As they wrap up a run of arena shows in the UK, Foo Fighters have announced the first several dates of what will be the first full American tour in support of their new album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace. As on the warm up dates earlier this fall, the tour will feature additional Fighters beyond the core foursome - Pat Smear on guitar, Rami Jaffee on keyboards, and Jessie Greene on strings.
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace is Foo Fighters' sixth studio album and has already proven itself a worthy addition to the band's discography, as songs like 'The Pretender' and new single 'Long Road To Ruin' are holding their own every night alongside known barnburners like 'My Hero' and 'All My Life'. As Entertainment Weekly said of the new album, "the band has taken everything it's always done best... and brought it to the next level."
For fans who want to ensure themselves good seats and support a good cause at the same time, a limited quantity of premium tickets for a number of shows will be available only through Ticketmaster auctions. Auction proceeds will benefit local tree planting through TreeBank, an online donation system dedicated to urban forest tree planting. Each auction will run for approximately two weeks following each show's on-sale date, and TreeBank will distribute auction proceeds to local "branches" for tree planting in every community on the Foo Fighters tour. The Ticketmaster auction page is:
TreeBank is a program of TreeLink®, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that offers information to educate and work with government, professionals and volunteers in community forests. You can find more information about the program at the below links
Confirmed tour dates listed below, for further confirmations keep an eye on www.foofighters.com
1/23/08 - Dallas TX - American Airlines Center
1/25/08 - Memphis TN - FedEx Forum
1/26/08 - Nashville TN - Nashville Municipal Auditorium
2/18/08 - Worcester MA - DCU Center
2/21/08 - Philadelphia PA - Wachovia Spectrum
2/24/08 - Detroit MI - Joe Louis Arena