Foo Fighters have postponed some of their previously announced 25th anniversary “Van Tour” dates due to the coronavirus pandemic that is spreading across the globe.
The trek, which was originally scheduled to take place in April and May, will see the band playing at the same cities as during the Foos' 1995 tour when the band hit the road in a Dodge van.
As of now, only the April dates have been rescheduled, while information regarding the May concerts is forthcoming.
Frontman Dave Grohl said in a statement: “Hi, this is Dave. Remember me? The guy who wouldn't even postpone a show when my g****mn leg was falling off? Well . . . playing a gig with a sock full of broken bones is one thing, but playing a show when YOUR health and safety is in jeopardy is another.”
He continued, “We f**kin' love you guys. So let's do this right and rain check s**t. The album is done, and it's f**kin' killer. The lights and stage are in the trucks, ready to go. The SECOND we are given the go ahead, we'll come tear s**t up like we always do. Promise.” Grohl added, “Now go wash your hands.”
The rescheduled dates are:
April 12 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort (new date December 5)
April 14 – Albuquerque, NM – Santa Ana Star Center (new date December 3)
April 16 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena (new date December 1)
April 18 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena (new date TBA)
April 20 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena (new date TBA)