The Foo Fighters begin their first tour with new drummer Josh Freese on Wednesday night (May 24) at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook in Guilford, NH. The Bittersweet Evening marked the band’s first tour in a quarter century without the beloved late drummer Taylor Hawkins. , who died last March at the age of 50 while the group was on tour in South America.
In their place was recently revealed new Timekeeper studio and touring veteran Freeze (NIN, Guns N’ Roses, A Perfect Circle), who made his official appearance behind the kit during the “Foo Fighters: Preparing Music for Concerts” livestream event on Sunday. debuted.
According to blabbermouthThe 21-song set included the live debuts of four songs appearing on the band’s upcoming 11th studio album, but here we are, which included set-opener and first single “Rescued”, as well as new songs “Under You,” “Nothing at All” and the title track. Prior to the show, the band posted a two-minute video of their stage walk-on at the Guilford show with the message, “Thank you so much for coming. We missed you.”
During the gig, Grohl introduced Freese to the Foo family, telling the crowd, “And that’s why we hired him… Everyone, would you please welcome the man behind the drums, Josh Freese,” as The drummer stood up and saluted wearing a black T-shirt with the words “Employees of the Month” on the front in red letters. “If it wasn’t for Josh we wouldn’t be here at night, so everyone give Josh a big f–king round please.”
The Fosse’s next show is Friday night (May 26) at the Boston Calling Festival. On Thursday morning (May 25), the band released a nature-themed video for third single but here we aremeditative “show me how.”
Check out the fan video of the show below, the group’s stage walk-on clip, and the “Show Me How” video below.