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Foo Fighters Kick Off 2023 Comeback Tour: Setlist + Video

The band ran through a 21-song set and paid tribute to Taylor Hawkins in Gilford, New Hampshire on Wednesday

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Foo Fighters, photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for FF

    Foo Fighters played their first full-band concert of 2023 at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook in Gilford, NH on Wednesday. The show served as a sort-of warm-up ahead of the band’s run of summer festival appearances. It also marked Foo Fighters’ first public gig with new live drummer Josh Freese, who has stepped in for the late Taylor Hawkins.

    The setlist spanned a total of 21 songs, kicking off with “Rescued,” the lead single from their new album, But Here We Are. They further previewed the album with performances of “Under You,” “Nothing At All,” and the album’s title track.

    During the show, Dave Grohl also paid tribute to Hawkins with an emotional solo rendition of “Cold Day in the Sun,” which marked the first live performance of the song in five years. “This is something I never thought I’d have to do,” Grohl said prior to the performance. “Taylor wrote this song, we used to sing it together. I’m gonna do it for him tonight.”

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    Other notable song selections included “Shame Shame” with Violet Grohl on vocals, and a set closing one-two-three punch of “Best of You,” “Aurora,” and “Everlong.” See the full setlist and fan-captured footage below.

    Foo Fighters will next head to Boston to headline Boston Calling this weekend. They’re also scheduled to appear at BonnarooLouder Than LifeAustin City Limits, and Riot Fest, as well as play headlining dates with support from The Breeders. Tickets to all of their shows are on sale now here.

    But Here We Are is set for release on June 2nd.

    Foo Fighters Setlist:

    Rescued (Live Debut)
    Walk
    No Son of Mine
    Learn to Fly
    Under You (Live Debut)
    The Pretender
    But Here We Are (Live Debut)
    Breakout
    The Sky Is a Neighborhood
    My Hero
    This Is a Call
    All My Life
    Nothing at All (Live Debut)
    Shame Shame (with Violet Grohl on vocals)
    These Days
    Cold Day in the Sun
    Monkey Wrench
    Best of You
    Aurora
    Everlong

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