Dave Grohl plays his first comeback show from custom-made throne


Dave Grohl has returned to the stage in spectacular fashion after falling and breaking his leg in Sweden last month.

Foo Fighters performed on Saturday night (4th July) at a 20th anniversary concert at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington DC.

The gig marked the band’s first outing since they were forced to cancel their UK stadium shows, as well as their Friday night headline performance at Glastonbury Festival.

Grohl took to the stage with a luminous purple cast and sat on a giant Iron Throne-esque chair – from which he was surrounded by guitars, lights and an amp so that he could perform whilst still resting his injured leg.

The frontman took some time out in the middle of the show to tell the story of how he broke his leg – sharing videos of the incident, hospital selfies and his X-rays with concert-goers. He continued to tell the crowd that he wanted to miss as few shows as possible in the coming months. It was while he was still in the hospital that he drew up a sketch of the custom throne with “lasers and sh*t shooting from the top” and guitar necks for arms.

The set list included some of the band’s greatest hits like ‘Everlong’, ‘Best of You’ and ‘Monkey Wrench’, as well as a cover version of Queen and David Bowie’s ‘Under Pressure’.

Watch a fan-recorded video of Grohl’s crowd story at the concert, below.


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