In the run up to a hectic festival season, which will see them play Glastonbury, Rock Werchter, Open’er, Mad Cool and more, Foo Fighters have been back on the live stage.
Although we’re expecting some raucous, anthemic sets from them this summer, the Foos toned the noise levels down a fair notch for one of their latest performances. Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins were playing the Acoustic-4-A-Cure benefit concert, raising money for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hostpial in San Francisco recently (just adding even more weight to Dave’s ‘Nicest Guy In Rock’ tag, not that he needed it).
Everyone was in for a bit of a special treat too, because as well as seeing them in more intimate surroundings, the duo aired a brand new track! As reported by Stereogum, Dave said that the new song is called ‘The Sky Is A Neighbourhood’ and said of its debut live appearance: “I figured on the way up here, I thought, ‘Fuck it, let’s play a new song, man’.” The Foos last released an EP in 2015, with ‘Saint Cecilia’. With all these festival slots in the works too, could a new album be lingering ever-closer on the horizon?
Watch them play ‘The Sky Is A Neighbourhood’ below.
Foo Fighters will play Rock Werchter (29th June-2nd July), Open’er (28th June-1st July) and Mad Cool (6th-8th July), where DIY is an official media partner. Tickets are on sale now. Visit diymag.com/presents for more information.