The Foo Fighters just completed an epic set at the Reading Festival in England, playing a total of 26 songs and capping it off by singing happy birthday to Dave Grohl’s mother.
Fans of the band should savor the concert because it might be the last chance they have to see the Foo Fighters for a long time, the New Zealand Herald reported.
The Foo Fighters brought an end to the three-day music festival in Reading after just headlining a show at the festival’s sister site in Leeds, England. Though Dave Grohl didn’t get into specifics, he let the audience know at the end of the concert in Reading that it would be the last time Foo Fighters would play together for a while.
“You guys realize we’ve got a lot of songs to play,” he told the audience. “It’s the last show of the tour and it’s the last show for a long time.”
For Grohl, playing the Reading festival struck a sentimental nerve. He recalled playing the same festival with Nirvana 20 years ago, then dedicated the song “Three Days” to former bandmates Krist Novoselic and the late Kurt Cobain.
“I’d like to dedicate this song to a couple of people who couldn’t be here tonight,” Dave Grohl said. “This one’s for Krist and this one’s for Kurt.”
As Loudwire reported, Dave Grohl’s comments about it being the Foo Fighters last show for a long time could be interpreted a couple of ways. He could have been speaking specifically about the band’s European fans since all of the rest of the band’s shows this year are in the United States. He also may have meant that the Foo Fighters are taking a well-deserved break after playing the Global Festival in New York’s Central Park at the end of September.