In that time, the band and their fans have gone through an emotional rollercoaster. Out of all the darkness, one bittersweet bright moment came when Taylor’s teenage son Shane sat in with his father’s band last September for a rendition of their classic, “My Hero.”
Having recently made their return to the stage, Foo Fighters performed their second comeback show last Friday, May 26, at the Boston Calling Festival.
The famed rock group has been touring with esteemed session drummer Josh Freese behind the kit, while band leader (and legendary drummer in his own right, to say the very least) Dave Grohl handled percussion in the studio on their upcoming album.
Freese might be their drummer, but for their Boston Calling gig they pulled out the big guns with an extremely special guest.
Shane Hawkins yet again joined the Foo Fighters onstage to play drums on a powerful rendition of “I’ll Stick Around”, an early hit song off of their 1995 self-titled debut.
Dave Grohl and the boys have a number of North American concerts coming up, with hints of a European tour later on.
The Foo Fighters will release their new album But Here We Are next Friday, June 2.
Check out fan-filmed footage of their performance with Shane below:
Foo Fighters 2023 Tour Dates:
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