The Foo Fighters have announced a tiny club gig in Los Angeles for vaccinated fans on Tuesday, June 15th at the 610-capacity Canyon Club.
In honor of the band's 26th anniversary in 2021, tickets will be available for just $26. They'll be available for purchase starting today (June 13) for anyone over the age of 21 only in person. Buyers will need to provide a picture ID and proof of vaccination, having had their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago, in order to get a maximum of two non-transferable tickets.
The event will act as a warm-up for the Foo Fighters' headline gig at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday, June 20. It will be the first full-capacity event at the historic arena in over 450 days. The band will perform in front of over 21,000 concertgoers, all of whom must provide proof of vaccination to gain admission.
Last week, a tiny but outspoken group of anti-vax Foo Fighters fans denounced the band over the show, with one especially irate fan declaring that they "never believed the Foo Fighters would endorse suppression, segregation, and discrimination."
The band will perform six headline performances in the Midwest, Oklahoma, and New Mexico next month, with the promise of "many more to come." They also have a long list of festival appearances coming up, including Lollapalooza Chicago and Bonnaroo this year, as well as Boston Calling and Rock In Rio next year (for its Lisboa edition).
They'll also visit the UK and Europe in 2022 for a recently rescheduled run of headline shows.
The Foos will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside Jay-Z, The Go- Go's, Carole King, Todd Rundgren, and Tina Turner in October. “I don't believe any of us ever dreamed this would happen,” Dave Grohl said last month in response to the news. He claimed in February that former Police drummer Stewart Copeland should be the one to induct the group into the Hall Of Fame.
Foo Fighters' tenth full-length album, 'Medicine At Midnight,' was released in February. It was supported by the singles ‘Shame Shame' (which premiered on Saturday Night Live and was later performed on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert), ‘No Son Of Mine' (for which the band released a live music video and declared it an homage to Motörhead's Lemmy), ‘Waiting On A War' (which was followed by a stirring music video and performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live), ‘Chasing Birds', and ‘Making Love'.
The record received a four-star review from NME, which described it as "an injection of delight" and "the soundtrack to the summer we all crave."
Grohl and Mick Jagger collaborated on the surprise single "Eazy Sleazy" in April, which NME called "lockdown in a song."
Grohl and the Foo Fighters have been particularly active in aiding victims of the coronavirus outbreak. The band collaborated with bike manufacturer Brompton earlier this year to construct special one-of-a-kind bikes that were auctioned off for Crew Nation, Live Nation's philanthropic initiative that assists those in the music business who have been laid off due to the epidemic.
The band also performed at the Vax Live festival in May and for the Rock-N-Relief charity Livestream in March. Brian Johnson of AC/DC joined the Foo Fighters for a version of ‘Back In Black,' and the concert raised £214 million for worldwide immunization efforts.
Grohl, together with Killer Mike of Run The Jewels and Quincy Jones of Quincy Jones, was named to a new advisory board in the United States at the start of the year to help artists affected by the pandemic. He published a list of record recommendations for children who were being homeschooled throughout the pandemic the following month.
Aside from the Foo Fighters, Grohl has been working on a number of projects, including his documentary What Drives Us and his upcoming biography The Storyteller: Tales Of Life And Music.