Foo Fighters played Jones Beach with John Travolta & RHCP’s Chad Smith (pics, videos, setlist)
Foo Fighters are on tour now supporting 2017's Concrete and Gold, and they're currently in the NYC-area, having played Jones Beach on Saturday (7/14) and about to play MSG tonight (7/16) and Tuesday (7/17). They played a few Concrete and Gold songs at Jones Beach, but mostly it was a career-spanning setlist, and they had a few surprises in store. They did a medley of Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust," the Grease soundtrack's "You're the One That I Want" (joined by John Travolta), John Lennon's "Imagine," Van Halen's "Jump," and and Ramones' "Blitzkrieg Bop." They also covered Queen and David Bowie's "Under Pressure" and brought out Luke Spiller of opening band The Struts to sing, and they covered the Faces' "Stay With Me" with Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers on drums. You can watch videos of the John Travolta and Chad Smith appearances below, along with the full setlist. Pictures are in the gallery above.
Following the two MSG shows (which are both sold out), the Foos have some dates with some pretty cool openers, including Boston's Fenway Park with Dinosaur Jr and Speedy Ortiz, Chicago's Wrigley Field with Melkbelly, and a run of October dates with Gang of Youths. The October dates are around the same time as the Foo Fighters' Cal Jam '18 festival in San Bernardino, CA, which also includes Iggy Pop with his Post Pop Depression band, Tenacious D, Garbage, Manchester Orchestra, The Front Bottoms, Black Mountain, Deer Tick, METZ, Anna Von Hausswolff, Krist Novoselic's band Giants in the Trees, and more.
Foo Fighters at Jones Beach - 7/14/18 Setlist (via)
All My Life
Learn to Fly
The Sky Is a Neighborhood
Walk (with excerpt of "Mob Rules" by Black Sabbath)
Another One Bites the Dust / You're The One That I Want / Imagine / Jump / Blitzkrieg Bop (John Travolta was brought on stage)
Under Pressure (Queen cover) (with Luke Spiller of the Struts on vocals)
Stay With Me (Faces cover) (with Chad Smith on drums)
Best of You
Times Like These
This Is a Call
photos by P Squared