Feel the festival rush as major 2023 concerts welcome back the Foo Fighters


The festival season is coming. If you’re looking for signs of recovery and reasons to be optimistic for the 2023 concert season, look no further than this major announcement: The Foo Fighters are back! 

With the January 10 announcement of the Foo Fighters to the bill for Bonnaroo, Boston Calling and the Sonic Temple Festival, we celebrate a welcome return of the Foo Fighters after a tragic 2022.

Editor's note: on February 21, the Foo Fighters' first and only Canadian date (so far) was announced as part of the linuep for RBC Ottawa Blues Fest. The Foo are paired up with a pretty impressive roster over the 9-day music bender.


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When Taylor Hawkins, the drummer for the Foo, left us in February 2022, it was questionable if we would see Dave Grohl, Nate, Chris, Rami and Pat ever together on a stage again, as the Foo Fighters.

But it was a post on Dec 31, off their Instagram saying we could expect them back. Now only 10 days later, they make today’s announcement.

Think of their impact as a band:

  • 10 records, with most GRAMMY wins of any Rock band…ever
  • sold out shows across the globe
  • continues to be one of the world’s biggest bands, who are leaving a wake of light and inspiration

The Foo’s timeline

As the Foo neared a quarter century as a band, 24 years in, COVID hits.

In 2020 Dave gets challenged by a at the time 11-year-old to a drum challenge and the whole thing blows up

Then comes their return to touring in fall 2022 (Edmonton, Calgary, Penticton, Victoria and Vancouver dates). 

Then comes Taylor’s death.

And now, January 10, their 2023 return to the stage. It’s a story of perseverance—it’s an epic story of the power of this band.

We @festivalseekers wonder if any epic promoter here in Alberta and BC has wrangled the Foo Fighters on their festival bill for this summer?

Who are you most stoked to see this summer on stage? Comment on Doc Pow’s post to add your say.

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As you prep for the season ahead, grab a copy of Dave Grohl’s book—Storyteller—a rock’n’roller coaster through the world of one of rock’s most influential people. You’ll learn how Canada and Iggy Pop changed his life, and how Taylor and he would keep it classy with champagne and KFC.

Score your tix now to these major 2023 shows
Tickets are on sale Thursday for all three of the major shows mentioned in our story: 


Sonic Temple

Boston Calling

Get yourself a treat to start the new year right, grab your tickets today!

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