Do you want to celebrate the nation’s birthday in the nation’s capital?
Well, if you answered yes to all of those questions, then we’ve got news for you!
On Tuesday (March 3), the Foo Fighters “Foo-rmally invited” fans to the DC incarnation of their JAM fest. Initially launched in California, Dave Grohl and company are taking the single-day event across the country to the nation’s capital.
Dubbed DC JAM Fest, the music festival will include performances from Chris Stapleton, Pharrell Williams, the Go-Go’s, Band of Horses, Beach Bunny, and more.
In addition to the genre-bending acts, the event will also include a BBQ competition where attendees will get to sample the goods, a tailgate party, rides, games, and other attractions.
Doesn’t that just scream “Fourth of July celebration” to you?
DC JAM Fest will take place on the Fourth of July at the FedExField in Landover, Maryland. Tickets for the event go on sale this Friday, March 6, on the festival’s website.
Before taking over the FedExField in July, the Foo Fighters will embark on their 25th-anniversary tour. Dubbed the “2020 Van Tour,” the band’s touring route will be an exact replica of their first-ever outing in 1995. Talk about taking it back to the van days.
The tour kicks off on April 12 at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix and wraps up with their appearance at Boston Calling during the weekend of May 22-24. The full list of tour stops can be found here.
Lace up your shoes and pack up your bags, because you’re going to want to head to Boston this spring for the 2020 incarnation of Boston Calling.
On Tuesday (Jan. 28), Boston Calling organizers unveiled the rocking lineup for this year’s event. The Foo Fighters and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who were announced in November, will be joined by Rage Against the Machine as the “big print” names on the festival’s bill.
The Foo Fighter will headline the first night (Friday, May 22) of the three-day event while Rage Against the Machine will take over the main stage during the second night (Saturday, May 23). The Red Hot Chili Peppers will close out the weekend-long party during the third and final night (Sunday, May 24).
Rage Against the Machine’s appearance at Boston Calling is just another reunion show the group has planned for 2020.
In addition to the Foo Fighter, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Rage Against the Machine, this year’s lineup also includes The 1975, Liam Gallagher, Angels and Airwaves, PVRIS, Brittany Howard (of Alabama Shakes fame), the Struts, Run the Jewels, Banks, Koffee, Dreamers, PUP, Sharon van Etten, Dinosaur Jr. and more.
According to a statement from Boston Calling, more than 60 artists will perform on one of the festival’s five stages during the three days.
Tickets for Boston Calling are currently available for purchase here.
Boston Calling will take place during Memorial Weekend (May 22-24) at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, Mass. For more information about Boston Calling, tickets, or just general inquiries, head on over to the festival’s website here.
For those who have been sleeping on the outrageous Area 51 invasion, it all started as a joke on Facebook, like almost anything nowadays.
Since jokes tend to get out of hand quickly, millions of people RSVP’d to the “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us” event which prompted the Air Force to get involved. They even warned attendees that they “always stand ready to protect America and its assets.”
The Foo Fighters, Robert Plant, and the Zac Brown Band are just some of the acts that will make their way to Kentucky in the fall for this year’s Bourbon & Beyond music festival. On Tuesday (March 12), festival officials unveiled the lineup for the 2019 incarnation of the annual event.
Joining the aforementioned acts on the bill are: John Fogerty, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Nathaniel Rateliffe & the Night Sweats, Trey Anastasio Band, Leon Bridges, the Flaming Lips, Alison Krauss, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, +LIVE+, Grace Potter, Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, the Sensational Space Shifters (who were initially scheduled for 2018), and ZZ Top who will be celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2019.
In total, more than 45 musicians will take one of three stages during the three-day event.
As if the music portion of the festival wasn’t enough to get people stoked for the upcoming event, the three-day show’s centerpiece —Kroger’s Big Bourbon Bar presented by Louisville Courier-Journal— will feature more than two dozen hand-selected bourbons from top distilleries as well as a unique opportunity to enjoy bourbons and exclusive one-time specialty cocktails.
