Foo Fighters released the full video of their 2021 summer show at Madison Square Garden, which marked the official reopening of the venue following a year of closure due to the pandemic.
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“June 20th, 2021: Rock and Roll returns to The Garden streaming for a limited time,” the band revealed in a tweet on Dec. 30. “Can’t wait to see you all again soon!”
The nearly three-hour concert, shot with multiple cameras, opens with “Times Like These” and runs through a 24-song setlist of Foo favorites like “My Hero,” “Monkey Wrench,” “Learn to Fly,” “Best of You,” and an encore and close of “Everlong.”
Throughout the show, the band also covered Radiohead’s “Creep,” and were joined by comedian Dave Chappelle on stage, Queen’s “Somebody to Love” with drummer Taylor Hawkins on lead vocals, and the Bee Gee’s “You Should Be Dancing,” off the band’s disco-inspired Record Store day release as the Dee Gees, Hail Satin.
Filling the MSG 20,000-plus capacity space, this was the first show at the venue since the pandemic closed down the venue indefinitely. “We’ve been waiting for this day for over a year,” said frontman Dave Grohl in an earlier statement. “And Madison Square Garden is going to feel that hard. New York, get ready for a long ass night of screaming our heads off together to 26 years of Foos.”
Foo Fighters continued to tour in 2021, supporting their 10th album Medicine at Midnight, released earlier in 2021 and their 26th anniversary and will continue on a more extensive North American tour in 2022.
The band is also set to release a feature-length comedy-horror film Studio 66 on Feb 25, which will show at more than 2,000 theaters.
Times Like These
Learn To Fly
No Son of Mine
The Sky Is a Neighborhood
Medicine At Midnight
Somebody To Love
All My Life
This Is a Call
Best of You
Making a Fire
You Should Be Dancing
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