Foo Fighters have announced a 25th-anniversary tour that will be hitting cities the band played on their first tour in 1995. That includes a stop at Cincinnati's Heritage Bank Center on May 14.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. via ticketmaster.com.
Foo Fighters played Cincinnati's Bogart's on April 19, 1995. The show was headlined by legendary Indie Rock bassist Mike Watt and opened by Hovercraft, which featured Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder on drums. Vedder (on guitar) and Dave Grohl (on drums) were Watt's backing band for that tour, Grohl's first since Kurt Cobain's suicide.
Foo Fighters' "Van Tour" will also feature the screening of an excerpt from Grohl's new documentary, What Drives Us. From the tour press release:
In addition to customary all-night rock n roll marathons from 1995 Van Tour veterans Grohl, Mendel and Smear and their longtime comrades Taylor Hawkins, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee, each and every 2020 Van Tour show will feature a very special opening attraction: A sneak peek at an excerpt from Dave Grohl’s brand new documentary WHAT DRIVES US. Foo Fighters' 2020 Van Tour will feature a short preview from Dave’s deep dive into what possesses a particular tribe of human beings to leave behind jobs, families, relationships and any semblance of sanity to climb into a busted ass econoline and take their music to the people--or at least a dozen or so of them here and there. WHAT DRIVES US explores motivations, recounts personal anecdotes, and explores the physical and psychological toll of touring in vans via interviews with members of van tour veteran bands ranging from Black Flag and Dead Kennedys to Metallica and The Beatles, and many, many more.
Foo Fighters will be eligible for the 2021 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and it seems impossible that they would not be inducted ASAP.
*An original version of this story listed May 18 in the body and not May 14