After originally only cancelling two shows following Dave Grohl’s broken leg, Foo Fighters announced they will have to cancel the remainder of their European dates. Those include two shows at London’s Wembley Stadium schedule for June 19 and 20, a June 23 for at Murrayfield in Edinburgh and a June 25 show at Festivalpark Werchter. The band was also scheduled for a slot at Glastonbury Festival on June 26, which has been cancelled. Grohl addressed the cancellations on the band’s website and wrote, “I’m really so sorry, guys. You know I hate to do it, but I’m afraid it’s just not physically possible for me at the moment. We’re doing our best right now to work out a plan, so bear with us. You know we’re good for our word. But for now, I need to make sure we have YEARS of gigs ahead of us…”
Foo Fighters To Postpone Just Two Shows Following David Grohl's Broken Leg
It’s a standard line to tell a performer to “break a leg” before hitting the stage. The phrase can be taken literally — originating from an old theatre expression to curtsey at the end of the performances and actually “break” the leg — but Foo Fighters may have taken it a little too far. During a performance in Sweden on Friday, frontman Dave Grohl took a spill off the stage, a move which resulted in a fractured leg. The band was two songs into its set when the accident occurred.
Grohl told the fans in attendance, “You have my promise right now that the Foo Fighters, we're gonna come back and finish this show. But right now, ladies and gentlemen, I'm gonna go to the hospital, I'm gonna fix my leg. But then I'm gonna come back, and we're gonna play for you again! I'm so sorry!"
Grohl then left the stage to receive medical attention. The rest of the band stayed on stage and reportedly played covers, led by drummer Taylor Hawkins, for the next hour. True to his word, Grohl returned to the stage seated in a chair with his leg in a cast and Foo Fighters continued their set for another two and a half hours.
More than a broken bone will be needed to stop Foo Fighters from rocking, it appears. The fracture has caused the band to cancel its two immediately proceeding shows, an appearance at the Pinkpop Festival on June 14 and a June 16 stop at AFG Arena in St. Gallen Switzerland. Those, however, have been the only two shows impacted by the injury.
Foo Fighters are scheduled for two nights at Wembley Stadium on June 19 and 20. Demand for those two shows is sky high on the secondary market. The current average price for Foo Fighters tickets at Wembley Stadium is $472.88 across the two shows. The cheapest ticket listed is $161 on June 19. The band will then play a show at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland before coming stateside for their North American tour.
North American dates will start with the Foo Fighters 20th Anniversary Blowout at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C on July 4. The all-day festival will be a celebration of the band’s 20 years of existence and will feature performances from artists such as Joan Jett, Gary Clark Jr. and Buddy Guy. The current average price for the show is $192.30 with a get-in price of $47.
The North American leg of the Sonic Highways World Tour will officially start two nights later at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, New Jersey. Across all North American dates, running through October 17, Foo Fighters tickets have an average price of $155.28 on the secondary market. The most expensive show of the tour will come on August 29 at Wrigley Field. The current average for the Chicago show is $331.15 with a get-in price of $135.