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Foo Fighters Are Making A Return Trip To Wrigley Field Next Summer

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 23, 2017 4:54PM

Foo Fighters, photo by Jim Kopeny / Tankboy

Dave Grohl loves Chicago. He's credited the city for getting his start in rock and/or roll, and obviously takes great joy in playing here. We've been lucky enough to get a number of small club shows from his band Foo Fighters over the years, most recently last summer's now legendary Metro gig, and he obviously takes great delight in doing special shows in Chicago.

The band is touring behind their latest album Concrete and Gold, and the band has been riding high on mixing experimentation with a return to their more straightforward rock roots. Concrete and Gold takes the straightforward approach of 2011's Wasting Light and expands it with some of the textures the band explored while recording its 2014 follow up Sonic Highways, to produce an album that is probably the band's most mature, yet still ferociously rocking, effort to date. It's unusual for a band to produce material two decades into their career that rivals some of their earliest releases for passion and drive, but Grohl and his band are on quite the hot streak right now.

I admit I thought the band was a shoo-in for a headlining slot in next year's Lollapalooza since the timing just seemed so perfect, but that would have come with time constraints so I was anticipating that probability with mixed emotions. Well, with this morning's announcement the band will play Wrigley Field on July 7, 2018, it appears Lolla is off the table and Chicago is getting a show dedicated to the Foos. There's been no whisper of who will be opening the show, but if their 2015 Wrigley Field show is any indication, we can probably expect a number of band Grohl counts as Chicago influences on his music will be on the bill.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. If you're a Capital One cardholder, there's a dedicated pre-sale beginning Monday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. Oooooh, fancy!