Foo Fighters Ready To Return To The Road
Foo Fighters checked in with fans today about the status of the band’s tour plans following Dave Grohl’s stage fall, which dislocated his ankle and broke his fibula. The injury canceled the Foo’s European tour but it won’t stop the band from celebrating the Fourth of July and the group’s 20th anniversary.
“Can’t f***ing wait for the 4th!!! See you at home, DC,” the band posted online Monday.
The holiday extravaganza takes place at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. A poster announcing the show last fall declared “Amazing 20th Anniversary!” and “Never! Never! Never before a show like this!” Along with Grohl & Co., the gig includes Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr, Heart, Joan Jett, LL Cool J feat. DJ Z-Trip, Trouble Funk and Trombone Shorty. And it wouldn’t be the Fourth without fireworks, a motorcycle rally and BBQ!
The D.C. show is the first stop on the Foo Fighters’ upcoming North American schedule, which runs through Oct. 17 in Anaheim, Calif.
Today’s post didn’t mention anything about Grohl’s health, but it looks like he must be feeling well if he’s all set to rock this weekend.
Grohl fell off stage June 12, two songs into the band’s set at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden. In a blog post penned June 16, Grohl said he “wound up feet first over the Edge (pun intended), dropping about 12 feet, dislocating my ankle and snapping my fibula like an old pair of take out chopsticks. Whoopsie daisy. Not good.”
After medics popped his ankle back into place, Grohl returned to the stage and kept playing, with the help of an EMT who held his ankle in place until his cast arrived. He walked offstage for a few songs to get fitted with the cast and then came back once more to finish the gig, which he calls “the single most bizarre Foo Fighters show in the entire 20 years of being a band.”
Following surgery and getting six metal screws in his leg, the band canceled the remaining dates on its summer European excursion, including its appearance at Glastonbury, so Grohl could recover.