Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett said in a recent interview with Los Angeles radio station KLOS that 2019 will likely be a year of little activity for the band.
Asked if the Foos were finished for a while after touring 2017's Concrete And Gold album for the better part of the past year, Shiflett replied, “Well, kind of. It's not a super-heavy year; we kind of wrapped up touring for the last record but . . . we have some stuff — we have some festivals coming up later in the year.”
Shiflett also said, “I don't know, we'll see how that works,” when asked about a new Foos record next year. In fact, 2020 would be on schedule for the band, who have released a new record every three years since 2002.
We asked drummer Taylor Hawkins a while back if the Foos put pressure on themselves every time they start a new album to top the previous one: “Absolutely. Always, every time. I mean, you always want every one of 'em to be the best one you've ever done, and you always think you haven't done your best one, and you know, although it's arguable to some people, we still feel that way. You know, I still think we haven't done, written our 'Hotel California' yet or whatever, you know, our 'Bohemian Rhapsody' or whatever. So you know, you should always be a little scared every time.”
Foo Fighters were forced to reschedule their performances at the two-night grand opening of The Fillmore New Orleans on February 15th and 16th due to an unidentified band member being injured. The dates have been rescheduled to May 15th and May 16th and all tickets for the original dates will be honored.