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

News

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 www.knoxvilletickets.com/foofighters.

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 www.citientertainment.com.

For further information, stay tuned to FooFighters.com.

LATEST STORIES:

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Coronavirus COVID-19 videos

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee talks about school reopening guidance and high school sports

Air travel not expected to recover until 2024

Fed wrestles with its next moves as virus stalls US economy

Dr. Deborah Birx urges Tennesseans to wear masks

Cocke County Schools delay start of fall semester

Oak Ridge Schools: Jefferson Middle staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Gov. Lee allows contact sports to resume

Local educators react to governor's recommendations for reopening schools

Ice Bears season start pushed back

ETSU releases fall semester plans

Survey shows more Knox County teachers prefer virtual class

Concerns remain for parents of special education students

Residents, staff test positive for COVID-19 at Oak Ridge senior living facility

Medic screening all donors for COVID-19 antibodies

University of Tennesse Athletic Director Phillip Fulmer says 'OK, team, we’re gonna win this one,'

Regal Cinemas new reopening date is Aug. 21

Sevier County schools to discuss reopening Monday

Pelosi: GOP in 'disarray' over COVID rescue bill

Positive COVID-19 case at Alcoa Middle School

McEnany: Schools, teachers considered 'essential'

Trending Stories

WATE 6 On Your Side Twitter