The group last performed on the show in 2020

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Next weekend, Foo Fighters are returning to Saturday Night Live. The band will serve as the show’s musical guest on October 28. Hit comedian Nate Bargatze will be the host of the show.

Foo Fighters were supposed to headline the show back in May, but their appearance was cancelled due to the ongoing writer’s strike in Hollywood. With the strike settled, Foo Fighters are finally returning to the SNL stage for the first time since November of 2020. The season premiere of SNL aired last weekend. Rapper Ice Spice was the musical guest, and former longtime SNL cast member Pete Davidson returned to host.

Foo Fighters made their first appearance on SNL in December of 1995, just five months after their self-titled debut album dropped. They would go on to appear on the show seven more times. On May 19, 2012, the band appeared on SNL, peforming with host and musical guest, Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones. Foo Fighters joined Jagger for a medley of Stones’ tunes “19th Nervous Breakdown” and “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It).” Dave Grohl and company were so excited to perform with Jagger, but they already had a headlining show on the books that very same night. In a 2021 interview with Howard Stern, Dave Grohl revealed that the band took a helicopter to New York City to soundcheck for SNL, flew back for their gig in Jersey, then back again for the SNL performance.

Revisit a clip of Foo Fighters’ performance of their hit song “Times Like These” from their 2020 SNL slot below, as well as their mash-up with Mick Jagger and the Howard Stern interview detailing the whole ordeal.

Next summer, Foo Fighters are embarking on a full United States tour. It is a full, proper tour after sporadically performing across North America throughout 2023. The run begins with back-to-back shows at Citi Field in New York on July 17 and July 18, and wraps up on August 18 at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, where frontman Dave Grohl’s old house recently hit the market. Very special guests for the trek will be The Pretenders, The HivesMammoth WVH, Amyl and The Sniffers, Alex G, and L7 on select dates. More shows are set to be added to the tour very soon. Check out the full tour itinerary below.

Over the past few weekends, Foo Fighters have headlined at Sea Hear NowRiot FestLouder Than Life, and The Ohana Festival in addition to their own tour dates. The band’s song “Under You” – the second single from their latest album – recently topped Billboard’s Rock & Alternative Airplay, Alternative Airplay, and Mainstream Rock Airplay charts. The track gave Foo Fighters their eleventh No. 1 hit on the Rock & Alternative Airplay chart, keeping them in the lead for most ever in front of Green Day, Cage the Elephant, and Imagine Dragons who each have six.

Before this U.S. leg next year, Foo Fighters are returning to the UK to kick off their Everything or Nothing at All Tour. The run begins on June 13 at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester and wraps up on June 27 Villa Park in Birmingham. Special guests for the shows will be Loose Articles, Courtney Barnett, Honeyblood, Shame, Himalayas, Hot Milk, and GRAMMY® Award winners Wet Leg on select dates. Foo Fighters’ newest LP debuted at No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart, and the UK Rock & Metal Albums Chart.

Foo Fighters’ new album, But Here We Are, arrived on June 2. The album peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200, and topped Billboard’s Rock and Alternative Albums charts. It marked the band’s first release without late drummer Taylor Hawkins since he joined the band for 1999’s There Is Nothing Left to Lose. Dave Grohl recorded all the drums on But Here We Are. The record marks the first release It is available now on black vinyl, white vinyl, CD, cassette, and digital download.