Foo Fighters Forced to Call Off Festival D'Été Performance Due to Storm
Published Jul 12, 2015Further suggesting that Dave Grohl and the rest of his Foo Fighters just can't catch a proper break these days, the alt-rock band were forced to call off their set at last night's (July 11) Festival D'Été de Québec due to storm conditions.
As French language broadcaster ICI Radio Canada explains in a review of the show, a storm that had hit Quebec City only got worse by the time the Foo Fighters hit the Bell Stage at the Plains of Abraham.
UPDATE: Exclaim!'s Matthew Ritchie was also at the show, and has posted his own thoughts on the truncated performance. You can read his review over here.
The Foos started their set around 9 p.m. local time, but only managed to play four songs before they called off the set due to safety concerns. They performed "Everlong," "Monkey Wrench," "Learn to Fly" and "Something From Nothing."
You'll find a quick clip of "Monkey Wrench," which Grohl performed from his Game of Thrones-inspired throne, down below.
The band later tweeted about the incident, noting that they'll make their way back to Quebec City at a later date. They added, "Mother Nature always wins."
Though apparently taking it all in stride, the Foo Fighters have faced more than their fare share of on-stage disasters of late. Last month, Grohl broke his leg after falling off a stage in Sweden. The band were forced to cancel some European dates, but Grohl will play through the pain for the rest of the summer.
You'll find the outfit's tour schedule, which includes upcoming Canadian dates in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver, down below.
07/13 Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center *
07/15 New York, NY - Citi Field *
07/16 New York, NY - Citi Field *
07/18 Boston, MA - Fenway Park ~
07/19 Boston, MA - Fenway Park *
07/24 Nigata Prefecture, JP - Fuji Rock Festival
07/26 Ansan, KR - Valley Rock Festival
08/12 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place *
08/13 Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome *
08/14 Walla Walla, WA - Gentlemen of the Road Stopover
08/16 Denver, CO - Fidler's Green Ampitheatre *
08/17 Denver, CO - Fidler's Green Ampitheatre *
08/19 Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Ampitheater *
08/21 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center *
08/22 St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center *
08/24 Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre *
08/25 Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagara Center
08/27 Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Center
08/29 Chicago, IL - Wrigley Field #
09/11 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
09/12 George, WA - Gorge Ampitheatre
09/14 Portland, OR - Moda Center
09/16 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/18 Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
09/19 Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
09/21 Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
09/22 Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
09/24 Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
09/25 Phoenix, AZ - AK-Chin Pavilion
09/27 Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
09/29 Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena
09/30 Wichita, KS - INTRUST Bank Arena
10/02 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
10/04 Atlanta, GA - Centennial Olympic Park
10/05 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
10/07 Memphis, TN - FedEx Forum
10/09 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
10/17 Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
10/18 Castaic, CA - Love Ride
11/05 Amsterdam, NL - Ziggo Dome
11/06 Cologne, Germany - Lanxess Arena
11/08 Berlin, Germany - Mercedes Benz Arena
11/09 Cracow, Poland - Tauron Arena
11/11 Vienna, Austria - Stadthalle
11/13 Casalecchio Di Reno, Italy - Unipol Arena
11/14 Turin, Italy - Palaolimpico
11/16 Paris, France - Bercy
11/17 Lyon, France - La Halle Tony Garnier
11/19 Barcelona, Spain - Palau Sant Jordi
* with Royal Blood
~ with Mission of Burma
^ with Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr., Heart, Joan Jett, Trombone Shorty, LL Cool J, DJ Z-Trip, and Trouble Funk
# with Cheap Trick, Urge Overkill, and Naked Raygun