It’s been three years since Foo Fighters last album, Sonic Highways hit stores. Their rock ways haven’t left them because the band is back with the announcement of a new album. Their ninth album, titled Concrete and Gold is set to be released on September 15th via Roswell Records / RCA Records.
Dave Grohl, lead singer of Foo Fighters expressed in a mission manifesto of the new album stating that; “I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever. To make a gigantic rock record but with Greg Kurstin sense of melody and arrangement.” The blueprint was conceived as “Motherhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper…or something like it.”
Concrete and Gold is produced by Greg Kurstin who helped produced some amazing pop acts such as Adele, Pink and Sia. This is the first time that Kurstin and Grohl have teamed up. Grohl had been a fan of Kurstin since he first heard of his Indie Pop duo, The Bird & the Bee saying that “It blew my mind… it was so much more sophisticated than anything I’d ever heard and I became obsessed.” Since Grohl was eager to find fresh challenges for the band and Greg, who has never made a heavy rock band before, it seemed like a perfect fit. Grohl puts it: “Our noise and Greg’s big brain and all of his sophisticated arrangements and composition.”
Pre-order of Concrete and Gold is available digitally and on Vinyl.
The full track listing for Concrete and Gold is:
3. Make It Right
4. The Sky Is A Neighborhood
5. La Dee Da
6. Dirty Water
8. Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)
9. Sunday Rain
10. The Line
11. Concrete and Gold
Fans of the rock band will get a first glimpse and a chance to experience the new album for the first time when the band performs it at their very own music festival. The one day fest is called Cal Jam 17 and was inspired by the 1974 California Jam in Ontario California.
Like the original California Jam before, Grohl’s vision will stay in the same spirit with a one day marathon of eating, drinking and music that will stretch out all day and night. The music fest will feature an extraordinary lineup including; Queens of the Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood, Japandroids, Wolf Alice, Bob Mould, The Struts, Bully, Circa Waves, Babes in Toyland, Adia Victoria, Fireball Ministry, The Obsessed, Pinky Pinky, Starcrawler and White Reaper. Music isn’t the only thing on the list of activities one can experience at Cal Jam, the one day fest offers a fun packed day full of camping, carnival rides, a water park, attractions, a mobile recording studio and much more. Cal Jam 17 will take place on October 7 in San Bernardino, California.
Foo Fighters will follow Cal Jam 17 with a full tour starting October and will go through December. Along with Cal Jam and their autumn tour, Foo Fighters will perform at the Voodoo Music and Arts Festival in October at the City Park, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Sales for the tour will be available to purchase on June 29th at 10am. To get the whole bang information on how to sign up for pre-sale of the tickets should visit the Foo Fighters official website. Fans who have Capital One will have early access to buy tickets which will start Monday on June 26th at 9am.
Foo Fighters tour dates for the Concrete and Gold 2017 can be viewed below.
Foo Fighters 2017 Tour Dates:
06/24 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
06/29 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival
06/30 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/02 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/06 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
07/07 – Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive Festival
08/19 – Osaka, JP @ Summer Sonic
08/20 – Tokyo, JP @ Summer Sonic
09/10 – Berlin, DE @ Lollapalooza Berlin
10/07 – San bernardino, CA @ CAL JAM 17
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
11/07 – Madison, WI @ Kohl Center
11/08 – 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
11/18-19 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Corona Capital
12/01 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
12/02 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
12/04 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
12/05 – Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Arena
12/07 – Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Center
12/09 – Billings, MT @ Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
12/10 – Casper, WY @ Casper Events Center
12/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
To get another look inside Concrete and Gold, take a listen to another track from the upcoming album titled “The Sky is a Neighborhood.”