Foo Fighters tour has sold more than 750,000 tickets in North America
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Foo Fighters resumed the North American leg of their 2017 Concrete And Gold world tour on Tuesday night (November 7th) as ticket sales for the trek fast approached 750,000 in North America alone. The tour kicked off on October 7th in front of 30,000 fans at the group’s own Cal Jam 17 and has since played to full houses in Washington, D.C., Richmond, Virginia, Greensboro, North Carolina, Cincinnati and more, with upcoming shows in Houston, Dallas, Tampa, Philadelphia, Toronto and New York sold out well in advance.
Frontman Dave Grohl said a while back that he’s been thrilled with each stage of the band’s growth as a live attraction: “The first tour we did, we were playing to maybe, I don’t know, 500 people a night or something like that, you know. And then that turned into doing theatres and so you get to that stage where you’re playing to 1,200 people and you’re like, ‘Man, I could do this for the rest of my life, this is great.’ And then you get to the point where you’re playing to like 5,000 people a night, and then you start selling out arenas and you’re like, ‘God, I can’t believe that we’ve gotten to this point.’ And then you start selling out stadiums, and it just keeps on getting better, you know.”
- The 2017 leg of the Concrete And Gold tour winds down o New Year’s Eve (December 31st) at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
- The tour’s North American run resumes April 18th in Austin, Texas and will continue through the summer, including a July 29th return to Chicago’s Wrigley Field and a two-night stand at Boston’s Fenway Park.
- Concrete And Gold is the Foos’ ninth studio album and debuted at Number One on the Billboard 200 album chart in September.