Watch Foo Fighters’ full Madison Square Garden re-opening show

Foo Fighters have uploaded pro-shot footage of their entire gig at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden, re-opening the venue after 466 days without live music.

Watch Foo Fighters’ full Madison Square Garden re-opening show
Emily Carter

After uploading a short mini-doc of the night back in July, Foo Fighters have now shared their full 2021 show at Madison Square Garden.

The rock legends re-opened the iconic New York venue after a whopping 466 days of COVID closure, with their date having the honour of being the first full-capacity show there since the beginning of the pandemic.

And they clearly didn't scrimp when it came to making it an even more special occasion, tearing through a life-affirming 24-song setlist. Of course, there was all the usual hits like The Pretender, My Hero, Best Of You and Everlong, but there was also some surprise covers on the night: Dave Chappelle joined Foos for a live debut of Radiohead's Creep, and they also performed Queen's Somebody To Love and the Bee Gees' You Should Be Dancing (of course, they then released even more Bee Gees covers on Hail Satin, as their Record Store Day alter-egos the Dee Gees).

Watch it all unfold below:

Check out the full setlist:

1. Times Like These
2. The Pretender
3. Learn To Fly
4. No Son Of Mine
5. The Sky Is A Neighborhood
6. Shame Shame
7. Rope
8. Run
9. My Hero
10. These Days
11. Medicine At Midnight
12. Walk
13. Somebody To Love (Queen cover)
14. Monkey Wrench
15. Arlandria
16. Breakout
17. Creep (Radiohead cover, with Dave Chappelle)
18. All My Life
19. Aurora
20. This Is A Call
21. Best Of You


22. Making A Fire
23. You Should Be Dancing (Bee Gees cover)
24. Everlong

Discussing how Foo Fighters put together their setlists these days, frontman Dave Grohl told Mark Hoppus in August: "When we were rehearsing, we had these dry erase boards and charts and like, 'Here's these songs, these are the singles, and these are the deep cuts, and these are the new ones, and these are the covers.' It was hard to put it all together. You want to represent every era of the band, because there's more than a few, but you want to make a setlist that's like a rollercoaster, goes up and down. And it's hard."

But, he added, there's always one track that'll make the cut, no matter what: "I know that we have to play Everlong, that's it. Everything else is like, 'Whatever.'"

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