Yesterday Foo Fighters returned to Pukkelpop, exactly one year after the festival was struck by extreme weather causing the cancellation of the remainder of the festival, including Foo Fighters highly anticipated performance.
Kicking off with White Limo, the band immediatly switched to high gear and the jam packed festival ground was treated to a 130 minute blasting rock show.
“Did you know Pukkelpop is the first festival I ever played, 21 years ago. I was in a band nobody cared about…” Dave said, reflecting on his time with Nirvana.
During Dear Rosemary and Learn To Fly, the band was joined onstage by Bob Mould, who played an excellent set in the Marquee earlier that day.
Dave dedicated These Days to the victims of last year’s event and talked about how the band received the news about the storm and the unfortunate consequences on their way to the festivalground.
Again, it proved to be another great rock show containing songs from all records and two covers. The complete set can be found on setlist.fm. We dont want to spoil the surprise if you are planning to see any of the remaining dates of this short european summer tour.
Quote (about Nate): “He ‘s not bad… he’s not good … he’s the best f*cking bass player… in the Foo Fighters ever”
pictures : © Alex Vanhee
as already reported on our Facebook page…
FOO FIGHTERS ARE HEADLINING PUKKELPOP 2012!!!
Dave and his pals will play the final concert of this year’s festival on Saturday 18th August.
Pukkelpop and Foo Fighters go back a long way. In 1995 they played their very first concert on the European continent at Pukkelpop. It was the first time ever they performed at a festival. Later they came back to Hasselt twice. In 1991 Dave Grohl had already been at the festival as a member of Nirvana and three years ago he was part of Pukkelpop’s big surprise act, Them Crooked Vultures.
More names can be found on www.pukkelpop.be. Ticket info will be released in a few weeks.
The latest Foo Fighters tweet confirmed headlining slot on Reading and Leeds Festivals in august 2012. Might be a Pukkelpop date in the pipeline? Let’s hope so!
Two seismic stations in the Auckland GeoNet seismic network recorded the ground literally rocking to the Foo Fighters gig at Western Springs on Tuesday night. The Herne Bay and Eden Park stations are 1.5 and 2km from the Western Springs venue and recorded a strong low frequency signal associated with the Foo Fighters gig.
The first vibrations were recorded around 7:30pm, part way through the Tenacious D set, but the biggest shakes started at 8:20pm when the Foo Fighters took the stage, and then it all went quiet at 11pm when the gig ended.
The concert vibrations were recorded as a semi continuous harmonic signal with a peak osculation of 3Hz, meaning that the ground was shaking 3 times per second in a nice rhythmic motion.
The cause of the shaking is most likely the weight of the 50000 fans dancing, as 50000 fans is equal to around 5000 tonnes of mass moving on the ground for the duration of the concert.
source : http://geonet-shakennotstirred.blogspot.com/2011/12/rock-n-roll.html
Dear misters Foo Fighters,
the Pukkelpop organisation has figured out a way to guarantee the continued existence of the festival. But Pukkelpop has suffered considerable financial losses. The festival will only be able to survive with the support of many and thanks to the strong reputation it has built up in the past. The consequences of the Pukkelpop storm will weigh heavily on Pukkelpop, the festival as well as the organization, in the coming years.
I am going to be there on August 16th, 17th and 18th, 2012. And i think a lot of the people who were in the centre of the storm that day will be there. Are you guys going to be there? More than 300 days until then, time enough to squeeze an already memorable Pukkelpop show in your schedule? It would be an enormous favor for Pukkelpop helping them to secure the future of a great festival. And of course, we, the fans, are dying to see you rocking out the festivalground of Pukkelpop.
Hope to see you then, or earlier of course,
LINK : Pukkelpop returns in 2012
Dave Grohl has temporarily joined Cage The Elephant as their touring drummer.
The band, who are currently supporting the Foo Fighters on their US tour, are presently without their drummer Jared Champion after his appendix burst on Monday (October 10) evening.
Cage The Elephant have indicated that Champion is likely to be fit enough to retake his place on the drum stool in San Diego on Monday (October 17th), but until then, Mr. Grohl is working double duty.
You Tube clip : Cage The Elephant – Shake Me Down LIVE with Dave Grohl on Drums (oct 11th, 2011)
Here’s a list of just some of Grohl’ drumming: Scream , Nirvana, Tenacious D, Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, Killing Joke, Slash, Mike Watt, Nine Inch Nails, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, Pearl Jam, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Cat Power, Garbage, Lemmy, Juliette and the Licks, Melvins’ Buzz Osbourne, The Prodigy, Probot, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Cage the Elephant and … euhr … Foo Fighters?
On Aug. 30th, 2011 Westboro Baptist Church called for a picket of the Foo Fighters show in Kansas City. Check out Foo Fighters (signature) reaction to this.
This one goes out to everyone who was at Pukkelpop 2011 and everyone affected by the tragic events at Pukkelpop 2011… These Days.
About 5 hours before Foo Fighters were due to perform on Pukkelpop (Belgium), a short but heavy storm slammed into the festival site. Two stage-tents collapsed, sound and light equipment were damaged and unfortunately 3 people died and 11 more were seriously injured. All shows scheduled for the rest of the evening and night were of course cancelled.
Foo Fighters posted following message : “Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the tragic events at Pukkelpop. For information +32 (0) 11 23 97 11”