The Foo Fighters will headline the UK’s Reading and Leeds festivals next summer as part of a just-announced 2019 European tour.
“Do you love rock and roll???” asked the band. “More UK shows announced!”
The pair of festival events over the August 23-25 weekend – alongside fellow headliners Twenty One Pilots, The 1975 and Post Malone – will be preceded by another new tour addition: an August 17 appearance at Summer Sessions at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow.
Tickets for the new UK dates will go on sale on Friday, November 23 at 9am local time via the usual outlets.
While the Foo Fighters are enjoying a break for the upcoming holiday season, Dave Grohl will deliver the debut live performance his epic solo recording “Play” at Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam 30 benefit concert in Asheville, NC on December 8.
Grohl will be accompanied by other rockers – to be announced – to recreate the recently-released film and audio project that documents the live recording of a solo 23-minute composition that sees the multi-instrumentalist Foo Fighter perform the song on seven instruments over the course of three days in the studio.
The live debut will top the bill on the annual event’s second night – at the city’s US Cellular Center alongside appearances by Eric Church, Gov’t Mule, Jim James and Joe Bonamassa; the December 7 opening night will present live music from Grace Potter, Jamey Johnson, Marco Benevento, Mike Gordon, and a headline set of Pink Floyd covers by Gov’t Mule billed as “Dark Side Of The Mule.”
2019 European tour
Jun 19 – Pula, Croatia @ Pula Arena
Jun 21-23 – Scheeßel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival **
Jun 21-23 – Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany @ Southside Festival **
Jun 25 – Horsens, Denmark @ Faengslet, Denmark
Jun 27 – Bergen, Norway @ Koengen Fortress
Aug 17 – Glasgow, UK @ Summer Sessions
Aug 19 – Belfast, UK @ Vital Festival
Aug 21 – Dublin, Ireland @ RDS Arena
Aug 23 – Leeds , UK @ Leeds Festival
Aug 25 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival