Deep Cuts For Foo Fighters' Australian Debut

30 November 2023 | 9:29 am | Mary Varvaris

'Statues', 'Ballad Of The Beaconsfield Miners' and more - check out the entire setlist.

Foo Fighters @ GMHBA Stadium

Foo Fighters @ GMHBA Stadium (Credit: Lucinda Goodwin)

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Foo Fighters returned to Perth last night for the first time since January 2018, kicking off their Australian tour with deep cuts and support from Teenage Joans and The Chats.

Fans who got into HBF Park early witnessed Foo Fighters’ soundcheck, which included the live debut of Statues from the 2007 album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace. From the same album, the American rockers performed Ballad Of The Beaconsfield Miners for the first time since 2018 during the show, with Dave Grohl performing the number solo.

The band might have gotten a few words and chords wrong while performing Statues, but it’s doubtful that the devoted fans truly cared about little errors when hearing a deep cut played live for the first time. During the show, Grohl, guitarist Chris Shiflett and keyboardist Rami Jaffee played Statues live and acoustic. You can check out video footage below.

Throughout the show, Foo Fighters played hits like The Pretender, Times Like These, My Hero, Learn To Fly, Best Of You, Everlong and more, with Aurora dedicated to Taylor Hawkins. You can check out the entire setlist below.

Next up on Foo Fighters’ Australian tour, the band heads to Adelaide (Kaurna)’s Cooper’s Stadium, two shows at Melbourne (Naarm)’s AAMI Park, before performing at Accor Stadium in Sydney (Eora) and Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane (Meanjin). You can purchase last-minute tickets via the Frontier Touring website.

Foo Fighters Setlist @ HBF Park, Perth (Wednesday, 29 November 2023)

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1.      All My Life

2.      No Son Of Mine (with Paranoid and Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap riffs)

3.      Rescued

4.      The Pretender

5.      Walk

6.      Times Like These (Dave and Rami into full band)

7.      Under You

8.      Stacked Actors

9.      Breakout

10.   Guitar Solo / Sabotage / Keyboard Solo / Blitzkrieg Bop / The Outsider / Whip It / March Of The Pigs (Band intros)

11.   My Hero (Dave solo into full band)

12.   The Sky Is A Neighbourhood

13.   Learn To Fly

14.   Arlandria

15.   These Days

16.   Statues (live debut; Dave, Chris and Rami acoustic)

17.   Ballad Of The Beaconsfield Miners (first performance since 2018; Dave solo)

18.   Nothing At All (with The BeatlesBlackbird intro)

19.   Monkey Wrench

20.   Aurora (dedicated to Taylor Hawkins)

21.   This Is A Call

22.   Big Balls (AC/DC cover) (with Fiona, Foo Fighters’ Aussie drum tech, on vocals)

23.   Best Of You


24.   The Teacher

25.   Everlong

Soundcheck: Stacked Actors, The Teacher, Statues, Arlandria, and No Son Of Mine

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