Setlist Psychic: Foo Fighters "Concrete and Gold" World Tour

The Foo Fighters (FF) are about to embark on a tour in support of their latest studio album release, 2017’s Concrete and Gold. The Foo boys ended their tour last summer with a whopping three and a half hour set. With nine albums under their belt, that still wouldn’t cover their entire discography, but it does cover basically every Foo Fighter hit you can imagine and then some.
A setlist psychic for these alt-rock heroes would be too easy and obvious. We’re going to switch it up on you today and give you a list of five songs you probably won’t be hearing on their spring tour, and trust us, we’re seldom ever wrong... we’re EVERLONG.
"Lonely As You"
We’re lonely as you too, FF, because you never play this song live. Much like "Everlong," it starts slow and pretty before it transitions into a catchy rock anthem. The song is off of their 2002 record One By One and a collective fan favorite off the album. Fans claim that Dave “hates” this album since he barely plays songs off it. Dave has stated in the past that "four of the songs were good, and the other seven I've never played again in my life.” The rest of the band explained the songs off the album as “sterile.” That gives very little hope for this, literally, lonely song. He’s only played this particular song six times, according to our Setlist data, and the last time was in 2002. Damn, Dave.
"Lonely As You" - Foo Fighters
"Live-In Skin"
FF has NEVER played this song off of 1999’s There’s Nothing Left to Lose live. Why? We have no idea. But if you dig through comments on Reddit and YouTube, you’ll find that there’s a lot of dismay about it never being played live. Dave, if you’re reading this please do your fans a solid and give this one a try. We love you either way though, keep doing you.
"Live-In Skin" - Foo Fighters
"M.I.A."
Another fan favorite and another off of There’s Nothing Left to Lose (and mine.) This song, and all the songs off this album, are different from the other albums, due to the fact that it was recorded in a basement. And it still won a Grammy! Wouldn’t it be great for them to bust this oldie out as a tribute to their grunge roots? They probably won’t, but just saying, wouldn’t it be great? It was last played in January 2001 in Chicago because Y2K was the best era.
"M.I.A" Live
"Darling Nikki"
This song is a mysterious one. It’s an incredible Prince track the band did a recorded cover of in 2003 and included as a B-Side on their single “Have It All,” but I’ll never forget hearing it play all the time on KROQ (it peaked at number 15 on the alt-rock radio charts.) Now-a-days it’s extremely hard to find online and can only be bought on the hard copy release of that single. This sucks for people like me who just want to hear and reminisce on Dave’s thrashy rendition of this very promiscuous song. Even worse, Foo Fighters don’t perform this live ever. They have a couple times, though, with CeeLo Green, including a performance at the 2007 VMAs. FF, if you need a way to change your setlist up on this tour, you know what to do.
"Darling Nikki" at 2007 VMA's with CeeLo Green
Nirvana Songs
Foo Fighters have NEVER covered a Nirvana song on a tour. I respect this, but just like you, I’m curious as heck to see how Dave would cover his former-band’s hits. Here’s why he wont: "There's a reason why the Foo Fighters don't blast out Nirvana songs every night: because we have a lot of respect for them. You know, that's hallowed ground. We have to be careful. We have to tread lightly. We have talked about it before, but the opportunity hasn't really come up, or it just hasn't felt right." Back in 2015, the band did do a rehearsal where they did a short medley of Nirvana hits (sans vocals), you can check that out below and then pray to Kurt in the rock heavens above for the opportunity of Foo Fighters doing a Nirvana cover to be now.
Foo Fighters - Nirvana Songs at Rehearsal 2015
Check out the full tour dates below
Foo Fighters tour dates:
April 18 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
April 19 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
April 21 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
April 22 – Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center
April 25 – Tampa, FL @ Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
April 26 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
April 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Georgia State Stadium
April 29 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville
May 1 – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
May 3 – Memphis, TN @ Fed Ex Forum
July 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ BB&T Pavilion
July 12 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
July 14 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
July 16-17 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
July 19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
July 21-22 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
July 25 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
July 26 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 29 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
7/30/18 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
9/01/18 – Seattle, WA – Safeco Field
9/04/18 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
9/06/18 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
9/08/18 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
9/10/18 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
9/12/18 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
10/5-6/18 – San Bernadino, CA – CalJam18
10/08/18 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
10/10/18 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
10/12/18 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
10/13/18 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
10/15/18 -Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
10/17/18 – Milwaukee, WI — Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
10/18/18 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
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Last updated: 16 Dec 2018, 20:23 Etc/UTC