Rock staples Foo Fighters have announced their ninth studio album, Concrete and Gold, which is due to release on Sept. 15 via Roswell Records and RCA Records.
The band teamed up with producer Greg Kurstin for the new album, who is known for his work with pop artists such as Adele and Sia. Darrel Thorp will mix the record, who has previously worked on Beck and Radiohead records. Concrete and Gold will feature the single “Run,” which the band released earlier this month.
Frontman Dave Grohl said the band wanted to make “the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever … a gigantic rock record” that sounds like “Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper … or something like that.” Grohl added that he wants to merge the classic Foo Fighters sound with “Greg’s big brain and all of his sophisticated arrangements and composition.”
Concrete and Gold is available for preorder now. Take a look at the album artwork and tracklist below. Fans can purchase tickets for these shows starting on June 29 at 10 a.m. local time.
Concrete and Gold Tracklist:
03. Make It Right
04. The Sky Is A Neighborhood
05. La Dee Da
06. Dirty Water
08. Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)
09. Sunday Rain
10. The Line
11. Concrete and Gold
“I think I really broke my leg”
The Foo Fighters’ June 12 show in Sweden didn’t go quite as planned: Dave Grohl broke his leg after falling during a song and had to leave, according to a fan-shot video from the show.
In the video, Grohl’s spirits seem to be up despite his injury: “I think Ireally broke my leg,” he tells the audience before promising to come back after first making a stop at the hospital. And apparently he made good on his promise: Some Reddit users posted photos of Grohl sitting on a chair with his leg bandaged up, strumming on his guitar.
The Foo Fighters’ next show is scheduled for Sunday in the Netherlands, and haven’t announced any plans to reschedule.
As a personal favorite of David Letterman’s, Foo Fighters will have the honor of closing out Letterman’s tenure as host of the Late Show, according to Rolling Stone.
This is far from the first time the Foo Fighters have appeared on the Late Show. The band first appeared in 1995 for a rendition of “This Is A Call,” but their epic performance of “Everlong” for Letterman’s return from quintuple bypass surgery in 2000 kicked off the special relationship between the band and host.
As Letterman put it, it was “my favorite band playing my favorite song.”
In November last year, the Foo Fighters hung around Letterman’s show for an entire week for the release of 2014’s Sonic Highways. Their performance of “Miracle” had special significance to Letterman, as he explains how the song helped forge a bond with his four-year-old son.
Given the long, touching history between Letterman and Foo Fighters, Wednesday’s closing performance has the makings of something special.
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