The countdown to the year’s most massive and ambitious melodic hard rock magnum opus just started ticking that much faster: ‘The Line’, the newest advance offering fromFoo Fighters’ about to be released ninth studio album CONCRETE AND GOLD, has been made available as an instant grat with pre-orders placed in advance of the new record’s September 15 release on Roswell Records/RCA Records through Sony Music Entertainment Australia.
‘The Line’ pairs a signature Foo Fighters propulsive melody with an urgent heartfelt lyric and rousing chorus described by composer Dave Grohl as “a search for hope in this day and age where you feel as if you’re fighting for your life with every passing moment, and everything is on the line.”
‘The Line’ is the third of CONCRETE AND GOLD’S eleven songs to be unveiled ahead of the album’s impending arrival, the second being ‘The Sky Is A Neighbourhood’, visually realized as a Grohl-directed kaleidoscopic sci-fi mini-epic as massive as the slow burning rock anthem that gave it life—one of the most striking entries of the Foo Fighters’ video canon, and the first one to score the band coverage on SPACE.COM. The run-up to CONCRETE AND GOLD began just as auspiciously, with the June 1 surprise release of the Billboard Mainstream Rock #1 smash ‘Run’. With more than 2 million YouTube views in its first 24 hours, ‘Run’ rocketed into the top 5 of the iTunes video chart and the top 15 iTunes singles chart—quickly amassing the highest first-day numbers of any single in the Foo Fighters’ career.
Birds. Bees. Chicken Wings. Justin Timberlake. A Beatle… Find out what these things have in common when the animated rockumentary “The Making of Concrete of Gold” arrives on September 15. To hold you over until then, here’s a taste https://youtu.be/NKcs-pa-IzM
CONCRETE AND GOLD will naturally be supported with a gruelling trek of the arena, stadium and festival stages of the world. The U.S. leg kicks off October 7 with the band’s Cal Jam 17 festival at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA: a non-stop 100% live 12-hour rock n roll extravaganza featuring Queens Of The Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood, Japandroids, Wolf Alice, Bob Mould, The Struts, Bully, Circa Waves, Babes in Toyland, Adia Victoria, Fireball Ministry, The Obsessed, Pinky Pinky, Starcrawler, White Reaper… as well as camping, carnival rides, a water park, attractions, a mobile recording studio & so much more. On Friday night, October 6, campers will also experience the world’s best Go-Go band Big Tony & Trouble Funk, an outdoor movie theatre and many other surprises. For further information, go to Caljamfest.com.
Hearts, minds and attendance records are set to be blown in January and February 2018 as Foo Fighters return to rock stadiums across Australia and New Zealand. The 11-time Grammy-winning, 25+ million-record-selling stadium rock greats will welcome the new year with an epic tour that kicks off at Perth’s nib Stadium on Saturday 20 January, before touring Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, and wrapping up across the ditch at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday 3 February. Foo Fighters will be joined at all AU & NZ shows by very special guests Weezer, plus a local opener from each city on the tour.
CONCRETE AND GOLD was written and performed by Foo Fighters, produced byGreg Kurstin and Foo Fighters, and mixed by Darrell Thorp.
Pre-order the album from JB Hi-Fi before 11PM on September 14, to access advance priority tickets to the 2018 Australian tour. Full details available here: http://smarturl.it/FF.CG.JBAU
The album is available for pre-order everywhere at http://smarturl.it/FF.CG and will be released September 15 worldwide on Roswell Records / RCA Records through Sony Music Entertainment Australia.
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