Foo Fighters Announce Full North American Tour via Ridiculous Video
Perennial mainstream rock ‘n’ roll heroes Foo Fighters took a creative approach in unveiling the remainder of their upcoming two-month tour of North America. Press releases be damned—this is the age of viral marketing, and the Foo Fighters are making sure to be provocative.
In a recently debuted “music video,” ostensibly of a song called “Hot Buns,” Dave Grohl and his bandmates (Taylor Hawkins, Chris Shiflett and Nate Mendel) are shown hanging out at a truck stop in absurd trucker attire laughing hickishly about their food. Suddenly they all stand up, promptly toss some crumpled dollars down and head single-file to the bathroom. The door sign reads “Hot Shower: Wash the road off!” — so you probably have an idea where things go from there.
If you’re still not sure what’s in store, well… the four Foos get naked and start lathering each other up and doing all sorts of other homoerotic stuff with their fake trucker wigs and cowboy boots, otherwise completely naked. There’s also a nice panoramic shot of all four’s bare asses, if you’re into that. (Grohl groupies, take notice.)
The whole thing is hilarious in a sort of eye-rolling way and reinforces the group’s not-so-secret humorous side (check out their videos for “Learn to Fly,” “Low” and, most recently, “Walk”), but one of the highlights is when newly added guitarist and former Nirvana sideman Pat Smear appears as the janitor and quickly flees in shock.
The backing track of Queen’s “Body Language” also adds a nice touch to the whole montage.
But remember, this is supposed to be a tour announcement. At the end of the clip the tour dates are rattled off, which will stretch from coast to coast and stay mostly in the U.S., with three Canadian dates in late October.
Watch the ridiculousness below:
14 — St. Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Center
16 — Kansas City, Mo. @ Spring Center
17 — St. Louis, Mo. @ Scottrade Center
19 — Detroit, Mich. @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
20 — Cleveland, Ohio @ Quicken Loans Arena
22 — Columbus, Ohio @ Nationwide Arena
23 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Consol Energy Center
24 — Buffalo, N.Y. @ First Niagara Center
26 — East Rutherford, N.J. @ Izod Center
9 — Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center
11 — Salt Lake City, Utah @ Maverik Center
13 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum
14 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum
16 — Phoenix, Ariz. @ U.S. Airways Center
17 — San Diego, Calif. @ Viejas Arena
19 — Oakland, Calif. @ Oracle Center
20 — Sacramento, Calif. @ Power Balance Pavillion
25 — Vancouver, B.C. @ Rogers Arena
27 — Calgary, Alberta @ Scotiabank Saddledome
28 — Edmonton, Alberta @ Rexall Place
7 — Duluth, Ga. @ Arena at Gwinnett Center
8 — Charlotte, N.C. @ Time Warner Cable Arena
10 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ Wells Fargo Center
11 — Washington, D.C. @ Verizon Center
13 — New York, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden
14 — Newark, N.J. @ Prudential Center
16 — Boston, Mass. @ TD Garden
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