August 27, 2012


Dave Grohl Says Foo Fighters Just Played "Last Show for a Long Time"

Marc Broussely
Marc Broussely

Foo Fighters' two-and-a-half hour headlining set at this weekend’s Reading Festival in England will be the band's last for the foreseeable future.  As NME reports, Dave Grohl told the crowd: "Well, well, well. The f--king Reading festival. You guys realize we've got a lot of songs to play. It's the last show of the tour and it's the last show for a long time.''

Of course, it's not actually their last show of the tour - they have at least three more Stateside shows lined up early next month - but still, it's a nice way to make the crowd feel special. 

It was also the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s legendary 1992 performance at the festival, which prompted Grohl to dedicate the Foo’s recent single “These Days” to his former band mates.  "I'd like to dedicate this song to a couple of people who couldn't be here tonight. This one's for Krist and this one's for Kurt.''

Grohl brought out his daughters Violet and Harper and played "Walk" and "Monkey Wrench" in their honor. And, as far as tour memories go, it's tough to top convincing 87,000 fans to sing happy birthday to your mom, which is exactly what Grohl managed to do, just as he did at Nirvana's 1992 show.

Watch below as they rip into "I'll Stick Around."