|Nov 28, 2011||nib Stadium, Perth - Licensed/Unlicensed Areas|
|Dec 02, 2011||AAMI Park, Melbourne - All Ages|
|Dec 03, 2011||AAMI Park, Melbourne - All Ages|
|Dec 05, 2011||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide - All Ages|
|Dec 08, 2011||Allianz Stadium, Sydney - All Ages|
|Dec 10, 2011||Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast - All Ages|
|Dec 13, 2011||Western Springs Stadium, Auckland - All Ages|
Foo Fighters 2011
WITH SPECIAL GUEST
SET TO ROCK STADIUMS ACROSS AUSTRALIA & NZ!
The Frontier Touring Company are not just delighted, they're damn well besides themselves with giddy excitement, to announce what is arguably THE biggest rock concerts of the summer.
#1 chart-toppers the Foo Fighters are returning to Australia and New Zealand for stadium shows and they're bringing some pretty awesome friends in tow: none other than Tenacious D!
With over 15 years of experience, as documented in the band's recently released DVD Back And Forth (Sony) and as headliners of the world's most prestigious venues and festivals, Foo Fighters have become arguably the premiere live American rock act the world over. Their upcoming stadium tour will surely remind their Australian and New Zealand fans just how the band has achieved its mastery of the live element as Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear lead these colossal crowds in singalongs of such classics from their multi-platinum, 6 time Grammy Award winning catalogue as 'Everlong', 'The Pretender', 'Learn To Fly', 'All My Life', 'Best Of You', new staples 'Rope' and 'Walk' and more.
For their recently released seventh album, Wasting Light (Roswell Records through Sony), Foo Fighters returned to basics, recording in frontman Grohl's garage with producer Butch Vig and churning out 11 prime examples of the trademark mix of melody and brawn that has made them one of the most beloved bands on the planet. The press were quick to stamp their approval, including a 4 star lead review from Rolling Stone who praised the albums 'fuzz-box brawn, mosh-pit hurrah choruses and iron-horse momentum' and hailed it as 'the best Foos album since the first two'. The sentiment was echoed by the public as Wasting Light debuted at #1 in 12 countries, including the RIANZ and ARIA album charts, where it occupied a place in the Australian Top 10 for over 2 months.
It's no secret that Australia and New Zealand love the Foo Fighters and the sentiment is 100% reciprocated. Upon hearing of the natural disasters that affected Queensland and Christchurch earlier this year, the Foos were quick to donate their time and raise over $1 million for the relief funds:
"The Foo Fighters blitzed Brisbane's Riverstage last night and no one at the venue will ever forget it...when 10,000 people punch the air and sing along with a song like 'Generator' that's a lot of joy in the air when 10 weeks ago there was misery." Courier Mail
"Gigs like this don't come around very often...This was one of those heart-pumping special shows that you know you're lucky to be at." NZ Herald
If the Foo Fighters tour wasn't already exciting enough, no event can legitimately lay claim to the biggest rock concert of the year without including the band behind the "best song in the world". Oh yes, we're talking about the one and only Tenacious D aka. Jack Black and Kyle Gass who last blew fans away with their 2007 tour of Australia and New Zealand.
Jack Black's theatrical vocals and lyrical narrative coupled with Kyle Gass' manic guitar skills will shred stadium crowds to pieces and take them on a sonic voyage to rock heaven and back, delivering an audience primed for the Foo Fighters to take the stage.
Though it seems this line-up could not possibly get any better, Frontier Touring are not done yet. Stay tuned for further announcements to hear who else will be rounding out this spectacular bill!
Australia and New Zealand make yourself word perfect for every Foos and D tune out there and you just may be worthy of what is set to be one of the biggest - and best - rock concerts of the year!Expander Mobile Detection
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If the Foo Fighters tour wasn’t already exciting enough, no event can legitimately lay claim to the biggest rock concert of the year without including the band behind the “best song in the world”. Oh yes, we’re talking about the one and only Tenacious D aka. Jack Black and Kyle Gass who last blew fans away with their 2007 tour of Australia and New Zealand.
Jack Black’s theatrical vocals and lyrical narrative coupled with Kyle Gass’ manic guitar skills will shred stadium crowds to pieces and take them on a sonic voyage to rock heaven and back, delivering an audience primed for the Foo Fighters to take the stage.
The Frontier Touring Company are rapt to confirm the Foo Fighters' nationwide stadium tour this summer with special guests Tenacious D will now feature additional support - in the form of hardcore punk ensemble F**KED UP.
The Canadian band have been tearing up stages all around the globe for nearly a decade and their live shows are known to explode with pure, unadulterated mayhem, as affirmed by all who have witnessed their incomparable live experience.
Firing up the crowd in Perth and Adelaide will be CALLING ALL CARS (http://www.callingallcars.net) whose latest album Dancing With A Dead Man (Shock) debuted in the Top 5 on the all-Australian ARIA album chart and boosted the rock band further into the spotlight.
Brisbane thrash/party duo DZ DEATHRAYS (http://dzdeathrays.tumblr.com/) have had a massive year after releasing their Brutal Tapes EP in April (I Oh You)and since that point have simply have not stopped. Ahead of their debut album release and appearances on Laneway Festival in 2011, DZ Deathrays will now join the Foo Fighters at Melbourne and Gold Coast shows this December
STONEFIELD (www.facebook.com/stonefieldband) will grace the Sydney Stage after a whirlwind year that has seen them conquer Glastonbury and LA's famous Roxy Club alongside shows with Kaiser Chiefs, Cold Chisel, Jebediah. After a year like this, what better way to top off 2011 than by joining the Foo Fighters at Sydney Football Stadium!
New Zealand's very own CAIRO KNIFE FIGHT (www.cairoknifefight.com) is the forceful hard-rock duo of drummer/vocalist Nick Gaffaney and guitarist Aaron Tokona. Cairo Knife Fight will set the scene for Foo Fighters' Western Springs show. The duo released their 2nd EP II (Liberation Music) in August and these Best Rock Album nominees (VNZMA 2011) are guaranteed to start the show off with a bang!