Foo Fighters have launched a new website that redirects from the band’s official domain. Found at foofighterspassport.com, the site features a map of Europe from space on which Portugal is highlighted in red, with a passport superimposed. If you click on the passport, there’s a stamp inside revealing that the Foos’ first announced concert of next year will take place at the NOS Alive festival in Lisbon, Portugal, on July 7th, 2017.
- There is no other information regarding other tour dates or what the band might be touring to promote, although there has been increased activity within the Foos’ world recently.
- In addition to a few low-key solo gigs by Dave Grohl, the Foos played a private benefit concert in Los Angeles last month and are scheduled to perform at an all-star benefit concert honoring Tom Petty as the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year on February 10th in Los Angeles.
- Foo Fighters have been on hiatus since November 2015, but Grohl has hinted at working on new material, with producer Butch Vig also saying in an interview not long ago that he had been collaborating with Grohl.
- Rumors about a second season of the Foos’ road documentary series, Sonic Highways, have also circulated although HBO has not announced yet that the series is coming back. The last Foos album, released in 2014 and also called Sonic Highways, was recorded while the band was filming the series. It’s been suggested that a new season could follow the group around Europe.