Angel’s Envy, 1972, Barrell Bourbon, Bloody Butcher’s Creed, Buffalo Trace, Coopers’ Craft, Elijah Craig, Four Roses, Kentucky Peerless, Michter’s, Old Forester, StoneHammer, and Wild Turkey are just some of the big names heading to Kentucky in September.
As part of their partnership with Kroger’s and their Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative, 25 cents from each ticket sold will be donated directly to Dare to Care Food Bank.
Because a person cannot live on alcohol alone, the festival will also include “a taste of Louisville” with selections from local and regional restaurants such as Boss Hog BBQ, Couvillion, Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar, Ehrler’s Ice Cream, Eli’s BBQ, Heine Brothers Coffee, Hull And Highwater, Joella’s Hot Chicken, Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen, Sarino, Seviche, and more.
Dubbed as the “world’s largest bourbon festival,” this year will also mark the first year that the event has expanded from two to three days.
Bourbon & Beyond will invade the new Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center during the weekend of Sept. 20 – 22. Several ticket packages are available for purchase on the festival’s website. They are currently offering several ticket options including three-day passes, single-day passes, and VIP experiences.
The daily lineup for Bourbon & Beyond can be found below
Friday, Sept. 20: Foo Fighters, John Fogerty, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Flaming Lips, +LIVE+, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Greensky Bluegrass, Blackberry Smoke, [artist TBA], Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Pearl, Mipso, Amythyst Kiah
Saturday, Sept. 21: Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Trey Anastasio Band, Alison Krauss, Grace Potter, Squeeze, Jenny Lewis, Del McCoury Band, Samantha Fish, The White Buffalo, Maggie Rose, Patrick Droney, The Travelin’ McCourys, Cedric Burnside, Ben Sollee
Sunday, Sept. 22: Zac Brown Band, ZZ Top, Leon Bridges, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Kurt Vile And The Violators, Margo Price, Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, White Reaper, Whiskey Myers, Southern Avenue, Caroline Jones, Dustbowl Revival, The Lil Smokies, Front Country
The inaugural Sonic Temple Art and Music Festival is about to show all other music festivals how to put together a rocking roster. On Monday (Nov. 26), Danny Wimmer Presents unveiled the lengthy lineup for the inaugural Sonic Temple Art and Music Festival. The forthcoming festival, which will replace Ohio’s long-running Rock on the Range, will feature some of the biggest names in the rock and metal genre.
The Foo Fighters, System of a Down, Disturbed, Bring Me the Horizon, the Prodigy, Ghost, Halestorm, Lamb of God, Chevelle, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and the Cult are just some of the major acts that will make their way to Columbus in mid-May.
Joining the aforementioned artists on the bill will be Tom Morello, Killswitch Engage, In This Moment, Parkway Drive, Beartooth, Scars on Broadway, Architects, Avatar, Bad Wolves, The Fever 333, Badflower, The Glorious Sons, Issues, Yungblud, H09909, Black Pistol Fire, Scarlxrd, Zeal & Ardor, Basement, The Black Dahlia Murder, and more.
In addition to the long-list of bands, Sonic Temple will also include a comedy and spoken word tent. Andrew Dice Clay, Henry Rollins, and Pauly Shore have been confirmed with more acts to be announced at a later date.
“Although in its inaugural year, Sonic Temple’s pedigree is proven, and its roots are strong; it made total sense for us to be involved,” System of a Down’s Shavo Odadjian said in a press statement. “One could argue that it was a long time coming. We’ll see you all in Columbus this May.”
Disturbed’s David Draiman mirrors Odadjian sentiment: “We are honored to share the stage with all of our amazingly talented friends and colleagues at the upcoming Sonic Temple Festival in Columbus, Ohio. Are You Ready?!?!”
The Sonic Temple Art and Music Festival will make its debut at the MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio during the weekend of May 17 – 19.
General admission tickets, VIP tickets, premium VIP tickets, and camping packages go on sale beginning this Friday, Nov. 30, at noon EST. For more information about the festival, tickets, or the artists, head on over to the festival’s website here.
