Foo Fighters’ Upcoming Saturday Night Live Performance Cancelled

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As the Foo Fighters prepare to perform a multitude of upcoming live shows, the band was also set to make an appearance on Saturday Night Live; however, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter, that performance is now canceled.

At the time of this writing, the WGA (Writers Guild of America) is currently on strike, fighting for fair pay and a contract that “includes protections to ensure that writing survives as a sustainable profession.”

Among the TV shows and projects impacted by this strike, Saturday Night Live is one of them. At the time of this writing, Saturday Night Live has gone dark.

On May 1st, the WGA posted a statement online regarding their decision to strike. Among the comments provided in the statement, the WGA shares, “Over the course of the negotiation, we explained how the companies’ business practices have slashed our compensation and residuals and undermined our working conditions.”

For this current season of Saturday Night Live, the finale was going to feature White Lotus actor Jennifer Coolidge as the host and Foo Fighters were going to be the musical guest.

Perhaps when SNL returns, we’ll see the Foo Fighters perform on the show once again.

In other Foo Fighters-related news, the band recently announced they have a new album coming out and shared a new song.

The new Foo Fighters album, But Here We Are, will be released on June 2nd.

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Upcoming Foo Fighters 2023 tour dates

  • 05/24 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
    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
    09/17 – 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