Hearts, minds and attendance records are set to be blown in January and February 2018 as Foo Fighters return to rock stadiums across Australia and New Zealand in support of their ninth studio album Concrete and Gold (out 15 September on Roswell Records/RCA Records through Sony Music Entertainment Australia and New Zealand).
The 11-time Grammy-winning, 25+ million-record-selling stadium rock greats will welcome the new year with an epic tour that kicks off at Perth’s nib Stadium on Saturday 20 January, before touring Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, and wrapping up at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday 3 February.
Foo Fighters will be joined at all shows by very special guests Weezer, plus a local opener from each city on the tour.
Foo Fighters were last in Australia and New Zealand on their 20th Anniversary World Tour supporting their eighth album Sonic Highways, tearing through anthems including ‘Something From Nothing’ and perennial favourites ‘Everlong’, ‘Learn To Fly’, ‘Best Of You’ and ‘My Hero’, picking up the record as one of 2015’s top five grossing tours in the process:
Available for pre-order here, Concrete and Gold is the newest Foo Fighters music since 2015’s Saint Cecilia EP and the band’s first full-length album in three years. Concrete and Gold sees Foo Fighters add new dimensions to their trademark hard melodic rock n roll.
The public’s first taste of the new album came in the form of the most enthusiastically received single in Foo Fighters history, the surprise hard rock anthem of the year “Run”, and its time-traveling mind-warp of a video directed by Dave Grohl himself.
With producer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia, Pink) at the helm, Concrete and Gold seamlessly combines hard rock extremes and pop sensibilities across those singles and nine more incredible tracks.
These dates will be the first time Australian and New Zealand fans will experience tracks from Concrete and Gold live in all their glory, holding their own alongside Foo Fighters classics like ‘Walk’, ‘These Days’, ‘The Pretender’, ‘All My Life’ , ‘Times Like These’ among countless others.
American alt-rockers Weezer will be leaving ‘Beverly Hills’ behind to join Foo Fighters as their very special guests at all Australian and New Zealand shows on the Concrete And Gold World Tour. These will be Weezer’s first shows in our countries since their acclaimed Blue Album Memories shows in 2013, and only their third AU & NZ tour ever in an illustrious 25+ year career defined by tracks like ‘Say It Ain’t So’, ‘Buddy Holly’,‘Undone – The Sweater Song’, and ‘Island In The Sun’.
The release of Weezer’s eleventh studio album Pacific Daydream is slated for Friday 27 October through Warner Music, with lead singles ‘Feels Like Summer’ and ‘Mexican Fender’ already receiving buzz from fans and critics alike.
Each Australian and New Zealand show will feature a local opener – dynamic and driving Wellington punk band Ayn Randy will open the Auckland show. With a sound duly spiked with shout-a-long hooks, expect a set filled with plenty of urgent punk on rip-roaring songs.
Make no mistake: Foo Fighters’ Concrete and Gold Australian and New Zealand tour with special guests Weezer will be one for the history books. Act quick to secure your tickets to be part of one of the season’s most epic tours.
PRIORITY TICKET ACCESS FOR JB HI-FI ALBUM PRE-ORDERS
JB Hi-Fi customers in Australia and New Zealand who pre-order Concrete and GoldBEFORE 11pm AEST on Thursday 14 September will receive priority access to pre-sale tickets.
JB Hi-Fi pre-sale runs 24 hours from: Tue 19 Sep (10am AEST / 12noon NZST)
(or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted)
JB Hi-Fi pre-sale ticket limit: 4 per email address
One (1) code will be sent to the email used to pre-order per transaction.
Pre-order Concrete and Gold through JB Hi-Fi Australia OR JB Hi-Fi New Zealand.