Foo Fighters ‘Unexpectedly’ Cancel Performance


The rock band Foo Fighters who were planned to be the final day headline act at the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix recently confirmed that their Sunday performance has been called off. Global music icons and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Foo Fighters were lined up to close out Sunday’s race day.

“Due to unforeseen medical circumstances, The Foo Fighters will not be performing at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yasalam After-Race Concert on Sunday, December 12,” the Yas Marina Circuit tweeted Saturday. Recently, Foo Fighters’ 2022 paycheck for a stadium show was revealed.

Foo Fighters issue statement

A statement issued by the band, who are the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees and 12-time Grammy award-winners  read, “The band apologises for any inconvenience or disappointment caused by this unexpected turn of events.”

However, it has been noted that the historic F1 finale weekend would go on as scheduled to settle the most intense title fight and crown a champion tomorrow in Abu Dhabi. Yasalam After-Race concerts follow the on-track action at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, featuring a selection of international stars.

The after-race concerts have been taking place every night since December 9 at Yas Island’s newly-renamed Etihad Park. It has been a huge success thus far, kicking off on December 9, Thursday with five-time Grammy award-nominated artist, Khalid, who marked his debut in the UAE, followed by three-time Brit award-winning artist Stormzy headlining Friday night. Lewis Capaldi is scheduled to perform at Etihad Park Saturday night.