Foo Fighters have announced a new album titled Concrete and Gold.
The band made the announcement this morning via their official Twitter account. The record, which was produced by Grammy-winning producer Greg Kurstin, is set to be released on September 15. A multi-instrumentalist, Kurstin co-wrote, produced and played most of the instruments on Adele’s smash hit, “Hello.” He’s also known for his work with Sia, Beck, Kelly Clarkson, Ellie Goulding, Pink, the Shins, Tegan and Sara, and Lily Allen.
With the writing and recording of the next Foo Fighters album on the horizon, Grohl was eager as always to find fresh challenges for the band: “So I think maybe Greg is the guy that we ask to be our producer because he’s never made a heavy rock record before and we’ve never worked with a pop producer.” Darrel Thorp (Beck, Radiohead) was soon enlisted to mix and engineer. This collective conceived a blueprint of the new record as “Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper… or something like that,” secretly booking into Hollywood’s esteemed EastWest studios to consummate this marriage of extremes… or as Grohl puts it: “Our noise and Greg’s big brain and all of his sophisticated arrangements and composition.”
Check out the band’s tweet and the full tracklisting below.
Foo Fighters (@foofighters) June 20, 2017
Foo Fighters’ Concrete and Gold tracklist.
- Make It Right
- The Sky Is A Neighborhood
- La Dee Da
- Dirty Water
- Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)
- Sunday Rain
- The Line
- Concrete and Gold
The band also announced US Tour dates including CalJam 17, a one-day concert, Saturday, October 7 at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA featuring Queens of the Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood and more, headlined, of course, by Foo Fighters. Tickets on sale June 29 at 10:00 a.m. PT via CalJam17.com.
Check out the band’s full U.S. tour schedule below.
10/12 – Washington DC @ The Anthem (SOLD OUT)
10/14 – Richmond, VA @ Richmond Coliseum
10/15 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
10/17 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
10/18 – Knoxville, TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena
10/20 – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
10/21 – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
10/23 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
10/24 – Memphis,TN @ FedExForum
10/26 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BJCC
10/28 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
11/7 – Madison, WI @ Kohl Center
11/8 – Champaign, IL @ State Farm Arena
11/10 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
11/11 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
11/13 – Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
11/15 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
12/1 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
12/2 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
12/4 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
12/5 – Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Arena
12/7 – Nampa ID @ Ford Idaho Center
12/9 – Billings MT @ Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
12/10 – Casper WY @ Casper Events Center
12/12 – Salt Lake City UT @Vivint Smart Home Arena