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Foo Fighters joined The Black Keys and Neil Young with Crazy Horse to perform at the Global Citizen Festival on September 29. The festival took place in New York and was organized as part of the Global Poverty Project, which aims to raise awareness and political interest towards the poverty issues currently afflicting the world.
Around 60,000 people had the chance to win a ticket to attend the five hours long show; they earned the right to win an entrance through different actions, mainly taken in social networks, directed to spread the word about poverty issues and projects.
Foo Fighters played a long set, with the performance of some of their major hits as reported by Today Online. In this framework, Dave Grohl took the chance to announce what seems to be a long hiatus coming for the rock band.
“Without making a big deal out of it, we don’t have any shows after this. This is it, man,” Grohl said. “This is the show where we come out and we play as many songs as we can in a short period of time, because, honestly, I don’t know when we’re gonna do it again and this is the perfect place to do it, right now, tonight.”
Rumors about a possible hiatus coming for the Foo Fighters, who toured massively after the release of their album “Wasting Light” in 2011, were spread over the internet about a month ago, after the Foo Fighters’ performance at Reading Festival, UK. During the Foo Fighters’ performance at the Reading Festival Grohl said “You guys realise we’ve got a lot of songs to play. It’s the last show of the tour and it’s the last show for a long time.”
After the strong reaction of fans worldwide, Grohl reassured everybody with a statement published on the official Foo Fighters facebook page, which read “Jeesh! Relax…..I was only talking TO England!! ABOUT England..Stop eavesdropping internets! xoxo Dave.”
The nicest man in rock seems to have re-changed his mind though. The words pronounced at the Global Festival seem to confirm the fears of Foo Fighters’ lovers, who will have to wait an indefinite time in order to enjoy once again the adrenalinic live shows the band usually serves to its fans.
Dave Grohl is currently busy with his main side project, the Sound City Movie. The film is a celebration of the infamous Sound City Studios in California, which were shut down in 2011, and where some of the most influential albums of all times, such as Nirvana’s Nevermind, were recorded.
The Foo Fighters hiatus might also serve well for the development of some new material on Grohl’s side for his other musical side projects. Over the others, the long awaited second album of the super-band Them Crooked Vultures might be a pleasant surprise for rock lovers.
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