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Foo Fighters will be headlining a number of festivals in 2023, which will be the first shows since their tribute concerts in honor of late drummer Taylor Hawkins.

The announcement of these headlining festival dates will likely show what the Foo Fighters will be like following the sudden passing of Hawkins in March 2022. On New Year’s Eve, the band shared a statement with fans confirming they would continue but that they were “going to be a different band going forward.”

The band’s full statement is as follows:

“As we say goodbye to the most difficult and tragic year that our band has ever known, we are reminded of how thankful we are for the people that we love and cherish most, and for the loved ones who are no longer with us.

Foo Fighters were formed 27 years ago to represent the healing power of music and a continuation of life. And for the past 27 years, our fans have built a worldwide community, a devoted support system that has helped us all get through the darkest of times together. A place to share our joy and our pain, our hopes and fears, and to join in a chorus of life together through music. Without Taylor, we never would have become the band that we were – and without Taylor, we know that we’re going to be a different band going forward.

We also know that you, the fans, meant as much to Taylor as he meant to you.  And we know that when we see you again – and we will soon – he’ll be there in spirit with all of us every night.”

Scroll below to see which festivals the Foos are headlining, along with details on ticket information. (Dates are listed in chronological order.)

  • Boston Calling

    The Foos are headlining night one of the festival taking place May 26-28 along with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Other headliners of Boston Calling include The Lumineers, Alanis Morissette, Paramore and Queens of the Stone Age. Presale opportunities for Boston Calling begin on January 12 with full ticket details available at BostonCalling.com.

  • Sonic Temple

    Foo Fighters will head to Columbus, Ohio to close out the final night of Sonic Temple, which is taking place May 25-28. Also headlining the festival are Tool, Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold, Queens of the Stone Age, KISS, Rob Zombie and Deftones. Registration for presale tickets is open now at SonicTempleFestival.com, with the actual presale kicking off January 11 at 10 AM EST.

  • Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park

    Foo Fighters were announced for the popular German festivals Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park. The band is headlining Rock Am Ring on June 2. Two days later, they will headline Rock Im Park on June 4. Foo Fighters are replacements for Pantera on both festival bills.

  • Bonnaroo

    Foo Fighters will also be closing out the final night of Bonnaroo taking place June 15-18 in Manchester, Tenn. Other headliners include Kendrick Lamar, Odesza, Zeds Dead and Liquid Stranger. Early access tickets go on sale on January 12 at 10 AM CT with full ticket details available at Bonnaroo.com.

  • Festival d’été de Québec

    Taking place in Quebec City from July 6-16, the Foos are headlining Festival d’été de Québec on July 8. Other headlining acts include Green Day, Weezer and Imagine Dragons.

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  • RBC Bluesfest

    This mega-festival in Ottawa, Canada runs from July 6-16. The Foos will headline the festival on July 12. Other headliners include Shania Twain, Weezer, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Death Cab for Cutie, Mumford & Sons and more.

  • Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival

    Foo Fighters will headline the Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival with Green Day. The festival takes place July 13-16 and also includes Social Distortion and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

  • Fuji Rock Festival

    The Fuji Rock Festival takes place at the Naeva Ski Resort in Nigata Prefecture, Japan. The festival runs from July 28-30. In addition to the Foos, Lizzo and The Strokes will also be headlining the festival.

  • Wildlands Festival

    The Wildlands Festival takes place August 4-6 in Big Sky, Montana. The Foos are headlining the final night of the festival on August 6.

  • Outside Lands

    Outside Lands takes place at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco from August 11-13. Other headliners/major acts booked for the festival include Kendrick Lamar, Odesza, Lana Del Rey, The 1975, Megan Thee Stallion, Zedd, Janelle Monae, Maggie Rogers and Fisher. Complete ticket details can be found at SFOutsideLands.com.

  • Jazz Aspen Snowmass

    The Jazz Aspen Snowmass is taking place Labor Day Weekend on September 1-3 in Aspen, Colorado. The Foos will headline the final night of the festival.

     

  • The Town Festival

    The Town Festival takes place in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 2, 3, 7, 9 and 10. Foo Fighters are headlining the festival on September 9. Complete festival details can be found at TheTown.com.br.

  • Riot Fest

    Riot Fest is taking place September 15-17 at Douglass Park in Chicago. Foo Fighters are headlining night one on September 15, with Turnstile acting as “opener.” The headliners on September 16 include The Postal Service, Death Cab For Cutie and Queens of the Stone Age. Meanwhile, The Cure and The Mars Volta are headlining the final night on September 17.

  • Sea.Hear.Now

    The Foos are headlining night two of this Asbury Park, N.J. festival taking place September 16-17. The Killers are headlining night one. Other acts booked include Greta Van Fleet, Weezer, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Rebelution, Sheryl Crow, the Beach Boys and more. Full ticket details can be found at SeaHearNowFestival.com.

  • Louder Than Life

    The Foos are one of many high-profile acts booked for the Louder Than Life festival taking place September 21-24 in Kentucky. Other acts booked for the festival include Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Green Day, Weezer, Rancid, Godsmack, Limp Bizkit, Pantera, Falling in Reverse, Queens of the Stone Age and Turnstile.

  • Ohana Festival

    Eddie Vedder’s Ohana Festival is taking place September 29-October 1 at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, Calif. Foo Fighters will be headlining the final night of the festival on October 1, with The Killers headlining night one and Eddie Vedder headlining night two. Additional acts performing at the festival include Pretenders, The Chicks, Haim, The War On Drugs, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Father John Misty, Goose, Japanese Breakfast and more. Complete ticket information can be found at OhanaFest.com.

  • Austin City Limits Festival

    The Austin City Limit Festival takes place over the course of two weekends: October 6-8 and October 13-15. Foo Fighters join a diverse lineup of headliners that include Kendrick Lamar, Mumford & Sons, Odesza, The Lumineers, Shania Twain, Alanis Morissette, The 1975 and Hozier.

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