For those not following along at home, the eighth Foo Fighters studio album, Sonic Highways, came out last week. Each of the album's eight tracks were recorded in different musically inclined cities across the country, including "Subterranean," which was laid down in Seattle and features backing vocals by Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard. Not content with merely making Sonic Highways an audio journey, Foo Fighters also have a corresponding Sonic Highways HBO documentary series directed by Dave Grohl. Each episode focuses on one the musical history of one of the cities where the band recorded (the Seattle episode airs November 25). Unfortunately, those who want to rock out to the Foo Fighters live will probably have to wait until next fall (though the band has been playing small secret shows in the Sonic Highways cities), as the band just announced its U.S. tour and the Washington date isn't until September 12, 2015 at the Gorge Amphitheatre.
In an attempt to repress the secondary/scalper online ticket market—or as the band is putting it, "Beat the Bots"—the Foo Fighters is having a special on-site only presale at the KeyArena box office this Saturday, November 22 starting at 10am (with a line begining at 9am). Fans can purchase up to two floor tickets or four seated tickets for the concert in-person. Ticket cost $45–$75. The online sale begins two weeks later on Friday, December 5 at 10am via LiveNation.com.
Sept 12 at 8, Gorge Amphitheatre, $45–$75