Foo Fighters Hear Melbourne’s Prayers, Add Second Show To Upcoming Tour

13 June 2023 | 2:02 pm | Ellie Robinson

Demand for presale tickets was unprecedented.

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters (Credit: Hayden Nixon)

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It’s no surprise that Australian Foo Fighters fans have been losing their shit over the rockers’ upcoming stadium tour Down Under, but as Frontier Touring have learned, those in Naarm/Melbourne have a particularly intense love for Dave Grohl and co. 

After seeing unprecedented demand for the Foos’ show at AAMI Park on Monday December 4 – where they’ll be joined by rising grunge-revivalists Teen Jesus And The Jean Tears, plus UK emo band Hot Milk – the touring giant has announced a second and final show. It too will go down at AAMI Park, and is slated for Wednesday December 6 with The Chats and Teenage Joans on the docket to support.

Also on the itinerary are single shows in Boorloo/Perth, Kaurna/Adelaide, Eora/Sydney and Meanjin/Brisbane. The Chats and Teenage Joans will also open up in Boorloo on Wednesday November 29, while the former band will be joined by Hot Milk in Eora and Meanjin, and by punk band Body Type in Kaurna.

Tickets for both Naarm shows will go on sale to the public at 1pm this Thursday (June 15), with a presale for Frontier members currently underway. The remaining four shows will also go on sale this Thursday, albeit at varying times: 11am in Eora, 1:30pm in Kaurna, 2pm in Boorloo and 3pm in Meanjin. More info on tickets can be found here.

The tour comes in support of the Foos’ just-released 11th album, But Here We Are, which earned a 4.5-star review from TheMusic. In it, Stephen Green wrote that Grohl “has created a pop-rock opus, delivering complex emotion through simple lyrics and melodies in a way that hits directly at the heart”.

The write-up continued: “It's emotionally heavy, yet completely accessible and in working through his own pain, Dave Grohl has created a mainstream album for thinking and feeling. It delivers hit rock songs, takes the listener on an almost crushing emotional journey, but crucially sets them free.”

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Reviewing their one-off show in Geelong last March, TheMusic’s Madison Thomas wrote: “After a set so enthusiastic, so unbelievably tight, so goddamned energetic, it’s hard to imagine the Foos have anything left in the tank. This is proven not to be the case as they go on to shred All My Life, This Is A Call, Best Of You, and Monkey Wrench back to back in a blistering wander through their back catalogue.”