Words by Shelley Te Haara
Foo Fighters return to rock stadiums across Australia and New Zealand in support of their ninth studio album, Concrete and Gold, playing Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium February 3rd 2018.
“I think it’s our most psychedelic record, and our weirdest,” Hawkins says.
Foo Fighters last played here in New Zealand to a very crowded Mt Smart Stadium in 2015, on their 20th Anniversary World Tour, supporting their eighth album Sonic Highways. To top off what is expected to be one hell-of-a-show, American alt-rockers Weezer will joining Foo Fighters as their very special guests at all Australian and New Zealand shows. This will be Weezer‘s third AU & NZ tour ever in an illustrious 25+ year career. Each Australian and New Zealand show will feature a local opener.
Surf punk three-piece Cosmic Kahuna will open the Perth show. Their mix of punk rock attitude and heavy metal riffs, bound together by the true grit of rock and roll, will get your blood pumping from the very first riff.
Amyl and the Sniffers will open the Adelaide show. Since forming last year, the quartet has dished out their short, fast and much-loved punk rock to packed-out pubs across the country.
DZ Deathrays will once again join Foo Fighters on tour, opening their Brisbane show. The Brisbane thrash/party duo opened two shows on Foo Fighters’ 2011 tour and are back to treat audiences to their electrifying sound once more.
Revered rockers The Preatures will open the Sydney show, kicking off proceedings with a visceral live performance that has earned them a reputation of one of Australia’s most-acclaimed live acts.
Known and loved for their wild and chaotic live performances, hardcore outfit Clowns will open the Melbourne show. The crowd will bear witness to a performance that is equal parts dangerous and frivolous, strap in.
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. More information: www.frontiertouring.com/foofighters.