On 23rd April, Thai live events promoter Godzillionaire Ent. Thailand posted up a teaser on their Facebook page hinting at the next big artiste that they’ll be bringing to Bangkok. The teaser image consists of names of acts who are slated to perform at this year’s Summer Sonic Festival, Japan’s annual multi-day music event. Among the names listed on the line-up are such as Calvin Harris, Black Eyed Peas, Justice, Sum 41, Pennywise, Foo Fighters, R3HAB, Liam Gallagher, Charli XCX, and more.
Ah, but never in our wildest dreams would we have ever imagined that Godzillionaire Ent. Thailand was hinting at them:
That’s right! Foo Fighters will be returning to Bangkok after 21 years (they were last there in 1996, performing alongside Sonic Youth and Beastie Boys) :D The caption reads, “พร้อมแล้วใช่ไหม??????? ชาวร็อคเตรียมเฮกันได้เลย…!!! คอยติดตามอัพเดทข่าวสารผ่านทางเพจ” (Translation via asialive365: “You ready? Rock fans rejoice!!! Stay tuned for updates on this page.”)
Foo Fighters consists of members Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Taylor Hawkins, and Chris Shiflett. Although frontman and founder Dave Grohl previously said that they were going on an indefinite hiatus, the multi Grammy-winning band is currently working their 9th studio album. And as always, when there’s new music, there’s likely going to be a tour. In fact, the band is scheduled tour across Europe (Budapest, Prague, Paris) in June and July!
Although not much is known about Foo Fighter’s gig in Bangkok, Thailand as of yet, it’s important to note that the Summer Sonic Festival 2017 will take place over the 19th and 20th August weekend. We’ll make an educated guess and say that it may happen around the same time, give or take a couple of weeks.
More information to come ;)
UPDATE (16th May):
Awwyiss :) Foo Fighters will not only be holding their long-awaited concert in Bangkok, but they will also be performing in Singapore!
The American band took to Instagram to announce the good news. They said, “The Foos are coming to Asia this August! Get ready.”
Details for Foo Fighters’ Southeast Asia tour are as below:
- Organiser:Godzillionaire Ent. Thailand, JAMM
- Date: 24th August 2017
- Venue: Impact Challenger Hall Arena
- Time: TBA
- Ticketing: THB2,500 onwards
Note: Tickets go on sale at 10am on 22nd May via thaiticketmajor.com.
- Organiser: Unusual Entertainment
- Date: 26th August 2017
- Venue: National Stadium
- Time: 8pm
- Ticketing: SGD168 onwards
Note: Tickets go on sale at 10am on 23rd May through sportshubtix.com.
For more info, visit Foo Fighter’s website.