Dave Grohl played the Taylor Hawkins penned “Cold Day In The Sun” for Taylor Hawkins at Foo Fighters’ show last night, as seen below.
Foo Fighters embarked on their highly anticipated tour with a new drummer, Josh Freese, and their first official concert together was nothing short of spectacular. Taking place at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion At Meadowbrook in Gilford, New Hampshire, the event showcased the band’s electrifying energy and their ability to captivate audiences.
Kicking off the 21-song set with the lead single from their upcoming album, “But Here We Are,” titled “Rescued,” Foo Fighters set the tone for an unforgettable night. The crowd was treated to three other new tracks from the album, namely “Under You,” “Nothing At All,” and the title track itself, which were received with great enthusiasm by fans eager to hear fresh material.
The concert also brought some surprises and highlights. One standout moment was the band’s performance of “Cold Day In The Sun,” which hadn’t been played live for five years, creating an exhilarating atmosphere for long-time supporters. Moreover, Dave Grohl’s daughter, Violet, made a special appearance on stage, joining the band for a heartfelt rendition of “Shame Shame,” showcasing the Foo Fighters’ commitment to family and creating cherished memories.
The setlist for the evening was carefully crafted, incorporating beloved classics such as “Learn to Fly,” “Times Like These,” “The Pretender,” and “Everlong.” These anthems, alongside the pulsating energy of the new songs, resonated with the crowd, resulting in an atmosphere charged with excitement and nostalgia. Before Grohl would play ‘My Hero,’ he would breifly state that the song was “a long string of dedications.” Most likely meaning Taylor Hawkins, Kurt Cobain, and his mother.
The addition of Josh Freese as the band’s new drummer brought a fresh dynamic to the Foo Fighters’ sound. Known for his impeccable drumming skills and impressive track record with bands like Guns N’ Roses, A Perfect Circle, and Nine Inch Nails, Freese seamlessly integrated himself into the band’s lineup. His versatility and experience were evident as he flawlessly transitioned between genres, elevating the performance to new heights.
Foo Fighters’ first concert with new drummer Josh Freese was a resounding success, igniting a flame of anticipation for the band’s future performances. Their seamless blend of old and new material, coupled with the addition of Freese’s immense talent, created an unforgettable experience for fans. As the release of “But Here We Are” approaches, Foo Fighters continue to prove why they remain at the forefront of rock music even in the face of adversity.