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Local Bands To Play Wrigley Field Next Summer, Allow Foo Fighters To Close For Them

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 23, 2014 9:00PM


The first episode of Dave Grohl's new documentary following the crafting of the new Foo Fighters album—city by city—took place in Chicago and included a different history lesson than most music movies about our city teach. The blues was in there, but so was a healthy dose of punk rock, power pop, and abrasive indie rock; genres we also believe are a huge part of the foundation of the Chicago's musical foundation. Grohl kept the attention centered on lesser lauded Midwestern musical heroes at the Foos' show at Cubby Bear last Friday where we spotted many of the interview subjects from that first episode in the crowd* and Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen took to the stage to play with the band. It was a great show only a few folks had the chance to attend (though anyone could actually watch since it was live-streamed) but if you missed it you have another chance to see the band perform again, right across the street, next year.

Foo Fighters will return to Chicago next summer to play a show at Wrigley Field on Aug. 29. Continuing Grohl's obvious appreciation for the Chicago scene that helped shaped him he's bringing on Cheap Trick and Naked Raygun** to open the show along with one-time Nirvana tour-mates Urge Overkill. General tickets are on sale Monday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. CST, but a pre-sale through the Foo Fighters website kicks off tomorrow, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. CST. Good luck!

*Though no Steve Albini, darn it!

**Whom, need we remind you, gave Grohl his first punk rock show and blew his mind.