As its 2017 U.S. leg resumes with tonight’s sold out show in Madison, Wisconsin, FOO FIGHTERS‘ “Concrete And Gold” tour is fast approaching 750,000 tickets sold in North America alone.
Since kicking off October 7 with the band’s triumphant headline set before some 30,000-plus true rock believers at its own CalJam 17 festival, the domestic leg of the tour supporting the international No. 1 “Concrete And Gold” (Roswell/RCA) has played to capacity crowds in Washington, D.C.; Richmond, Virginia; Greensboro, North Carolina; Cincinnati, Ohio, and more. Among the 2017-2018 dates that have sold out well in advance are Houston, Dallas, Tampa, Philadelphia, the 45,500-capacity Rogers Centre in Toronto, and three nights in the New York area: two at Madison Square Garden and one at the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater.
The 2017 “Concrete And Gold” tour winds down with a recently announced New Year’s Eve Show at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The tour’s North American run resumes April 18 in Austin, Texas and will continue through the band’s July 29 return to Chicago’s Wrigley Field, a July 21-22 encore doubleheader at Boston’s Fenway Park, and more. Tickets for all shows are on sale now, with the exception of Chicago, which goes on sale to the general public Friday, November 10.
FOO FIGHTERS kicked off the first U.S. leg of the “Concrete And Gold” tour October 12 with an intimate show by FF standards — the grand opening of The Anthem in Washington, D.C. — a performance that USA Today noted “transformed the venue into a raucous rock cathedral.” In the days since, FOO FIGHTERS have continued to storm through sold-out arenas. The first FOO FIGHTERS global trek since the 20th-anniversary tour, which placed #5 in 2015’s top grossing world tours, the “Concrete And Gold” tour has seen the FOO FIGHTERS reaching new peaks of their estimable powers.
“FOO FIGHTERS keep going and going and going in epic Greensboro show,” wrote the Charlotte Observer, “If there’s one thing you can count on lately when you walk into a FOO FIGHTERS concert, it’s that you probably won’t get home until tomorrow.” The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported, “Having played and sung all night with a seemingly endless store of energy, Grohl noted as midnight approached, ‘I’m going to feel like I was run over by a truck tomorrow.'” And the Washington Post called the Anthem opener “a rock-and-roll clinic from FOO FIGHTERS,” adding “when it was time to officially open the venue… the Anthem called in the only band with the local roots and international fame that could pull it off: FOO FIGHTERS… That’s exactly what Grohl and friends did, treating the Anthem like a new leather jacket: turning something that glimmers with newness and making it feel as cozy as a childhood home.”
FOO FIGHTERS are Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee.