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Friday, September 21, 2007

Foo Fighters Live at Irving Plaza

Ever since 1995, the Foo Fighters have been a staple of alternative rock music. Dave Grohl pulled away from the drum kit and stepped to the mic to become a front man...who thought it would work? 12 years later the band is still going strong and played their first show of the tour in support of their upcoming release Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace which is released September 25th.

The band came out and straight away launched into their new single "The Pretender" to a crowd that literally went apeshit. Plowing through a 2 hour set of greatest hits and new tracks, fans were singing along to all the old songs and eager to hear some fresh stuff.

Dave Grohl is still as cool as ever, at one point making his way up to the side of the stage and playing guitar all by himself on top of an elevated balcony. Banging his guitar aggressively on the ledge, the cell phones all came out and lights began flashing everywhere. It was like no one mattered at that moment in time except for Dave Grohl...

I think its time to whip out the old discs because I've rediscovered why I liked the band so much 12 years ago when I first heard "I'll Stick Around" blaring out of my FM radio.

Here is the setlist:

'The Pretender'
'Cheer Up Boys (Your Make Up Is Running)'
'Times Like These'
'I'll Stick Around'
'Long Road To Ruin'
'Learn To Fly'
'Skin And Bones'
'My Hero'
'Come Alive'
'But, Honestly'
'Monkey Wrench'
'Stacked Actors'
'All My Life'

'Let It Die'
'Best Of You'

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