The band played their first headlining show since Taylor Hawkins’ passing last night
After playing their first live headlining show since Taylor Hawkins’ passing, Foo Fighters have revealed another new song “Show Me How” featuring a special guest vocal appearance by frontman Dave Grohl’s daughter, Violet Grohl. It is the third taste of their forthcoming album But Here We Are. It follows the previously revealed “Under You” and “Rescued.” The new album arrives on June 2 via Roswell/RCA and will be available on black vinyl, white vinyl, CD, cassette, and digital download.
Watch the official Tim Kellner-directed visualizer for “Show Me How” below now and stream it HERE.
Last Sunday (May 21), Foo Fighters confirmed new drummer Josh Freese. The band announced Freese during their live stream rehearsal for their upcoming tour dates. He becomes the third drummer to sit behind the kit for Foo Fighters since Taylor Hawkins’ untimely death last March. Also during the live stream, Grohl revealed that he played drums on the new album.
Last night, Foo Fighters made their return to the stage at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, New Hampshire.
Following the departure of drummer William Goldsmith during the recording sessions for Foo Fighters’ debut LP The Colour and the Shape, Taylor Hawkins official joined the band in the spring of 1997. He made his studio debut on 1999’s There Is Nothing Left To Lose (Roswell/RCA). Hawkins went on to play on every record until 2021’s Medicine at Midnight. The record hit No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and took the top spot in several other countries. The album garnered the band three GRAMMY® Awards, including Best Rock Song (“Waiting on a War”), Best Rock Performance (“Making a Fire”), and Best Rock Album.
Foo Fighters’ last live performance with Hawkins was in Buenos Aires’ Hipódromo de San Isidro at Lollapalooza Argentina.
This spring, Foo Fighters have a full festival docket. The band will perform at Boston Calling, Sonic Temple, Bonnaroo, Sea Hear Now, Riot Fest, and more. Last year, Foo Fighters were slated to perform at Boston Calling as well as Welcome to Rockville, but canceled in the wake of Hawkins’ passing. The band’s 2023 headlining performances will take place across the U.S. though October. The Breeders, Garbage, The Pretty Reckless, Wet Leg, and Taipei Houston will serve as special guests on select dates. Tickets for all shows are on sale now HERE.
Additionally, Foo Fighters will be headlining The Ohana Festival at the end of September. The annual outing takes place in Dana Point, California on September 29 through October 1, with Foo Fighters closing it out on the final day. The Killers and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder are also headlining, along with performances from HAIM, Father John Misty, The War on Drugs, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, and more.