Foo Fighters announce live 2015 tour dates

The group will be releasing their new album in November  

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American rock band Foo Fighters have confirmed their first tour dates for next year, kicking off in South America in January.

The group will be performing seven gigs across Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia, with the first show in Argentinan capital Santiago on 15 January.

Foo Fighters announced back in May that they would be recording a new album, accompanied by an eight-episode television series on HBO directed by frontman Dave Grohl.

The new record entitled Sonic Highways is the eighth studio album from the group and will be released on 10 November.

The first single from the album will be released on 17 October, the same day the the documentary series debuts in the US.

Sonic Highways has been described by Grohl as a “musical map of America” because each track was recorded in a different city across the US.

The songs were recorded in Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington DC and New York.

Each track features local legends from each of the cities and has taken inspiration from the unique music of the areas.

The band are touring the UK at the moment and have performed shows at Birmingham, Brighton and the Islington Academy, along with several intimate gigs.