Foo Fighters Ask Fans To Help Pick Reading & Leeds Setlist
The rock titans – who first headlined the legendary UK festivals in 2002 alongside The Strokes, The Prodigy and Guns N’ Roses (in Leeds only that year) – have asked fans, “So what songs do you wanna hear?” ahead of their two sets, which take place from August 23 – 25 this year.
Dave Grohl and the gang will be joined at Reading & Leeds 2019 by the likes of A Day To Remember, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and Enter Shikari on their day alone, while also topping the bill at the event are the one and only twenty one pilots making their headline debut, as well as Post Malone and The 1975.
While we can probably guarantee that the Foos will play a whole bunch of crowd-pleasing classics, if you’ve got any deep cuts you’d love to hear live, you’d better get in touch…
In other news, we recently asked Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett about the band’s enduring appeal, and if he could pinpoint the secret to their continued success.
“I don’t know that it’s any specific one thing, but I think you have to credit a lot of it to Dave and his personality,” Chris pondered. “People love that dude. I think he represents something to a lot of people out there. He has that gift that means he can make 80,000 people feel like they’re his best friend. He has that kind of magic, that x‑factor thing. I don’t know how you define that, or explain that.
“On top of that, we’ve consistently put out records every couple of years. There’s never been a point where we’ve taken 10 years off because we all fucking hate each other and have broken up. Or we’ve all gone off and made reggae records, or whatever. We go out on the road and we play. There’s never been a huge diversion from consistently doing the work. And for people of a certain age when Nevermind came out, our band triggers an emotion in them. And now they bring their kids to the shows.”
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