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Secret London Gig for the Foo Fighters

Thursday, 3rd Mar 2011

Dave Grohl and Company Appear at Camden’s Dingwalls for Three-Hour-Long Showcase

The Foo Fighters are capable of selling out some of the biggest venues in the country and those with concert tickets regularly see them appearing at arenas, stadiums and headlining festivals. But that didn’t stop them from offering up a more intimate concert for fans in the UK on Saturday (26th February 2011). Dave Grohl and co. took to the stage of Dingwalls in Camden for a three hour ‘secret’ show that involved the album “Wasting Light” in its entirety and some of their greatest hits.

The band have been in the United Kingdom for various shows recently and this also included an appearance at Wembley Arena as part of the NME Big Gig following the NME Awards Show. The band also return later in the year where they will perform at Milton Keynes Bowl and at T in the Park alongside Arctic Monkeys and Coldplay. So the band continue to perform across the UK for the foreseeable future and keep their fans happy – though unlike their appearance at the Dingwalls they will be performing in front of much bigger crowds.

Foo Fighters, in addition to Grohl, also feature Chris Shifletet, Nate Mandel, Pat Smear and Taylor Hawkins as part of the line-up. They are famous for some stand out songs such as “Monkey Wrench”, “All my Life”, “Times Like These” and “Everlong” – all of which were performed on Saturday night – plus albums such as  “The Colour and the Shape” from 1997, “One by One” from 2002, “Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace” from 2007 and, their most recent, “Wasting Light” from 2011. They have appeared on stages all over the world since they first emerged onto the scene in 1995, following Grohl’s previous tenure as the drummer from the influential band Nirvana.

In addition to the Foo Fighters, Grohl can also be seen as part of Them Crooked Vultures and has previously drummed for Queens of the Stone Age. Meanwhile, Taylor Hawkins also performs as Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders.

Foo Fighters return later in the year for appearances at the Milton Keynes Bowl in July 2011, plus a headlining slot at T in the Park, also in July.

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