Foo Fighters tour postponed, including Knoxville date at Thompson-Boling Arena


UPDATE: Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl says he didn’t cancel shows when he broke his leg —and performed from a wheel chair onstage — but he must postpone his band’s tour because of the coronavirus.

 The rocker wrote Monday on Twitter that “playing a gig with a sock full of broken bones is one thing, but playing a show when YOUR health and safety is in jeopardy is another.” The band has postponed April dates of its Van Tour 2020, and says “information on the May dates will be forthcoming.”

No new date has been set yet for the Knoxville stop.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Famed alternative rock band Foo Fighters is coming to town for a 25th-anniversary tour show that will also give fans a sneak peek at frontman Dave Grohl’s upcoming documentary.

Foo Fighters will perform Monday, April 20, at Thompson-Boling Arena as part of their 2020 Van Tour. The band is commemorating its silver anniversary by revisiting cities they visited on tour in 1995. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21 at

Every show on the 2020 Van Tour will open with a sneak peek at an excerpt from Dave Grohl’s brand new documentary “What Drives Us,” a deep dive into the motivations, personal anecdotes, physical and psychological toll of touring in vans. It will include interviews with members of van tour veteran bands ranging from Black Flag and Dead Kennedys to Metallica and The Beatles and more.

Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning at noon Tuesday, Feb. 18, until at 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 through Citi Entertainment. For complete presale details visit

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