Taylor Hawkins’ son Shane Hawkins joined Foo Fighters for “I’ll Stick Around” at Boston Calling, as seen below.
Josh Freese was recently introduced as Foo Fighters drummer after months of speculation. He recently took to his Instagram account and posted a picture from the concert.
“Surreal, bittersweet, optimistic.
Welcome to the Foo Fam @joshfreese.
Photo by @scarletpage”
Foo Fighters have played their first full live show since the death of Taylor Hawkins yesterday, May 24, with a gig at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion At Meadowbrook in Gilford, New Hampshire.
As reported by Blabbermouth, this also marked the Foos’ first performance with their new touring drummer, Josh Freese, who was introduced earlier this week.
Dave Grohl and co. delivered a 21-song set that included 4 songs from their upcoming album “But Here We Are”, due for release on June 2. Besides the singles “Rescued” and “Under You“, the band also played “Nothing at All” and the record’s title track.
Foo Fighters also performed Friday May 26 at the Boston Calling festival at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Boston, Massachusetts. There will also be a few other festival stops, including Bonnaroo in June, Festival D’Ete De Quebec in July, Outside Lands in August, the Ohana, also in August, and Chicago’s Riot Fest in September.
The band revealed Freese as part of its new touring lineup on Sunday (May 21) during a pre-tour livestream called “Foo Fighters: Preparing Music For Concerts”. Freese was unveiled as the drummer during the livestream after comedic cameos by Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tommy Lee of Motley Crue and Danny Carey of Tool.
Other highlights of the evening included a rendition of “Cold Day in the Sun” for the first time in 5 years, as well as a guest appearance from Dave’s daughter Violet for “Shame Shame”.
01. Rescued (live debut)
03. No Son Of Mine
04. Learn To Fly
05. Times Like These
06. Under You (live debut)
07. The Pretender
08. But Here We Are (live debut)
10. The Sky Is A Neighborhood
11. My Hero
12. This Is A Call
13. All My Life
14. Nothing At All (live debut)
15. Shame Shame (with Violet Grohl)
16. These Days
17. Cold Day In The Sun
18. Monkey Wrench
19. Best Of You