All eyes were on Glastonbury this weekend as Worthy Farm hosted headline slots from third-timers Arctic Monkeys and last-timer Elton John, but many held the most anticipation for a band called ‘The Churnups’… who turned out to be the legendary Foo Fighters. Following their surprise set, the band has announced a huge UK leg of their Everything or Nothing at All tour for 2024, and Foo Fighters will be rocking Manchester at Emirates Old Trafford to kick it all off on Thursday, 13 June 2024, with an extra Manchester date added on Saturday, 15 June.
With stadium-fillers such as All My Life, My Hero and Everlong, Foo Fighters belong on the biggest stages in the world, bringing 2000s rock to audiences of all ages. Frontman Dave Grohl has proved himself to be the sweetheart of rock, and an adoptee of British culture, not least by the fact he led the band onto a Great Western train to reach the legendary festival.
The 2024 tour of UK stadiums, hitting London, Cardiff, Birmingham and Glasgow, will be the first since the band lost beloved drummer Taylor Hawkins just last year after suffering a heart attack, and Foo Fighters are sure to keep his memory alive in Manchester as they have been doing ever since. Their Glastonbury set concluded with emotional anthem Everlong, which was dedicated to Hawkins, and his memory is never far from the band’s performances.
Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester, AKA Lancashire County Cricket Ground, seems the perfect place to start proceedings, with a 50,000 capacity and a long string of massive events having taken place there, including hosting some of Manchester’s favourite bands such as Courteeners and Blossoms, and of course Harry Styles. As usual, Foo Fighters are in good company in Manchester.
Supporting the rockers in Manchester on Thursday 13 and Saturday, 15 June 2024 will be Isle of Wight duo Wet Leg and up-and-coming Manchester band Loose Articles, ensuring a night full of great vibes and wonderful music. Presale for tickets begins on Wednesday, 28 June at 9am and ends on Thursday, 29 June at 10pm, with general sale starting from Friday, 30 June at 9am here.