UPDATE [20/03/2022]: Following the unexpected death of Foo Fighter’s drummer Taylor Hawkins, the band has cancelled all planned tour dates for this year. This means that the Foo Fighters Australian tour will no longer be going ahead this December. If you’ve purchased tickets then your best bet is to get in direct contact with the point of purchase to try and organise a refund.
UPDATE [08/03/2022]: Although the Foo Fighters were originally locked in to play just one exclusive show in Geelong as part of Victoria’s new live music program (detailed below), the band has now announced a massive stadium tour of Australia to take place before the end of the year.
As Dave Grohl announced on-stage at the aforementioned Geelong gig, Foo Fighters plan to return in November and December and perform in some of Australia’s biggest stadiums including Perth’s HBF Park – which will be the first show on the schedule – and Sydney’s Accor Stadium. Supporting the legendary rockers will be a range of the country’s most popular bands of recent years, including The Chats, Teenage Joans, Hot Milk, and Teen Jesus & The Jean Teasers. Tickets to all four Australian shows go on sale Thursday, March 10.
Foo Fighters Australian Tour 2022
Wednesday November 30th – HBF Park, Perth (with The Chats and Teenage Joans)
Sunday December 4th – AAMI Park, Melbourne (with Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers and Hot Milk)
Saturday December 10th – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (with The Chats and Hot Milk)
Monday December 12th – Accor Stadium, Sydney (with The Chats and Hot Milk)
Original Article – Foo Fighters Will Play One Massive Stadium Show In Australia Next Week
While it was swirling around the Australian music industry as a rumour yesterday, it’s now confirmed that stalwart rockers Foo Fighters will be headlining a one-off exclusive show in Victoria next week. Opening the brand new GMHBA Stadium in Geelong on March 4th, the Fooey’s will be flying in to give us a teaser of ‘Always Live,’ which is the first and largest event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, dedicated to showcasing live contemporary music across both local and international acts with Victoria emphasised as a key cultural destination. Although this won’t be a Foo Fighters Australian tour per se – the boys will be FIFO’ing without any other local shows on the schedule.
Organisers for the Foo Fighters gig are hoping this mammoth announcement will be the first step in cementing Melbourne and Victoria as the dominant destination for live music in Australia. And to hammer home the point, Foo Fighters will see some solid support from local pub-rock heroes Amyl & The Sniffers and punk rockers The Meanies.
‘Always Live’ was a program being spearheaded by late music industry legend Michael Gudinski AM, whose passing last year was a shock to the scene. Plans have restarted as a tribute to the tireless industry figure, with his son Matt Gudinski taking up the role of ‘Always Live’ chair. Obviously, the team has gone bigger than expected, locking in the 12-time Grammy-winning rock band to help re-jig the thirst for live music after… well, you know what we’ve been through.
Foo Fighters will touch down in Geelong to “set the tone” for the program, which is scheduled to arrive later this year with a further spate of one-off events and experiences exclusive to Victoria. According to a press release sent out to the media today, the Foo Fighters Melbourne concert is the first of a series of key programming announcements which will roll out over the coming weeks ahead of the full program schedule. Subsequent events will take place on “special stages” at some of the most established venues across Melbourne’s CBD, metro, and outer areas, as well as regions like Geelong.
Whether or not further announcements will match the height of Foo Fighters remains to be seen, but for now, just note that tickets to see the show will go on sale at 12 PM local time on February 25th. Pricing details haven’t been released yet, but we do know the planned set times, which are as follows:
4:00 PM – Doors open
6:00 PM – The Meanies
7:00 PM – Amyl and The Sniffers
8:30 PM – Foo Fighters