Foo Fighters played 27 songs on Wednesday night (December 11th) in front of a sold-out crowd of 55,000 at Mexico City’s Foro Sol Stadium, as the band played its first-ever live show in that country. According to Consequence Of Sound, the band — playing just its second show since September 2012 — plowed through all its hits, a number of songs from 2011’s Wasting Light album, and a selection of cover tunes from artists like the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Tom Petty.
- The band covered the Beatles’ “Blackbird,” Petty’s “Breakdown” and Floyd’s “In The Flesh?”
- The group is scheduled to play a second show at the venue on Friday night (December 13th).
- Foo Fighters warmed up for the Mexican dates by playing a surprise gig on Monday night (December 9th) at Rock & Roll Pizza in Moorpark, California, in front of approximately 200 people.
- Like Wednesday’s Mexican gig, that 23-song set did not feature any new material from the act’s next studio effort.
- Frontman Dave Grohl recently dropped a few more hints about the band’s upcoming eighth studio album to Rolling Stone, saying, “We begin recording soon, but we’re doing it in a way that no one’s done before and we’re writing the album in a way that I don’t think has been done before.”