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Foo Fighters is an American alternative rock band, founded in by musician Dave Grohl. After recording by himself what would become the album Foo Fighters , Grohl decided to recruit a full band with him as singer and guitarist. Taylor Hawkins took over the drums in after Goldsmith left the band. Smear left in being during the tour for second album The Colour and the Shape , with Franz Stahl becoming the guitarist for the remainder of the tour.
Afterwards Stahl left for creative differences, and while the band recorded There Is Nothing Left to Lose as a trio, for the tour they again had a second guitarist, Chris Shiflett. Smear eventually became part of the band's tour musicians in , and reed as a full-time member in The first Foo Fighters show took place on February 19 above a boat house in Seattle and was performed for friends and family; the band's first public show took place on February 23 on the Jambalaya Club in Arcata, California ; the band were in the area mixing the album and a local promoter asked the cover band The Unseen if Foo Fighters could open for them, which they agreed to; Grohl also played drums with The Unseen on a cover of Slow Down.
On the spring of starting on April , the Foo Fighters embarked on their first ever United States tour supporting Mike Watt along with fellow tour newbies Hovercraft , whose line-up included Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder at the time. As well as performing with their own bands, Grohl and Vedder each picked up a role as a member of Watt's backing band throughout the tour, supplying drums and guitar respectively.
The band promoted the release that summer by completing another US tour with Wool and Shudder to Think , with 25 concerts in little over a month. During this tour, Foo Fighters played several of their largest shows up to that point, making their debut on the festival circuit with performances at Pukkelpop , Reading and Lowlands. That fall, the band continued to tour extensively, completing a European tour with Built to Spill. The band then closed out the year with their first trips to Japan and Australia. Foo Fighters continued to tour in support of the album on into , performing at the Summersault Festival that January.
The band made an infamous appearance on the March 18, Rockline radio broadcast, where they performed acoustically. Included in the set was a version of "Wattershed" that contained improvised lyrics by Grohl, delivered in the vocal style of Fred Schneider from The B's. That same month Foo Fighters embarked on yet another US tour, this time with a revolving door of supporting acts, including that dog. Foo Fighters made an appearance at the first ever Tibetan Freedom Concert on June 15, , a high-profile festival organized by the Beastie Boys to benefit the cause of Tibetan independence , followed by a final tour of Europe that July, to close out support of the album.
Taylor Hawkins became the new drummer, while Smear remained with the band as a replacement was to be found. Another overseas tour followed in August before a return to the United States in September. Stahl, who played with Grohl in Scream , flew from a tour he was performing in Japan after getting the invitation to the band. It didn't take him long to go, 'Okay, I know what to do here. In July , the band interrupted sessions for their fourth studio album to play at British festivals. This was cut short when Hawkins suffered a drug overdose and fell into a coma for two weeks, leading the rest of the concerts of the tour to be canceled.
Initial sessions for the Foo Fighters' fourth studio album were inproductive, with escalating tensions and the band considering a break-up, but the band members decided to give another chance to the record after their performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April. One month later, the band rerecorded the album One by One. V Festival in August. As the band's fifth studio album, In Your Honor , was a double album featuring a disk of the band's regular rock sound and another with acoustic rock tracks, the related tour included this duality on the concerts, featured two shows per city, an electric one in arenas and an acoustic in smaller venues.
The tour began in the summer of , and ran through to June Smear remained for another six years as a touring musician before reing as a full-time member for the recording of Wasting Light. While the back-up band compiled for the In Your Honor tour — though with Jessy Greene instead of Petra Haden on the violin - remained to perform complex songs such as "Come Alive", a few tracks had more stripped-down arrangements. On December 21, , the same day the band's seventh album, Wasting Light , was finished, the band played a secret gig at the Tarzana, California bar Paladino's, on which four songs from the new record made their live debuts.
Next, the band headed to Australia and New Zealand to play benefit and promo shows. Then band then played at the 20th Anniversary of Lollapalooza in Chicago, during which part of their set was played in a rainstorm. The band then played some more European festival dates followed by an extensive North American tour. The band then closed out with a tour of Australia and New Zealand. The band had a tour of Asia scheduled, but the dates were cancelled due to Dave being ill.
Then band then commenced a tour of South America in Spring Throughout the summer, the band appeared at sporadic North American festivals. The band will be returning to Europe in August This tour marked the returns of songs that the band hadn't played in a long time, such as "Butterflies", "Winnebago", and Exhausted. Two years after the last tour, the Foo Fighters started to tour, promoting Concrete and Gold even before its release.
The Oceania leg had the band supported by Weezer, who had just put out the album Pacific Daydream. Main article: Sonic Highways World Tour. Main article: Concrete and Gold Tour. The Dave Grohl Story. Music Sales Group. ISBN Back and Forth documentary. Q Retrieved Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on Entertainment Weekly. Foo Fighters. Skin and Bones.
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