One surprise summer rock anthem coupled with a video of the band doing the senior citizen time warp, one extraterrestrial opus complete with floating children, and one “search for hope in this day and age where you feel as if you’re fighting for your life with every passing moment, and everything is on the line” and now finally…
… 2017’s most massive and ambitious rock n roll opus has arrived: September 15 is here and so is Foo Fighters’ all new ninth studio album Concrete and Gold, released on this day on Columbia Records.
What a year it has already been for Foo Fighters! Written and performed by Foo Fighters, produced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters, and mixed by Darrell Thorp, Concrete and Gold is eleven songs that push Foo Fighters’ melodic and hard rock extremes like never before.
Concrete and Gold’s arrival was most recently heralded by the straightforward FF signature burner “The Line.” Prior to that, “The Sky Is A Neighborhood” was visually realized as a Grohl-directed kaleidoscopic sci-fi mini-epic as hypnotic as the slow burning rock stomper that gave it life. The run-up to Concrete and Gold began just as auspiciously, with the June 1 surprise release of the Billboard Mainstream Rock #1 smash “Run.” With more than 2 million YouTube views in its first 24 hours, “Run” rocketed into the top 5 of the iTunes video chart and the top of the 15 iTunes singles chart—quickly amassing the highest first-day numbers of any single in the Foo Fighters’ career.
Also premiering on the day of Concrete and Gold’s release is “The Making of Concrete and Gold,” an animated featurette written by narrator and main toon Dave Grohl, directed by Visual Creatures and illustrated by Joe Garber. For anyone who’s ever wondered what birds, bees, chicken wings, Justin Timberlake and Paul McCartney have in common, the answers are all there in the animated rockumentary “The Making of Concrete and Gold,” which can be enjoyed over and over here
It is with huge excitement that to coincide with the release of ‘Concrete and Gold’ today, the band open ‘The Foo Fighters Arms’; their very own curated pub and pop up shop. ‘The Foo Fighters Arms’ will play only Foo Fighters music, serve special Foo Fighters beverages and sell exclusive band merchandise and limited edition items. You can find it at 339 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9LH until Wednesday 20th September 2017. For more info visit http://www.foofightersarms.com/
Concrete and Gold will naturally be supported with a gruelling trek of the arena, stadium and festival stages of the world including shows next week in London at The O2 Arena and at the Royal Albert Hall celebrating 25 years of Later with Jools Holland. The U.S. leg kicks off October 7 with the band’s Cal Jam 17 festival at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA: a non-stop 100% live 12-hour rock n roll extravaganza featuring Queens Of The Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood, Japandroids, Wolf Alice… For further information, go to Caljamfest.com .