Foo Fighters announce new album, “Concrete and Gold”; launching their own festival

Roswell Records/RCA RecordsSurprise! Foo Fighters have announced a new album. The ninth studio effort from Dave Grohl and company is called Concrete and Gold, and will be released September 15.

Concrete and Gold was produced by Greg Kurstin, who’s worked with Adele, Beck and Sia.

“I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever,” says Grohl in a statement. “To make a gigantic rock record but with Greg Kurstin’s sense of melody and arrangement…Motorhead‘s version of Sgt. Pepper…or something like that.”

To add to already exciting news, Foo Fighters will be launching their own festival, the Cal Jam 17, this fall. Taking place October 7 in San Bernardino, California, Cal Jam 17 features a headlining set from the Foos, plus performances by Queens of the Stone Age, Cage the Elephant, Royal Blood, Liam Gallagher, Wolf Alice and The Struts, among others.

And that’s not all! Foo Fighters have also announced their own headlining tour in support of Concrete and Gold. The tour kicks off with the opening show at The Anthem, a new venue opening in Washington, D.C., on October 12, and continues October 14 in Richmond, Virginia. It’ll wrap up December 12 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

For ticket info, visit FooFighters.com.

Here is the Concrete and Gold track list:

“T-Shirt”
“Run”
“Make It Right”
“The Sky Is a Neighborhood”
“La Dee Da”
“Dirty Water”
“Arrows”
“Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)”
“Sunday Rain”
“The Line”
“Concrete and Gold”

Here are the Foo Fighters fall tour dates:

10/7 — San Bernardino, CA, Cal Jam 17 at Glen Helen Regional Park
10/12 — Washington, DC, The Anthem
10/14 — Richmond, VA, Richmond Coliseum
10/15 — Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Coliseum
10/17 — Columbia, SC, Colonial Life Arena
10/18 — Knoxville, TN, Thompson-Boling Arena
10/20 — Cincinnati, OH, U.S. Bank Arena
10/21 — Lexington, KY, Rupp Arena
10/23 — Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
10/24 — Memphis,TN, FedExForum
10/26 — Birmingham, AL, Legacy Arena at The BJCC
10/28 — New Orleans, LA, Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
11/7 — Madison, WI, Kohl Center
11/8 — Champaign, IL, State Farm Arena
11/10 — Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena
11/11 — Sioux Falls, SD, Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
11/13 — Wichita, KS, INTRUST Bank Arena
11/15 — Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
12/1 — Fresno, CA, Save Mart Center
12/2 — Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center
12/4 — Spokane, WA, Spokane Arena
12/5 — Eugene, OR, Matthew Knight Arena
12/7 — Nampa ID, Ford Idaho Center
12/9 — Billings MT, Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
12/10 — Casper WY, Casper Events Center
12/12 — Salt Lake City UT, Vivint Smart Home Arena

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