REVIEW: Foo Fighters Concrete And Gold Tour At Adelaide’s Cooper Stadium
Show 2 of the Aussie tour
Image: Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters
By Matty OReilly
It’s show two for the rock powerhouse that is the Foo Fighters and it seems everyone in Adelaide is here.
The 20,000 plus audience starts filling in on this perfect summer Tuesday night as Melbourne pub rock band Amyl & The Sniffers open the night of rock.
The rock band fronted by pocket rock Amy, who could pass as Bon Scott’s long lost daughter. Although it’s the biggest show the young band have played, they take pride in their place and gets the Adelaide crowd warmed up.
Next up is American rock band, Weezer.
The ‘Buddy Holly’ hit makers are an obvious fan favourite with plenty of sing-a-longs throughout the bands set.
Finally, the main act, FOO FIGHTERS!
It hits 8pm as they take the stage, with the sun still up, the band open with the lead single from Concrete & Gold, Run and the crowd goes nuts.
The show is a non-stop rock fest, with major hits The Pretender, Best of You and Times Like These obvious crowd favourites.
Big ups for the covers of Under Pressure and the heart wrenching Black Bird, with the band coming out for a massive 5 song encore.
Tears were shed as we farewelled the mighty Foo after a huge 3 hours, as they left us with the hit Everlong.
It was obvious the band had just as much fun as the crowd, claiming Adelaide is ‘the heavy metal capital of Australia’.
See the full set list:
All My Life
Learn to Fly
The Sky Is a Neighborhood
Let It Die
Under My Wheels (Alice Cooper cover)
Another One Bites the Dust (Queen) / Blitzkrieg Bop (The Ramones)
Under Pressure (Queen cover)
Best of You
Ballad of the Beaconsfield Miners
Blackbird (The Beatles cover)
Times Like These
This Is a Call
Read our review of Perth’s show here
Foo Fighter’s are touring Australia as part of the Concrete & Gold Australian tour.
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