A petition has been launched with the purpose of getting the Foo Fighters to add an Adelaide leg to their Australian tour later this 12 months.
After a one-off live performance at Geelong’s GMHBA Stadium earlier this month – marking Australia’s first full-capacity stadium present by a world act because the COVID-19 pandemic started – Dave Grohl and co. revealed they would head back to Australia at the end of the year for a tour that presently consists of stops in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.
Jordan Dzwiniel, who launched the petition per week in the past, factors out that the Foo Fighters have all the time included Adelaide when saying Australian excursions – aside from one 12 months, in 2011. That point round, a petition launched with sufficient signatures to persuade them to schedule an Adelaide present, and the South Australian metropolis has by no means missed out since, till now.
At time of writing (March 14), the petition – which is addressed to promoters Frontier Touring – is presently sitting at round 6,450 signatures, with a aim of seven,500. See it here. Neither Foo Fighters nor Frontier have responded to the decision to date.
“All 20 tracks on the setlist are handled just like the classics they both are or will turn into, every one delivered with dazzling thrives not current on the information,” NME‘s Matt Doria wrote of the band’s Geelong present earlier this month in a five-star review.
“After enjoying these songs nigh-on 1000’s of occasions, they’ve bought all of them nailed down to a T, every beat walloping and every lick hovering.”
The historic live performance additionally saw the band pay tribute to the late Michael Gudinski, nearly precisely a 12 months since the Mushroom Group founder’s passing in March of 2021. “I would really like to dedicate this final track to an outdated pal, who’s not right here with us tonight – an individual that all the time introduced us over right here, took care of us and made us glad – a candy man, who made all the things enjoyable Down Beneath,” Grohl stated.
“We might not be the band that we’re in the present day, right here in Australia, if it wasn’t for the nice, late Michael Gudinski. I by no means understood one phrase that motherfucker stated, man – I swear to god, I couldn’t inform what he was saying. However I do know that he was full of affection. So let’s give it again to him.”
The band then performed their last track of the night – ‘Everlong’ – with a fireworks show and a picture of Gudinski projected onto the primary display screen. Drummer Taylor Hawkins wore a Mushroom Group shirt all through the present, and his bass drum featured a photograph of Gudinski.