Were you hoping to see the Foo Fighters in the not-too-distant future? You better hop into one of these few shows in September. According to Dave Grohl, the closing of the Reading Festival would be the “the last show for a long time.”
However. I would like to shed a little light on what it actually meant…or what I think it meant, if you haven’t already put it together. I think Dave meant that it would be the last show at Reading Festival for a long time. This based on my keen skills of deduction–aka, the fact that band has U.S. dates in September, as well as International dates that have already been booked. But after that…a break. OK?
Without a doubt, the Foo Fighters are one of the few incredibly popular rock bands of the 21st century, though I oft make the argument: They’re from the 90s. However they’re viewed, they continue to pump out hit music–no greater examples than the last two albums which seemed to lack any space between their releases. It was nose to the grindstone, record, release and tour, followed by nose to the grindstone, record, release and tour. This is in reference to Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, and Wasting Light. One could factually state, with the advent of the 21st century, these guys have been playing somewhere, or planning to play somewhere with no end in sight…until now.
What’s next? That’s what is so exciting, isn’t it? These guys, especially Grohl, have achieved enough that they’ll never be forgotten, and this break offers everyone associated with The Foo, an opportunity to pursue other interests, play in and on other musical projects or just do a whole lot of nothing. Much obliged to the band for the piles of goodies that we can enjoy until the next time around…after they finish this tour…so don’t freak out just yet.
If I’m wrong, and they just decide to cancel the rest of everything? That would be so Rock ‘n Roll.