Foo Fighters' newest tour will bring them neither to arenas or clubs, but to their fans' garages.
To promote their new album, which was recorded in Dave Grohl's garage, the American rockers have announced that they will visit eight garages from New York to Seattle – with a stop in Toronto – performing songs from Wasting Light. The gigs will take place in April, preceding the band's larger summer tour, and as warm-up gigs you can't get much smaller. Whereas the Foos will play for some 65,000 people in Milton Keynes in July, fans have the chance to bring the group – and 50 friends – to their own driveways, squeezing in among old tyres and power tools.
To enter the garage contest, fans have just 25 words to make their case for a private concert. As for those who don't own garages – poor sods living with their mums, students in basement flats – perhaps it's time to invest in real estate. Grohl certainly made full use of his garage in California's San Fernando valley. "I literally backed the mini-van out of the garage, pulled the lawnmower out, put a drum set in it and set up mics," he told Q magazine.
"We soundproofed the garage door so that my neighbours wouldn't call the cops." The Foos didn't just record their seventh studio album there, they also documented the experience with a documentary, which premiered this week at SXSW.
Wasting Light will be released on 11 April.
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