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Foo Fighters not done with touring quite yet

August 28, 2012|By August Brown
  • Relax, fans -- Foo Fighters still have more shows in the works.
Relax, fans -- Foo Fighters still have more shows in the works. (Kirk McCoy / Los Angeles…)

During the alt-rock titans Foo Fighters' show headlining the Reading Festival in England on Monday night, singer Dave Grohl almost gave some fans a heart attack. "Well, well, well, the ... Reading Festival," he said onstage. "You guys realize we've got a lot of songs to play. It's the last show of the tour and it's the last show for a long time."

Apparently, some fans and reports misunderstood that as the Foos' last show forever, and news quickly spread that the band had called it quits at Reading.  While Reading would hypothetically be an apropos place to call it off -- Monday night was the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's legendary set there -- it doesn't appear to be the case.

The band has at least three shows impending -- a Rock the Vote appearance at the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 5, and then two festivals in Atlanta and Pensacola, Fla., later that month.

And for what it's worth, the Foos' official tour schedule site still features a large banner saying, "We are coming for you too. More shows being added here soon."

The Reading set was mammoth -- 26 songs, including the live rarities "Alone + Easy Target," "Exhausted" and a rousing "Happy Birthday" rendition to Grohl's mom. But fans worried that they just missed the last Foo Fighters show ever can resume normal breathing. 

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