Foo Fighters return with a surprise new single entitled 'Run', accompanied by a hilarious, if not a little disturbing, video directed by their own lead singer. Details of their forthcoming ninth studio album are yet to be announced, but this marks their first new music in two years.
The video, directed by frontman Dave Grohl, is apparently set in a nursing home and stars actress Missi Pyle, who you may recognise for her small roles in the likes of 'Gone Girl', 'The Artist', 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and 'Big Fish'.
Missi plays one of the nurses in the video who is kind of reminiscent of Nurse Ratched from 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest', with Grohl and the other band members - Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee - all having been given an elderly makeover. They are still rocking out as a band the only way they know how, however. In fact, all the old people in this old people's home have gone totally wild to the sound of this heavy yet sensationally melodic rock anthem.
The new album will follow their 2014 release 'Sonic Highways', which reached number 2 in both the UK and US charts. The band later launched an EP entitled 'Saint Cecilia' in 2015, which was released for free download to all fans.
Foo Fighters have a number of tour dates coming up this year starting with Secret Solstice Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland on June 16th. They'll also play Rock the Beach in Helsinki, Roskilde Festival, Sonic Summer Festival in Japan and, of course, they headline the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury on June 24th. You can also catch them in Mexico City, Berlin, Singapore, Bangkok, Seoul and Paris among other cities over the summer.
06/16 - Reykjavick, Iceland - Secret Solstice Festival
06/19 - Helsinki, Finland - Rock The Beach
06/21 - Riga, Latvia - Lucavsala Island
06/24 - Somerset, UK - Glastonbury Festival - SOLD OUT
06/26 - Budapest, Hungary - Budapest Arena
06/27 - Prague, Czech Republic - O2 Arena
06/29 - Gdynia, Poland - Open’er Festival
06/30 - Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
07/02 - Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter – SOLD OUT
07/03 - Paris, France - Accorhotels Arena - SOLD OUT
07/06 - Madrid, Espana - Mad Cool Festival – SOLD OUT
07/07 - Lisbon, Portugal - NOS Alive Festival – SOLD OUT
08/19 - Osaka, Japan - Sonic Summer Festival
08/20 - Osaka, Japan - Sonic Summer Festival
08/22 - Seoul, South Korea - Jamsil Soccer Field
08/24 - Bangkok, Thailand - Challenger Hall Arena
08/26 - Singapore - National Stadium
09/10 - Berlin, Germany - Lollapalooza Berlin
11/18 - Mexico City, MX - Corona Capital
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.