U.S. TOUR KICKS OFF OCTOBER 7th WITH CAL JAM 17
The countdown to the year’s most massive and ambitious melodic hard rock magnum opus just started ticking that much faster: “The Line,” the newest advance offering from Foo Fighters’ about to be released ninth studio album Concrete and Gold, has been made available as an instant grat with pre-orders placed in advance of the new record’s September 15th release on Roswell Records/RCA Records on CD and LP.
“The Line” pairs a signature Foo Fighters propulsive melody with an urgent heartfelt lyric and rousing chorus described by composer Dave Grohl as “a search for hope in this day and age where you feel as if you’re fighting for your life with every passing moment, and everything is on the line.”
“The Line” is the third of Concrete and Gold’s eleven songs to be unveiled ahead of the album’s impending arrival, the second being “The Sky Is A Neighborhood,” visually realized as a Grohl-directed kaleidoscopic sci-fi mini-epic as massive as the slow burning rock anthem that gave it life—one of the most striking entries of the Foo Fighters’ video canon, and the first one to score the band coverage on space.com. The run-up to Concrete and Gold began just as auspiciously, with the June 1st surprise release of the Billboard Mainstream Rock #1 smash “Run.” With more than two million YouTube views in its first 24 hours, “Run” rocketed into the top five of the iTunes video chart and the top of the 15 iTunes singles chart—quickly amassing the highest first-day numbers of any single in the Foo Fighters’ career.
Birds. Bees. Chicken Wings. Justin Timberlake. A Beatle… Find out what these things have in common when the animated rockumentary The Making of Concrete and Gold arrives on September 15th.
Concrete and Gold will naturally be supported with a grueling trek of the arena, stadium and festival stages of the world. The U.S. leg kicks off October 7th with the band’s Cal Jam 17 festival at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA: a non-stop one hundred percent live 12-hour rock n roll extravaganza featuring Queens Of The Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood, Japandroids, Wolf Alice, Bob Mould, The Struts, Bully, Circa Waves, Babes in Toyland, Adia Victoria, Fireball Ministry, The Obsessed, Pinky Pinky, Starcrawler, White Reaper… as well as camping, carnival rides, a water park, attractions, a mobile recording studio & so much more. On Friday night, October 6th, campers will also experience the world’s best Go-Go band Big Tony & Trouble Funk, an outdoor movie theater and many other surprises. Tickets available at caljamfest.com.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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