Foo Fighters are back at last.
After a brief break from making the world safe for alternative rock, the band have been announced as headliners for Glastonbury 2017, news that broke in the UK as Foos played a secret show in Somerset on Friday night.
The show is currently live-streaming on YouTube. Watch out for foul language from frontman Dave Grohl.
"We're incredibly lucky to have the Foo Fighters headlining on the Saturday night this year," Glastonbury organizer Emily Eavis told the Guardian. "It was obviously devastating when they had to pull out in 2015... and the thought, effort and generosity they've put into this announcement is just unbelievable."
The band had actually been booked at 2015, but lost the date in a reshuffling as Dave Grohl recovered from breaking his leg. He made the best of the rest of the tour, arriving in Portland in Sept. 2015 with a guitar throne that rolled out into the audience during their ferocious three-hour-plus set.
"We only stop playing when they tell us to stop playing," Grohl told Portland, going all the way up to the Moda Center's 11 p.m. curfew.
In 2015, after touring and the release of the free "Saint Cecilia" EP, the band announced an "indefinite hiatus"--one that didn't last long, as the tireless group announced a May performance at Napa, California's BottleRock festival in January. With the Glastonbury announcement, no doubt it won't be long until they're back on the road where they belong. And hey, we hear Coachella is looking for a new headliner.
-- David Greenwald
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