Foo Fighters Prep for Mexico Concerts at Southern California Pizza Joint
The Foo Fighters have been known for playing surprise shows, usually in the Los Angeles, as they get ready for major promotion. The band had already announced two live dates later this month in Mexico City, presumably the beginning of the support their next studio album, but Monday night (Dec. 9) found them playing a venue considerably smaller than their upcoming Foro Sol stadium gigs.
The band took over Rock & Roll Pizza in Moorpark, Calif. Monday night, ripping through a 23-song set in the extremely intimate confines of the pizza establishment. However, if the band is warming up to their new album, they were careful not to spill any new material during the performance.
The gig opened with ‘All My Life,’ ‘Rope,’ and ‘The Pretender’ — three big songs from the band that got the energy off on the right foot. Fan filmed footage from the show captures an 11 1/2 minute span of the performance, opening with ‘Learn to Fly’ and including the ‘Wasting Light’ favorites ‘White Limo’ and ‘Arlandria.’ That footage can be seen above.
Other Foo favorites performed during the show included ‘Walk,’ ‘These Days,’ ‘Monkey Wrench,’ ‘This Is a Call,’ ‘Times Like These’ and the show closer ‘Everlong.’ Grohl and company also pulled out a cover song, taking on the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers classic, ‘Breakdown.’
Though an official release date has not been announced, the band has been working on a new album and it’s expected to surface in 2014.