Foo Fighters Reveal Fate Of Tour Dates Following ‘Family Emergency’


Foo Fighters have postponed two more tour dates in Nashville and Memphis due to the ‘family emergency’ they announced on Saturday. The Memphis concert has been rescheduled for May 3, 2018.

Foo Fighters’ show in Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday was rescheduled due to a family emergency. According to a press release, “The band sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience and looks forward to returning to rock Lexington in May.” The concert at the Rupp Arena has been rescheduled for 5/1, and all tickets for the show will be honored at the new date. Refunds are also available at the point of purchase.

Foo Fighters discussed working with producer Greg Kurstin on Concrete and Gold in a recent Guitar World interview.

t was an unlikely pairing, to be sure—a fact that wasn’t lost on Grohl’s bandmates. “One day, Dave said, ‘Hey, I invited Greg down to come see what we do,’ ” Smear recalls. As for whether Smear was familiar with Kurstin’s résumé? “Yeah, Dave probably mentioned it before he came down,” he says, then laughs. “Which was confusing.”
But, Smear continues, “then Greg came to the studio and I realized, Oh, you’re like us! You were some punk rock kid who played in weirdo bands, and somewhere along the line you happened to do that thing that now everyone knows you for. So Greg may have veered off into other directions like jazz and pop and stuff, but I got it. And we immediately got along.”

For Grohl, there was intentionality in pursuing Kurstin, who has a particular talent for crafting lush—and often left-of-center—harmonies, melodies and instrumental arrangements. “I think we all knew from the way Dave was talking even in the early stages that, sonically, musically, he wanted to do something different this time,” Shiflett says.