Die hard Foo Fighters fans are beginning to worry that Dave Grohl’s voice is on the way out.
The band played in Antwerp, Belgium, on Monday, and a fan took to the Fooies subreddit to express his concern with the thread title “So I think Dave’s voice is shot…”.
“I was at the Antwerp gig last night, and I thought the state of Dave's voice was kind of worrying - towards the final third it began cutting out entirely (noticeably on Breakout),” the poster going by the username TooLongStillRead wrote.
“As great as the show was, it's fair to say that the set is now geared around preservation - from the sharing of vocal duties with Taylor & Chris, to the drum solo break, to the extended instrumentals of all the major hits.
“He's even toned down the screaming now (unless the song calls for it), opting for a 'woooo!' instead.
“I know it's been an issue since the start of the tour, but it's clear that it's not a 'cold' any more. And it can't be any good long-term.
Do you think it's just age? Maybe they could stop doing back-to-back gigs (like Metallica are now doing).”
Some fans said they wouldn’t be shocked to find out Dave’s voice isn’t 100%.
“I don't think it's shot just yet, but he does seem to have "off" days more often. (although in this case he may not be properly over his cold yet),” user FrenchEnemies said.
“It's a miracle it's held up this long tbh, given that he's a smoker who doesn't seem to take particular care of his voice and screams all night long on a regular basis.”
Others didn’t see a problem.
“I didn't notice anything different back in September, probably just tired rather than shot,” leamtofoo said.
You can listen to Dave’s performance at Antwerp and decide for yourself here:
Hopefully his voice has some more life left in it yet!