The Foo Fighters have been playing intimate shows to preview material from their upcoming album Wasting Light, but at a gig last week in Cologne, Germany, Dave Grohl and crew delivered a blistering set that featured the LP in its entirety. A crisp bootleg of the show has surfaced online.Check it out below (via Some Kind of Awesome).
“We’re gonna be here a while so get comfortable,” says Grohl at the start of the show, which was organized for contest winners of German radio station 1Live. “It’s gonna be a long fucking night! Ready?” And with that…they’re off, delivering a non-stop 98-minute set that starts with the tinnitus-inducing riffs of “Bridge Burning” and wraps with the Foo’s classic anthem “Everlong.”
As SPIN previously reported, the Foo’s new album finds Dave Grohl revisiting his grunge roots. The ex-Nirvana drummer tapped bandmate Krist Novoselic to contribute bass to the record, while Nevermind producer Butch Vig helmed the sessions. Nirvana’s touring guitarist Pat Smear – who played with Grohl in the Foos’ early days – has also re-joined the band on the road.
LISTEN: Foo Fighters rock Cologne
Foo Fighters Live in Cologne Setlist
“All My Life”
“Times Like These”
“Learn to Fly”
“Up in Arms”
“Long Road to Ruin”
“Cold Day in the Sun”
“Skin and Bones”
“Hey, Johnny Park”