Foo Fighters Announce 'Concrete and Gold' Album & Tour

The LP and the shows all come this fall.

Written by Emilee Lindner • Photography by Getty Images • June 20, 2017

Foo Fighters have been ramping up to new music all year, and now the band has made it official: their new album, Concrete and Gold, will be out September 15. And a tour will kick off shortly afterward.

The album, which contains previously heard tracks "Run" and "The Sky is a Neighborhood," was produced by Greg Kurstin, the same dude behind Sia and his band The Bird & The Bee. "I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever," Dave Grohl said in a statement. "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."

Grohl explained that he became obsessed with the intricacies on The Bird & The Bees' "Again and Again," a song off their 2007 self-titled album. "So I think maybe Greg is the guy that we ask to be our producer, because he’s never made a heavy rock record before and we’ve never worked with a pop producer," Grohl said. Concrete and Gold was mixed and engineered by Darrel Thorp (Beck, Radiohead) and recorded in secret at Hollywood’s EastWest studios.

Foo Fighters are set to headline Glastonbury on Saturday and will rock Cal Fest in October, but the band also announced a whole slew of tour dates in support of the album. Check them out at get tickets, which go on sale June 29 at 10 a.m. local time. The Capital One presale starts June 26 at 9 a.m. local time.



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Foo Fighters Concrete and Gold U.S. tour dates:

Oct. 07 - San Bernardino, CA - Cal Jam 17 @ Glen Helen Regional Park 
Oct. 12 - Washington DC - The Anthem (SOLD OUT)
Oct. 14 - Richmond, VA - Richmond Coliseum
Oct. 15 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
Oct. 17 - Columbia, SC - Colonial Life Arena
Oct. 18 - Knoxville, TN - Thompson-Boling Arena
Oct. 20 - Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena
Oct. 21 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena
Oct. 23 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
Oct. 24 - Memphis,TN - FedExForum
Oct. 26 - Birmingham, AL - Legacy Arena at The BJCC 
Oct. 28 - New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
Nov. 07 - Madison, WI - Kohl Center
Nov. 08 - Champaign, IL - State Farm Arena
Nov. 10 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
Nov. 11 - Sioux Falls, SD - Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Nov. 13 - Wichita, KS - INTRUST Bank Arena
Nov. 15 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
Dec. 01 - Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
Dec. 02 - Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center
Dec. 04 - Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena
Dec. 05 - Eugene, OR - Matthew Knight Arena
Dec. 07 - Nampa ID - Ford Idaho Center
Dec. 09 - Billings MT - Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
Dec. 10 - Casper WY - Casper Events Center
Dec. 12 - Salt Lake City UT - Vivint Smart Home Arena