REVIEW: Foo Fighters Pay Tribute To Malcolm Young In Rockin' Sydney Gig

"I like it fast and I like it weird!"

REVIEW: Foo Fighters Pay Tribute To Malcolm Young In Rockin' Sydney Gig Chris Beckhouse

By Chris Beckhouse

It feels like we’ve been waiting months for this rock extravaganza – because we have! 

An epic night kicked off with local legends The Preatures and Weezer – their first Australian tour in a while -  as more than 50,000 people packed ANZ Stadium on Saturday, a stinking hot and humid one in Sydney.

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Bang on time, The Foo Fighters hit the stage with their rockin' new one Run – and the crowd just went off.

It was interesting to see how well the new songs were received, with The Sky is a Neighbourhood and Sunday Rain also featuring in the set list.

The first hour was just non-stop hits from the Fooies; in fact that hour went so quickly you didn’t realise they had done nine songs!!

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Then Dave went down the catwalk to be closer to the crowd, and the banter began: “I like it fast and I like it weird!”

Walk and Let it Die were next – a song dedicated to the “old school fans”.

The band introductions was a brilliant part of the set; Pat’s choice of Blitzkrieg Bop was just a highlight. They got about as far as “Hey Ho, lets go…!” and moved into Taylor’s version of Under Pressure with Dave back on the drums.

The encore came after some build-up and teasing from the band; a big screen backstage showed writing teasing: “How many songs…? 2? Nah!! 3??? Nah…. 4?? OK!”

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Their salute to Sydney fallen hero, AC/DC’s Malcolm Young with a cover of Let There Be Rock followed…. And dear God it was loud.

Everlong however, is the only way to wrap up a Foo Fighters concert.

The fans could go home happy; three hours solid of Foo Fighters hits. What a night! 

SETLIST

  1. Run
  2. All My Life
  3. Learn to Fly
  4. The Pretender
  5. The Sky Is a Neighborhood
  6. Rope
  7. Sunday Rain
  8. My Hero
  9. These Days
  10. Walk
  11. Let It Die
  12. White Limo
  13. Breakout
  14. Under My Wheels - (Alice Cooper cover)
  15. Another One Bites The Dust / Jump / Blitzkrieg Bop - (band introductions)
  16. Under Pressure - (Queen cover)
  17. Big Me
  18. Monkey Wrench
  19. Dirty Water
  20. This Is a Call
  21. Best of You

ENCORE

22. Ballad of the Beaconsfield Miners

23. Times Like These

24. Let There Be Rock - (AC/DC cover)

25. Everlong

Becko also joined The Grill Team this morning to chat all things Foo Fighters; listen below or download the Triple M app now

Foo Fighters final show of the Australian leg of the Concrete & Gold world tour is Tuesday 30th January in Melbourne.
Tickets are still available, don't miss this awesome show!
Click here for tickets and more info 

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