Foo Fighters | Milton Keynes Bowl | 5 September 2015
Dave Grohl is an enthusiastic guitarist. He’s an even better drummer. But what he’s best at playing is an audience.
Even confined to this Throne of Guitars, the instantly likeable Foo Fighters frontman has the entire Milton Keynes Bowl in the palm of his hand – whether he’s apologising sincerely for cancelling the band’s Wembley Stadium shows, trying to remember the words to a fan-requested song last performed three years ago (‘D.O.A.’), or simply commanding 65 000 people to “dance, motherfuckers” during his head-banging solo in ‘The Pretender’.
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Foo Fighters played the first of their two postponed Wembley Stadium shows to a capacity crowd at Milton Keynes Bowl. Opening their two-hour set with a punchy ‘Everlong’, the band powered through songs from their new album, ‘Sonic Highways’, as well as their greatest hits, some oldies, and a few fan requests. Queen’s Roger Taylor and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones guested on a cover of ‘Under Pressure’, but even the rock legends couldn’t upstage Dave Grohl who ruled the night from his throne of guitars.
Support came courtesy of Royal Blood and Iggy Pop.
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Foo Fighters have rescheduled their cancelled Wembley Stadium shows.
They will now be performing at the Milton Keynes Bowl on Saturday 5 September and Sunday 6 September 2015.
Iggy Pop will be opening the show, just as he was scheduled to do at Wembley.
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Foo Fighters have cancelled the remainder of their European tour, including two sold-out shows at London’s Wembley Stadium.
The news follows frontman Dave Grohl’s fall from the stage during the band’s 12 June show at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden.
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Paul McCartney | The O2 Arena | 23 May 2015
Paul McCartney’s been at it for over half a century. He’s long since lost the element of surprise – yet tonight, during what’s billed as his 50th London show, that’s exactly what he delivers.
Sure, the familiar touchstones – well-worn stories, setlist stuffed with the biggest songs of the past 100 years, granddad-style audience banter, mass ‘Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da’ singalong, trademark thumbs-up – are all there. But so are the effusive live debut of ‘Temporary Secretary’, a glitchy electro-pop obscurity from 1980s ‘McCartney II’; the first UK performance of effervescent ‘Help!’ album track ‘Another Girl’; and the appearance of giddy, grinning “up-and-coming rhythm guitarist” Dave Grohl on a jubilant ‘I Saw Her Standing There’.
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