Foo Fighters announce new album “Concrete & Gold”, major festival show, U.S. Tour

Add another big rock release to this year’s calendar. The Foo Fighters announced Tuesday they will be releasing their ninth album, Concrete and Gold, on September 15.

Frontman Dave Grohl posted a letter to the band’s website providing details of the album, and along with it announced a huge festival show in October:

Dear Everybody,

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Remember that “break” we were taking?

Well… we lied.

We just spent the last 6 months secretly making a gigantic new Foo Fighters album with our friend/genius/mastermind Greg Kurstin that will undoubtedly fry stereos from here to Fukuoka. Start saving your speaker money now. Sorry. It’s big.

It’s called Concrete and Gold, comes out Sept. 15, and has more twists and turns than a live senate hearing. Like a box of really loud chocolates. Hope your hungry.

And what better way to celebrate our biggest sounding album ever than to invite 50,000 of you to come throw down with 22 of our favorite bands Oct. 7 at the Glen Helen Regional Park & Fairgrounds? That’s right. We throw one hell of a party, you know….

See you there. It’s gonna go off.

The festival, called “CalJam 17”, has been dubbed a “daylong marathon of eating, drinking and rocking” and will also feature carnival rides, a mobile recording studio, and a water park. Other acts at the festival include 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, and White Reaper.

To add to that, the band also announced new U.S. tour dates at the end of their current world tour. Take a look below.

7/10 – San Bernardino, CA – CAL JAM 17 – Glen Helen Reg Park
12/10 – Washington, DC – The Anthem (Sold out)
14/10 – Richmond, VA – Richmond Coliseum
15/10 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
17/10 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
18/10 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
20/10 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
21/10 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
23/10 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
24/10 – Memphis,TN – FedEx Forum
26/10 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at The BJCC
28/10 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
7/11 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center
8/11 – Champaign, IL – State Farm Arena
10/11 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
11/11 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
13/11 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
15/11 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
18/11 – Mexico City, MX – Corona Capital
1/12 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
2/12 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
4/12 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
5/12 – Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Arena
7/12 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center
9/12 – Billings, MT – Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPar
10/12 – Casper, WY – Casper Events Center
12/12 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena

The album can be ordered now at the band’s website via preorder. Those who preorder will get first crack at pre-sale tickets for headlining shows on the tour.

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