Rockers Foo Fighters will issue Concrete & Gold, the band’s ninth studio album, on September 15 via Roswell Records/RCA Records. Dave Grohl & Co. will accompany the record with a headlining appearance at Cal Jam 17 followed by a U.S. Fall Tour.
Foo Fighters teamed up with producer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia, Pink) for the first time to create Concrete & Gold. The band recently released its first single “Run” and there are 10 more tracks on the LP. “I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever. To make a gigantic rock record but with Greg Kurstin’s sense of melody and arrangement… Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper… or something like that,” Grohl said.
Dave was looking to challenge the band with their ninth LP, “So I think maybe Greg is the guy that we ask to be our producer because he’s never made a heavy rock record before and we’ve never worked with a pop producer.” Foo Fighters enlisted Darrel Thorp (Beck, Radiohead) to mix and engineer. A statement said the recorded was conceived as “Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper… or something like that,” and was recorded in secret at Hollywood’s esteemed EastWest studios.
Foo Fighters are expected to perform songs from Concrete & Gold in the U.S. for the first time at Cal Jam 17 on October 7 at the massive Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, California. The lineup also features Queens of the Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood, Japandroids, Wolf Alice, Bob Mould, The Struts, Bully, Circa Waves, Babes in Toyland, Adia Victoria, Fireball Ministry, The Obsessed, Pinky Pinky, Starcrawler and White Reaper.
The band’s tour continues with a previously announced show at new Washington, D.C. venue The Anthem on October 12. From there, Grohl & Co bring the run to Richmond, Greensboro, Columbia, Knoxville, Cincinnati, Lexington, Nashville, Memphis, Birmingham and New Orleans in October. A November leg includes stops in Madison, Champaign, Des Moines, Sioux Falls, Wichita and Tulsa. Foo Fighters head west in December for visits to Fresno, Sacramento, Spokane, Eugene, Nampa, Billings, Casper and Salt Lake City.