Foo Fighters not splitting - but something big is about to be announced

The rumours the band are breaking up are 'utterly ridiculous'

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After performing at the Oscars and Grammys, you would think Dave Grohl would want a break from the limelight. 

However, the frontman looks set to launch himself forward once more as his band, the Foo Fighters, tease a mysterious announcement.

UPDATE: The band released a video confirming they are not breaking up, watch it here.

A Tweet appeared from the band’s official Twitter account that read: “Official band announcement tomorrow night. Stay tuned.” 

PageSix has since reported that the band are set to split up, rumours pointing to Grohl eyeing up a solo project. 

However, these have been rubbished by a Foo Fighters spokesperson, who told Entertainment Weekly that the idea of a break-up was “utterly ridiculous”.

In 2015, the band released an EP titled St. Cecilia, along with a message from Grohl that hinted at leaving the project behind (via NME): “We could use a nice wander through the woods right about now. Another empty journal, another tap on the shoulder … those things are never far behind. It’s what lies ahead in those woods that excites me now….”

Later in the year, however, the ex-Nirvana drummer said they wouldn’t split as the group were like family: “It’s a family and it’s become a way of life with us. We love each other.”

So what could the mystery announcement be? Perhaps a new album? Tour dates? Glastonbury headline slot? (Emily Eavis has said they will not be playing the festival, so quite unlikely). Who knows, but we’re excited nonetheless.