Great news, everyone! Foo Fighters is releasing a brand new album on September 15. Titled ‘Concrete and Gold,’ the album was announced by Dave Grohl during an interview with BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac on Tuesday.
— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) June 20, 2017
Days after unveiling their new single “Run,” and performing “La Dee Da” live in Iceland, beloved Dave Grohl officially introduced what will be Foo Fighter’s ninth album.
For ‘Concrete and Gold,’ the singer has promised a completely new sound for the band, as they are now working with producer Greg Kurstin, who has worked with artists such as Adele and Pink.
“I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever,” said Grohl. “I said Greg, ‘I want to make a record that sounds like Mötorhead doing ‘Sgt. Pepper,’ and he was like ‘O.K.’”
So, basically, expect some heavy pop influences on that new album. But don’t panic! Barely containing his excitement, Grohl said that the 11-song album is “definitely the hugest thing we’ve ever done.” Seriously, the guy is more excited than all of us together.
‘Concrete and Gold’ will feature several guests
Grohl also revealed that the new record will feature numerous artists. He gave no names, we only know they are “some that will really surprise you.” Hi did say that “there’s one who is probably the biggest pop star in the world and — I’m not kidding — sings backup on one of the heaviest songs on the record, and we’re not telling anybody who it is.”
Damn, David, not even a clue? Could it be Adele? Justin Bieber? Beyoncé? Actually, that Beyoncé/Foo Fighters collabo doesn’t sound so crazy, don’t forget the amazing job she did with Jack White in “Don’t Hurt Yourself” for her massive album ‘Lemonade.’ I don’t know, maybe Madonna?
September seems so far away, how am I supposed to move on with my life?
Well, I guess we’ll have to wait. At least the band did share the full track listing for ‘Concrete and Gold.’ Check it out below:
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) June 20, 2017
- “Make it Right”
- “The Sky is a Neighborhood”
- “La Dee Da”
- “Dirty Water”
- “Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)”
- “Sunday Rain”
- “The Line”
- “Concrete and Gold”
The band also announced a massive tour
Foo Fighters are set to headline Glastonbury on Saturday, June 14, followed by Cal Jam 17 on October 7. The impressive festival will be held at Glen Helen Regional Park, with a lineup that includes Queens of the Stone Age, Liam Gallagher, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice, Japandroids, Fireball Ministry, and much, much more.
To promote the upcoming new album, the band will be touring across America, kicking off at an already sold-out show on October 12 in Washington D.C. Next stop will be Richmond, Virginia, on October 14. Tickets for the show will be available at Capital One’s pre-sale on June 26.
The band will visit Tennessee, Kansas, California, and many more states. Tickets will be available June 29. Check out the full dates below:
October 12 – Washington D.C., VA @ The Anthem (SOLD OUT)
October 14 – Richmond, VA @ Richmond Coliseum
October 15 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
October 17 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
October 18 – Knoxville, TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena
October 20 – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
October 21 – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
October 23 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
October 24 – Memphis,TN @ FedExForum
October 26 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BJCC
November 7 – Madison, WI @ Kohl Center
November 8 – Champaign, IL @ State Farm Arena
November 10 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
November 11 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
November 13 – Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
November 15 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
December 1 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
December 2 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
December 4 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
December 5 – Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Arena
December 7 – Nampa ID @ Ford Idaho Center
December 9 – Billings MT @ Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
December 10 – Casper WY @ Casper Events Center
December 12 – Salt Lake City UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena