On March 14, rock band Foo Fighters, fronted by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, added a handful of US gigs to its forthcoming tour in support of the LP Wasting Light. The band will tour the US with Motörhead in May before setting off for the UK and Europe this summer.
On Tuesday, March 16, a full-length documentary about the band titled Foo Fighters: Back and Forth, directed by James Moll, will premiere at Austin's South by Southwest Festival. Click on the link below to view a trailer of the film.
Wasting Light is the band's seventh full-length LP and is produced by Nirvana producer Butch Vig. The album is set to drop on April 11 in the UK and April 12 in the US. The single "Rope" released on March 1 and reached number one in the US.
Foo Fighters will follow up the release of Wasting Light with a limited-edition covers album dubbed Medium Rare on Record Store Day, April 16. More than 1,000 stores on four continents are set to mark Record Store Day, an annual celebration of independent record stores, through events and special promotions.
Foo Fighters 2011 Tour Dates:
17 - Tulsa, OK, US, BOK Center
18 - Little Rock, AR, US, Verizon Center
20 - Memphis, TN, US, FedEx Forum
23 - Council Bluffs, IA, US, Mid America Center
26 - Missoula, MT, US, Adams Center Buy
27 - George, WA, US, Sasquatch! Music Festival
9 - Interlaken, Switzerland, Greenfield Festival
11 - Isle of Wight, UK, Isle of Wright Festival
12-13 - Landgraaf, Netherlands, Pinkpop
15 - Milan, Italy, IdRHO Festival
17 - Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany, Southside Festival
18 - Berlin, Germany, Wuhlheide
19 - Scheeßel, Germany, Hurricane Festival
21 - Copenhagen, Denmark, Refshaleonen
22 - Stockholm, Sweden, Stockholm Stadium
24 - Oslo, Norway, Telenor Arena
26 - Helsinki, Finland, Kalasatama
2 - Milton Keynes, UK, The National Bowl
3 - Milton Keynes, UK, The National Bowl
7 - Lisboa, Portugal, Optimus Alive 2011
7 - Naas, Ireland, Oxegen
8 - Kinross, UK, T in the Park
20 - St. Polten, Austria, Frequency Festival
21 - Erfurt, Germany, Highfield Festival
23 - Cologne, Germany, Laxness Arena
24 - Ubersee, Germany, Chiemsee Festival
Three of the Foo Fighters' previous six albums have won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album, and all six have been nominated. Their last effort, 2008's Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, won a Grammy Award and a Brit Award for Best International Album, in addition to reaching number one in four countries.
Presale tickets for the 2011 US tour dates go on sale on March 16, 10 a.m. local time. Tickets are available for some of the European shows. For details on tickets, visit http://www.foofighters.com/us/tour.
Watch a trailer for the new Foo Fighters' documentary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBArTIXhUcg