The Foo Fighters kicked off their first tour with new drummer Josh Freese on Wednesday night (May 24) at the Bank of New Hampshire booth at Meadowbrook in Guilford, NH. The Bittersweet Evening was the band’s first tour in a quarter century without their beloved late drummer Taylor Hawkins, who passed away last March while touring with the group in South America at the age of 50.
In his stead, a new timekeeping studio and tour was recently revealed by Freese (NIN, Guns N’ Roses, A Perfect Circle), who debuted behind the set Sunday during the “Foo Fighters: Preparing Music for Concerts” live event.
according to chatThe 21-song set included live appearances on four songs that appear on the band’s upcoming eleventh studio album, But here we are, including the opening set and first single “Rescued”, as well as the new songs “Under You”, “Nothing at All” and the title track. Prior to the show, the band posted a two-minute video of their stage walk at the Guilford show with the message “Thank you so much for coming. We missed you.”
During the gig, Grohl introduced Friese to the Foo family, telling the crowd, “That’s why we hired him… Everyone, please say hello to the man behind the drums, Josh Friese,” while the drummer stood up and saluted in a black T-shirt with the words “Employee of the Month” written in letters red. “We wouldn’t be here tonight if it wasn’t for Josh, so everyone clap for Josh please.”
Foos’ next show is Friday night (May 26) at the Boston Calling Festival. On Thursday morning (May 25), the band released a nature-themed video for the third single from But here we areMeditation “Show me how”.
Watch the fan video of the show below, the onstage clip of the group and the “Show Me How” video below.