Foo Fighters to play two nights at Fenway Park

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In support of their brand new album Sonic Highways, Foo Fighters will embark on their largest tour of North America in 2015. The tour will be highlighted by a two-night stand at Boston’s Fenway Park on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19. Tickets for each of the concerts will go on sale Friday, December 5 through, though ticket prices have not yet been revealed. The band has enlisted hometown heroes and post-punk pioneers Mission of Burma to open the first night, while British rock duo Royal Blood will open the second.
*UPDATE: Tickets will range in price from $49.50 to $75.

Sonic Highways, Foo Fighters’ eighth studio effort and follow-up to 2011’s Wasting Light, was released last week. Produced by Butch Vig and Foo Fighters, Sonic Highways was an experimental project for the band. Though not a soundtrack album, Sonic Highways shares its title with an eight-episode documentary series for HBO. Directed by frontman Dave Grohl, the series has been described as a “love letter to the history of American music” with each one-hour episode is devoted to a different a different city and its unique musical identity.

For the album and documentary series, Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear wrote and recorded one song in each of the eight cities they visited. In each city, the band delved into the local musical currents: how each region shaped its musicians in their formative years and in turn, the impact those people had on the cultural fabric of their hometowns. Grohl held off on putting down words until the last day of each session, so as to be inspired by the experiences, interviews he conducted for the HBO series, and other local personalities who became part of the process.

Each song on Sonic Highways features a special local guest: Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick for Chicago, Pete Stahl & Skeeter Thompson of Scream for Washington D.C., Zac Brown for Nashville, Gary Clark, Jr. for Austin, Joe Walsh for Los Angeles, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band for New Orleans, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie for Seattle and Tony Visconti and Kristeen Young for New York.

The video for lead single “Something from Nothing” is streaming below.

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