The upcoming three-day event will replace Columbus’ long-running Rock on the Range Festival. Back in September, Danny Wimmer Presents announced plans to put an end to Rock on The Range, but assured rock and metal fans that something bigger would be coming.
“When we started Rock on the Range, there was no other festival in America quite like it but recently it became clear that we had different visions of where to take the festival next. The city of Columbus and our devoted rock fans deserve a one-of-a-kind, world-class festival, and that is exactly what Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival will bring to MAPFRE Stadium.”
The official poster for Sonic Temple can be seen below.
The Foo Fighters, Metallica, and Ryan Adams are just some of the acts that will take the stage at the beginning of the year to honor Chris Cornell’s legacy. On Tuesday (Nov. 13), it was announced that a massive tribute event will be held in mid-January to honor Cornell almost two years after his untimely death. Titled “I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell,” the concert will take place on Jan. 16, 2019 at the Forum in Los Angeles.
In addition to the previously announced acts, Cornell’s bands —Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple of the Dog— were confirmed as special guest performers for the evening.
Jimmy Kimmel will host the event and special guests are expected to attend.
“We are honored to have all these amazing artists and friends come together to pay tribute to and show their love and appreciation for Chris, his music and the mark he’s left on the world. We look forward to sharing this night with all the fans,” Cornell’s widow Vicky said in a press statement about the gathering.
Tickets for the event will go on sale beginning this Friday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. PST. Each ticket purchased for the tribute show will include a copy of Cornell’s self-titled career retrospective album.
Just when you thought the Welcome to Rockville 2018 lineup couldn’t get any better, festival organizers unveiled the complete list of artists set to invade North Florida in the spring of 2018. On Monday (Nov. 6) Danny Wimmer Present unleashed their epic lineup for their Jacksonville-based music festival. Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Stone Sour, Billy Idol, Queens of the Stone Age, and Ozzy Osbourne are just some of the big names that will take the stage during the first World’s Loudest Month music festival of the year.
“Since Welcome to Rockville’s inception seven years ago, I have been building towards this day: To bring not just the biggest rock festival in Jacksonville (or even Florida), but the biggest rock lineup in the United States to my hometown,” festival creator and producer Danny Wimmer said in a press release. “This is a triumph for me, my company, and the city that I love.”
Acts like The Used, Thrice, Underoath, Killswitch Engage, Black Veil Brides, Sevendust, Bullet For My Valentine, Atreyu, and many more will joined the aforementioned acts on the bill.
Welcome To Rockville tickets, VIP packages, as well as hotel and camping options are currently on sale on the music festival’s website here.
Welcome to Rockville 2018 will return to its home of Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Florida during the weekend of April 27-29, 2018. Last month, festival organizers revealed that 2018 would mark the first year that the music festival would expand from two days to three. For now, the daily lineup, with the exception of one unknown act, can be seen below.
Now that the cool fall season is upon us, many are probably reminiscing about the sunny days of spring and what usually comes with that time of year. The people behind some of the largest rock music festivals in the country are already getting a jump start on the warmer months by unveiling some big news for the 2018 edition of the World’s Loudest Month series. On Monday (Oct. 23), the people behind Danny Wimmer Presents officially announced that the Foo Fighters will be one of the headliners for the eighth the annual North Florida music festival.
“Next year’s [Welcome to] Rockville promises to be the biggest rock weekend Florida has ever seen and [the] Foo Fighters are only the beginning,” says festival producer and creator Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents. “I can’t wait to announce the full lineup for 2018.”
In addition to securing the Foo Fighters as one of the headliners for the Jacksonville-based music festival, Danny Wimmer Presents also confirmed that Welcome to Rockville will no longer be two days; it will now be a three-day music festival. The 2018 edition of the music festival will take place during the weekend of April 27 to April 29 at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Florida.
For Capital One members, VIP and general admission pre-sales tickets for Welcome to Rockville will go on sale beginning this Thursday, Oct. 26 at 10:00 a.m. EST. Pre-sales will then conclude a couple of days later on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 10:00 a.m. EST. For more information about the Capital One pre-sale, you can visit their website here.
