Alt-rock band Foo Fighters (”Everlong,” ”All My Life,” “Best of You”) announced — and quickly sold out — two Anchorage shows scheduled for Aug. 17 and 19. The band will also perform at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks on Aug. 21.
Tickets went live at noon Wednesday, July 14, for $129.50 plus fees, and by 3 p.m. both Anchorage shows had sold out. Those performances will take place in the Idlughet Hall at the Dena’ina Center, which has a capacity of 5,000.
Foo Fighters broke through during the grunge movement of the ‘90s — founding member Dave Grohl was the drummer in Nirvana until Kurt Cobain’s death in 1994 — but have proven to be enduringly popular. Last month, the group played a sold-out show to over 15,000 people at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the first show at the venue since March 2020.
Foo Fighters have won 12 Grammys altogether, including four Best Rock Album awards for “There Is Nothing Left to Lose,” “One by One,” “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace” and “Wasting Light.” The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in October.
In 2020, Grohl went viral after he accepted a drum battle challenge from Nandi Bushell, a 10-year-old drumming prodigy in England. Videos of the two good-naturedly trying to outperform each other were viewed millions of times on YouTube and Twitter (Grohl graciously conceded defeat).
Foo Fighters are leaning further in the dance direction with “Hail Satin,” an album that will be released on vinyl this month under the name the Dee Gees and include four covers of songs by the disco greats the Bee Gees alongside live versions of songs from “Medicine at Midnight.”