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Grohl’s Broken Leg Won’t Delay Foo’s North American Tour

It looks like Dave Grohl's broken leg won't keep the Foo Fighters off the road in North America this summer.

The group, which canceled the rest of its European tour after Grohl fell off a stage June 12 in Sweden, issued a press release on Monday (June 29) announcing that the full North American tour, beginning Saturday (July 4) in Washington D.C., will go on and posted a Twitter message saying it "Can't f***ing wait for the 4th!!! See you at home, D.C."

The D.C. show at RFK Stadium is an all-day affair celebrating the Foos' 20th anniversary, with Heart, Joan Jett, Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr., LL Cool J featuring DJ Z-Trip, Trouble Funk and Trombone Shorty also performing as well as fireworks and a Motorcycle Rally.

The trek wraps up October 18 in Castiaic, Calif., and includes stadium shows at New York's Citi Field, Boston's Fenway Park and Chicago's Wrigley Field and an appearance at the Austin City Limits Festival in Texas.

Grohl tells us he's confident that even with his limited mobility the Foos won't have trouble rocking their crowds:


"At this point my intention is to grab an audience and shake 'em up and conduct them in a way that we all share this experience and make it memorable, like make moments out of those big choruses. There's a big 'Best of You' Chorus,' I'm not gonna sing it by myself; I want fuckin' 50,000 people to sing it with me. And that is a powerful moment. That's something that you don't, that doesn't come along too much in life."

Meanwhile, British oddsmakers have made the Foos 3-1 favorites to headlining the U.K. prestigious Glastonbury Festival in 2016 after having to bow out this year, with Florence & the Machine taking their place. 

 

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.