album; it was released in September. The band began the accompanying tour in Washington, D.C., on October 12, with an itinerary that stops at 23 cities across the Midwest. (Three of those dates will be rescheduled; on October 21, the band canceled three shows due to a family emergency, including the October 23 show in Nashville and the October 24 stop in Memphis.)
After a break for the holidays, the band resumes with international dates in Australia, New Zealand, and South America in early 2018, before returning to the United States for this second leg.
The tour runs through July 29, ending with a show at Chicago's Wrigley Field. Included on the newly announced itinerary are a July 16-17 two-night stand at New York's Madison Square Garden, and a July 21-22 encore doubleheader at Boston’s Fenway Park.
Dave Grohl and company have a solid bond with Austin, having appeared twice on Austin City Limits and including the city on its HBO Sonic Highways documentary series about important musical towns in America.
Tickets go on sale November 3 at 10 am, with the exception of the public on sale for Chicago, which will begin November 10. The tickets link is here. Capital One cardholders will get an exclusive cardholder pre-sale starting October 26 and ending October 28 or until pre-sale tickets run out.
The Concrete and Gold Tour debuted on October 12 with an intimate show by FF standards: the grand opening of The Anthem in Washington, D.C., which is considered a hometown of sorts for the Virginia-bred Grohl. The tour is already earning the usual sold-out shows and rave reviews, such as the Charlotte Observer's observation that "if there’s one thing you can count on lately when you walk into a Foo Fighters concert, it’s that you probably won’t get home until tomorrow."
The North American Tour 2018 dates are as follows:
4/18 – Austin, TX — Austin360 Amphitheater
4/19 – The Woodlands, TX (Houston) – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
4/21 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
4/22 – Bossier City, LA – CenturyLink Center
4/25 – Tampa, FL — Credit Union Amphitheatre
4/26 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
4/28 – Atlanta, GA — Georgia State Stadium
4/29 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome to Rockville
5/1 — Lexington, KY —Rupp Arena
5/3 — Memphis, TN — Fed Ex Forum
7/7 — Philadelphia, PA — BB&T Pavilion
7/12 — Toronto, ON — Rogers Centre
7/14 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
7/16 & 17 – New York, NY — Madison Square Garden
7/19 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
7/21 & 22 — Boston, MA – Fenway Park
7/25 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH (Cleveland) – Blossom Music Center
7/26 – Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
7/29 — Chicago, IL — Wrigley Field