Foo Fighters ‘F—ing’ Finally Play Glastonbury: Set List + Video
It took them two years, but Foo Fighters got to play the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton, England. Thanks to fans capturing the BBC's broadcast and uploading clips to YouTube, we're able to bring you 13 of the 20 songs they played during the profanity-filled concert.
The band was supposed to play the prestigious festival in 2015, but Dave Grohl broke his leg during a show in Sweden a few weeks before, forcing them to cancel the remainder of their European tour. Florence + the Machine were recruited to take their place, and Grohl began last night's set by acknowledging them and performing "Times Like These," which Florence + the Machine covered that night.
"I’m about two years late tonight," he said (see above). "I’m sorry. Traffic was a bitch. Let me tell you something, for all of you who were here in 2015 ... I’m sorry I missed you. But I watched that show on my laptop as I was sitting in a wheelchair with a broken leg, and it looked beautiful. And my friend Florence got to headline that year, and I’m very happy that that happened, because you know what? I thought she should have been headlining anyway. And as I was sitting in my wheelchair, watching this show on TV, Florence played a f---ing Foo Fighters song way better than we’ve ever played a Foo Fighters song. So I thought I’d come out here and start the show tonight singing that song back to Florence tonight.”
It was an evening of dedications. The closer, "Everlong," was dedicated to Laura Plane, a campaigner and fundraiser for a breast cancer charity who passed away due to the disease last month. Fittingly, "Walk" was followed by Grohl thanking the surgeon who fixed his leg. But it wasn't all so somber. Grohl dedicated "My Hero" to a naked man he spotted in the crowd.
Grohl was determined to set the record for most f-bombs in a Glastonbury set, a practice frowned upon due to it being broadcast by the BBC. "We were doing an interview and someone said, "You know you’re not supposed to swear. There’s no swearing on Glastonbury,'" Grohl told the crowd, as reported by the Independent. "I was like, what the f--- is that supposed to f---ing mean? And then I guess, Adele holds the record for the most f---s in a Glastonbury appearance. Now I love Adele, but guess what?"
During "Skin and Bones," he got the crowd to sing "F---" to the song's guitar part and stopped when the record was theirs. "Ok, I think we broke her record. I heard it was 33." When someone in the crowd kept on him about something, Grohl said, "Dude, shut the f--- up. That’s 34."
Foo Fighters only played one tune, the single "Run," from the upcoming album Concrete and Gold. They actually performed more Queen songs than new ones, with "Another One Bites the Dust" coming in the middle of a medley that also featured Ted Nugent's "Cat Scratch Fever" and the Ramones' "Blitzkrieg Bop," and "Under Pressure," where Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins switched places, coming late in the set. Queen acknowledged the debt on Twitter.
The band will continue their European tour tomorrow night in Budapest, Hungary. They'll begin a lengthy North American tour on Oct. 7, three weeks after Concrete and Gold is released on Sept. 15.
Foo Fighters, Glastonbury Festival, June 25, 2017 Set List
1. "Times Like These"
2. "All My Life"
3. "Learn to Fly"
4. "Something From Nothing"
5. "The Pretender"
6. "Cat Scratch Fever / Another One Bites the Dust / Blitzkrieg Bop"
7. "Cold Day in the Sun"
10. "These Days"
11. "My Hero"
14. "This Is a Call"
16. "Monkey Wrench"
17. "Best of You"
18. "Skin and Bones"
19. "Under Pressure"
"All My Life"
"Learn to Fly"
"Something From Nothing"
"Cat Scratch Fever" / "Another One Bites the Dust" / "Blitzkrieg Bop"
"Cold Day in the Sun"
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