Yesterday, May 24th, the Foo Fighters performed their first headlining show since the passing of their drummer Taylor Hawkins. Hawkins passed away last year on March 25th at the age of 50; he had been with the Foo Fighters since 1997.
The band took to the stage at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, NH with their new live drummer Josh Freese. This show also represents the band’s first headlining performance playing with Freese.
The Foo Fighters played a 21-song set featuring both classics and new tracks.
As noted by Blabbermouth, among the new songs they played, the band performed “Rescued,” “But Here We Are,” and “Nothing At All.”
It must be an odd mix of emotions for the Foo Fighters to be out and performing once again; for one, it must feel good playing live music and reconnecting with fans; but also, it must feel incredibly tough and sad for them to be playing without Hawkins. Hawkins was such an incredible talent and a wonderful human being; his legacy will live on in the lives he impacted and through his amazing art.
If you are interested in seeing footage from this recent show, you will find several fan-captured videos of the performance below.
Throughout this upcoming summer and into the fall, the Foo Fighters will be playing a lot; below these videos, you can find the band’s upcoming tour dates.
Upcoming Foo Fighters 2023 tour dates
- 05/26 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling
05/28 – Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple
05/30 – Washington, DC – The Atlantis
06/02 – Nürburgring, DE – Rock am Ring
06/04 – Nürnberg, DE – Rock im Park
06/14 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
06/16 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
06/18 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival
07/08 – Quebec City, QC – Festival D’ete De Quebec
07/12 – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Bluesfest
07/15 – Milwaukee, WI – Harley Davidson Homecoming
07/29 – Naeba, JP – Fuji Rock
08/04 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena *
08/08 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre *
08/10 – Stateline, NV – Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s *
08/11-13 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival
09/03 – Aspen, CO – Aspen Snowmass
09/09 – Sao Paulo, BR – The Town
09/15 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
09/17 – Asbury Park, NJ – Sear.Hear.Now Festival
09/19 – Virgina Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach *
09/21 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
10/01 – Dana Point, CA – Ohana Festival
10/03 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheater
10/05 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
* = w/ The Breeders