Foo Fighters play their ‘last show for a long time’ at Reading

Foo Fighters played their “last show for a long time” at the final night of Reading Festival yesterday. They played a two-and-a-half hour set which was reportedly different from their 21 song show at the Leeds e Leeds Festival on August 24th At Reading they played 26 songs in total digging deep into their back catalogue. 

Dave Grohl said that the Reading show was a special night in that it marked the end of the band’s tour in support of their last album ‘Wasting Light’. Grohl said: “Well, well, well. The fucking Reading festival. 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.”

Grohl dedicated ‘These Days’ to his former band mates in Nirvana, Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic, He also brought his daughters Violet and Harper onstage and dedicated ‘Walk’ and ‘Monkey Wrench’ to them.

Speaking of Grohl, drummer and vocalist Taylor Hawkins told the crowd that Grohl was “The greatest musician of this generation”.

Their Reading set drew tracks from their career, and included seven tracks from their debut album, including ‘Exhausted’ and ‘Alone + Easy Target’ as well as ‘Winnebago’, which featured on ‘Pocketwatch‘, the cassette tape Grohl recorded on his own as Late! before he put the band together.

Grohl said: ”First time we ever played here, we played in the tiny tent and it was the hottest show we ever played. They asked us to headline and we said “No! We don’t to headline the first time we ever play in England”. This was the first song we ever played.”

The set, which also included a cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘In The Flesh?’ and ended with a rousing airing of ‘Everlong’ with a firework display.

Reading Set List: ‘White Limo’; ‘All My Life’; ‘Rope’; ‘The Pretender’;’My Hero’; ‘Learn To Fly’; ‘Arlandria’; ‘Breakout’; ‘Cold Day In The Sun’; ‘I’ll Stick Around’; ‘Walk’; ‘Generator’; ‘These Days’; ‘Monkey Wrench’; ‘Hey Johnny Park!’; ‘Alone + Easy Target’; ‘Bridge Burning’; ‘This Is A Call’; ‘In The Flesh’; ‘Best Of You’; ‘Times Like These’; ‘Winnebago’; ‘Watershed’; ‘For All The Cows’; ‘Exhausted’; ‘Everlong’

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