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Foo Fighters extend tour but cancel some gigs due to ‘family emergency’

/ 09:14 PM October 26, 2017

Image: AFP/Stan Honda via AFP Relaxnews

Mixed news for fans of the Foo Fighters: while they are extending their “Concrete and Gold” tour, the band have had to cancel a handful of upcoming gigs due to a “family emergency.”

To support their ninth studio album “Concrete and Gold,” the Foo Fighters have embarked on a world tour that began in June 2017 in Reykjavík, Iceland.

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Having started the North American leg of the tour in early October, the band have recently been forced to cancel a handful of gigs in Lexington, Nashville and Memphis. The band did not specify the reason, only stating on social media that the cancellation was due to “a family emergency.” The gigs have been rescheduled, with the band apologizing for any inconvenience. The Foo Fighters’ next gigs are in Birmingham, Alabama, and New Orleans, Louisiana.

It’s not all bad news for Foo Fighters fans, however. The American rock band have also revealed that they are extending the “Concrete and Gold” tour into spring and summer 2018, starting in Austin, Texas, in April, and finishing in Chicago at the end of July. Tickets for the new dates go on sale Nov. 3.

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The Foo Fighters recently released a new song, “Soldier”, in support of 7-Inches for Planned Parenthood, a sexual health care nonprofit organization who have produced a 33-song album featuring music from celebrities such as Bon Iver, John Legend & St. Vincent, and CHVRCHES. The set came out digitally on October 20. JB

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