June 05, 2023


Foo Fighters Set to Rock Australian Stadium in November

Foo Fighters pay tribute to late drummer Taylor Hawkins

By Ellen James June 05, 2023
Rock legends to embark on Down Under tour in late 2023 and early 2024
Rock legends to embark on Down Under tour in late 2023 and early 2024

The Rockers have announced their upcoming tour dates in Australia and New Zealand, set to take place from November to December 2023. 

Following this, they will head to Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington in January 2024. 

This tour comes in the wake of the band's latest album release, titled But Here We Are, which features heartfelt lyrics from frontman Dave Grohl, expressing his profound grief over the loss of his best friend, Hawkins.

Tragically, Hawkins passed away unexpectedly in his hotel room last year at the age of 50, mere hours before the Foo Fighters, the band in which he was a vital member, were scheduled to perform at a festival in Colombia. 

The Rockers' Australian stadium shows will commence on November 29 in Perth, followed by performances in Adelaide on December 2, Melbourne on December 4, Sydney on December 9, and Brisbane on December 12. 

Tickets for their concerts will be available for purchase starting Thursday, June 15.

Additionally, an exclusive American Express Pre-sale will begin on Friday, June 9, offering fans the opportunity to secure their seats ahead of the general public.

The band honored Hawkins by performing Cold Day In The Sun, a song he sang prior to his tragic passing in March 2022. 

This emotional moment at the Boston Calling Music Festival served as a poignant reminder of the enduring bond between the band members and their commitment to keeping Hawkins' memory alive. 

Frontman Dave Grohl approached Shane, engaging in a brief conversation. A wide grin spread across Grohl's face, followed by laughter, as he made his way back to the center stage, microphone in hand. 

With his guitar securely strapped over his shoulder, Grohl, aged 54, openly shared a humorous confession with the audience. 

He revealed, "He just told me, hey, say something, I've got to fix the snare [drum]."