Foo Fighters Soar High at New York’s Citi Field
When Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl fell off the stage in Sweden, which resulted in a broken leg, no one expected the band to continue that same concert. Not only did they endure that show but they have marched on with their North American tour, which included two very packed nights at Citi Field in Queens, New York.
“The second night is always better” said Grohl on Thursday evening (July 16), and we were there for all of the antics and their 27-song setlist, which began off with favorites “Everlong” and “Monkey Wrench.” Grohl had more energy headbanging in his swiftly moving throne and his one good leg than most five piece bands have in general.
The always humorous frontman was also very transparent about breaking his leg as he told the story of the incident in Sweden which included a video recap of the fall and his hilarious commentary. His spiel also included photographs of his Swedish “doctor boyfriend” Johan who helped hold his “soft serve” ankle in place to finish the show for his European fans.
Grohl also took fans through his surgery process, certain substances that helped him cope and those same substances that encouraged him to the idea of continuing the tour … and playing on a throne. (Look at the before and after photos of his original throne idea and what his crew turned it into in the gallery above). This rightfully led into a love song dedicated to his road crew as the Foos performed “Big Me.”
An unforgettable surprise was guitarist Dr. Know and bassist Daryl Jenifer of iconic punk band Bad Brains gracing the stage to jam “How Low Can Punk Get” and “The Regulator” alongside Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins.
The 40,000 fans belted out the lyrics to acoustic versions of “My Hero” and “Times Like These” and the night ended with the fan favorite “Best of You.” Broken leg or not, the Foo Fighters put their best foot forward (pun fully intended) for a outstanding set of shows.
The duo Royal Blood kicked off the night with one hell of a loud set. They are one of rock’s consistently rising acts, even more so with a few extra Foo fans backing them.
Check out Dave Grohl on this guitar throne and the rest of the Foos in the photo gallery above!
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