Tickets for the show will go on sale at 10 a.m. June 29. British rockers The Struts will open.
The tour will come in the wake of the band’s ninth studio album, which frontman Dave Grohl says will marry rock and pop sensibilities with production by Greg Kurstin, who has been behind huge hits for Adele, Sia and Pink.
“I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever,” Grohl said in a press statement. “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.”
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Fans can get a preview of that sound in the band’s new single, “Run,” which dropped on June 1.
Grohl said he became obsessed with Kurstin’s sensibilities after hearing The Bird & The Bee, his band with Inara George, on the radio.
“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,” Grohl said.
This will be Foo Fighters’ first visit to Rupp Arena since the band opened for the Red Hot Chili Peppers in April 2000. Rupp is the only scheduled Kentucky date on the Concrete and Gold U.S. Tour 2017. It stops at Cincinnati’s U.S. Bank Arena the night before, Oct. 20.
Ticket prices were not available at announcement time. We will update this story with prices as soon as we have them.
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