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Dinosaur Jr, Speedy Ortiz, Gang of Youths & more opening Foo Fighters tour

Cal Jam 2017
Foo Fighters at Cal Jam 2017 (more by Adela Loconte)

Foo Fighters have announced some pretty amazing openers for their North American summer/fall tour, which starts this July. The second of the two shows at Boston’s Fenway Park will be opened by Dave Grohl’s longtime Boston-area pals Dinosaur Jr, plus a great newer band to emerge from the Mass. indie rock scene, Speedy Ortiz. Chicago indie rockers Melkbelly (who are signed to Speedy Ortiz singer Sadie Dupuis’ Carpark imprint) are opening the first of two shows at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. Australia’s great, arena-ready rockers Gang of Youths are opening a string of dates for the Foos in October.

Unfortunately for New Yorkers, the openers at Jones Beach and the two MSG shows are The Struts (those three shows are also sold out). All openers listed by date, below.

Foo Fighters are also throwing their second annual Cal Jam festival in San Bernardino, CA on October 6 with Iggy Pop and his Post Pop Depression band, Tenacious D, Garbage, Manchester Orchestra, The Front Bottoms, Black Mountain, Deer Tick, Gang of Youths, METZ, Anna Von Hausswolff, Krist Novoselic’s band Giants in the Trees, and more.

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Foo Fighters — 2018 Tour Dates
14/06 Firenze, IT Firenze Rocks 2018
16/06 Landgraaf, Netherlands Pinkpop Festival
17/06 Paris, FR Download Festival
19/06 Manchester, UK Etihad Stadium
22/06 London, UK London Stadium
23/06 London, UK London Stadium
06/07 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/07 Philadelphia, PA BB&T Pavilion
09/07 Quebec, QC Festival de Quebec
10/07 Ottawa, ON RBC Bluesfest
12/07 Toronto, ON Rogers Center
14/07 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health @ Jones Beach
16/07 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
17/07 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
19/07 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
21/07 Boston, MA Fenway Park
22/07 Boston, MA Fenway Park
25/07 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
26/07 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Ctr
29/07 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field
30/07 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field
01/09 Seattle, WA Safeco Field
04/09 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
06/09 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
08/09 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
10/09 Portland, OR Moda Center
12/09 San Jose, CA SAP Center
14/09 San Diego, CA KAABOO del Mar
06/10 San Bernardino, Cal Cal Jam 18
08/10 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
10/10 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
12/10 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
13/10 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center
15/10 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
17/10 Milwaukee, WI WI Entertainment & Sports Ctr
18/10 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center

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