For those who do not qualify for the Capital One pre-sales, general ticket sales will be available on Monday, Nov. 6 at noon EST. According to a press release from Danny Wimmer Presents, not only will tickets be available to the general public on that day, but festival organizers will also unveil the full lineup for the three-day music festival.
Welcome to Rockville will kick off the 2018 edition of the annual World’s Loudest Month festival series. The music festival series includes Carolina Rebellion, Fort Rock, Rock on the Range, Northern Invasion, and more.
A few weeks after releasing the lead single from their at-the-time-still-untitled new record, the Foo Fighters have officially uncovered some new album information. On Tuesday (June 20), the Seattle-founded band confirmed the release of their ninth studio album. The new record will be titled Concrete & Gold and is set to be released on Sept. 15 through Roswell Records/ RCA Records.
The new album finds the band teaming up with producer Greg Kurstin whose portfolio includes artists like Sia, Pink, and Adele. While it may seem odd to see one of rock’s hardest working bands team up with a producer whose resume predominantly features pop stars with radio-friendly tunes, it was Kustin’s work with own band, The Bird & The Bee, that brought the Foos to his front door.
“It blew my mind, ‘Again and Again,'” frontman Dave Grohl said in a press release about The Bird & The Bee’s song. “It was so much more sophisticated than anything I’d ever heard and I became obsessed.”
In the same release, Grohl also revealed how the group wanted to make the “biggest sounding” Foo Fighters album and having Kustin on board helped them reach that goal.
“I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever,” he said. “To make a gigantic rock record but with [producer] Greg Kurstin’s sense of melody and arrangement… Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper… or something like that.”
Prior to Concrete & Gold‘s confirmation, the Foos had already revealed three songs that will be on the 11-track album; “The Sky is a Neighborhood,” “La Dee Da,” and lead single, “Run.”
In support of the new album’s release, the group will spend the rest of the year touring internationally. Before hitting the European touring circuit, the guys will launch their own music festival named Cal Jam 17. Cal Jam 17 will take place n Oct. 7 in San Bernardino, California and will include performances by Queens of the Stone Age, Liam Gallagher, Japandroids, and many more. After that, they will head across the pond and make appearances at Glastonbury Festival, Sonic Summer Festival, Lollapalooza Berlin, and Rock the Beach.
Concrete & Gold is the highly anticipated follow-up to the group’s 2014 release, Sonic Highways. During their time away, they did release a surprise EP titled Saint Cecilia to hold fans over until the new album was completed. For now, the complete track listing can be seen below.
CONCRETE & GOLD TRACK LISTING:
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”
Days after getting the plug pulled on them at BottleRock (but continued to play anyways), the Foo Fighters have given fans a major surprise. On Thursday (June 1), the Seattle-founded band unveiled their first new song, and its accompanying music video, in nearly two years. The new song is titled “Run” while the six-minute video for the new tune was directed by frontman Dave Grohl.
The clip begins with an older gentleman sitting in a chair in what appears to be a retirement home. The nurse appears with his meal and medicine reminding him to “take his pills” in a not so nice manner. As the nurse leaves the room, he crumples the plastic cup with the pills and throws it to the side.
The scene soon shifts to a room filled with a lot more retirees sitting, facing a stage. On the small setup of a stage are the guys from the Foo Fighters also appearing as senior citizens. The song begins soft and slow which does not seem to entertain the geriatric audience. As the song begins to speed up its tempo, the older gentleman from the beginning of the clip gets up from his chair and heads over to a column and starts to climb it.
As he reaches the top, the rude nurse and her orderlies attempt to get him down to no avail. Instead of climbing down, the older gentleman jumps from the top, landing on the orderlies, and begins to crowdsurf. That’s when things start to go crazy and chaos ensues as the retirees begin to revolt against the retirement home and escape into the night. Watch the complete video for “Run” above.
“Run” is the Foo Fighters’ first new song since the release of 2015’s Saint Cecilia EP even though their full-length album was 2014’s love letter different recording studios in the United States, Sonic Highways. Last month, the group debuted a new song titled “The Sky Is a Neighborhood” jumpstarting rumors that their new studio album may be right around the corner.