Foo Fighters will do a special unplugged acoustic performance, with Dave Matthews Band playing a surprising role, just a few weeks before the 27th anniversary of Nirvana’s iconic MTV Unplugged performance. The performance is a benefit for venues struggling due to the pandemic, and will take place at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on Saturday.
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Foo Fighters did an acoustic tour in 2006, later releasing the live album Skin and Bones. The Foos last performed live in January, with two short performances. The first was on January 24th at the MusiCares Person of the Year show, where they played two songs to honor Aerosmith.
On January 28th they performed at the Grammy Salute to Prince. Foo Fighters were scheduled to tour in 2020 to celebrate their 25th anniversary, with a new album and new documentary from Dave Grohl set for release.
Dave Grohl and his extended family have spent most of the pandemic in Hawaii, enjoying some time in the sun. Foo Fighters are eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, so the band are likely hoping concerts will be allowed again so they can celebrate a likely induction. Dave Grohl just discussed wanting to quit Foo Fighters.