Foo Fighters Share Photo From Very First Show

See the pic from a 1995 keg party in Seattle

February 20, 2020

The Foo Fighters are continuing their 25th anniversary celebration by sharing a photo from their very first gig.

It went down at what they described as a keg party in Seattle in 1995. Frontman Dave Grohl was honing in on his new vision for music the year after Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain died.

“There is a moment in every band’s history when you decide it’s time to load the gear out of the practice space and bring the music to the people for the first time,” the band said. “This was ours, 25 years ago today. Keg party at the Marine Store, Seattle WA....”

The photo is striking because if you didn’t know better, you wouldn’t have guessed that the unassuming guy with the Les Paul, who was playing in a small room with the crowd in his face, had already played on some of the biggest stages in the world as a drummer.

“25 years later, the fear and stage fright may have faded, but the love of making music with my friends is stronger than ever. Happy anniversary, fellas,” says a follow-up post, presumably from Grohl.

The Foo Fighters shared the photo a day after announcing a 10-date Van Tour that will see them hit some of the same cities they played during their first tour in 1995.
They also teased the possibility of more dates being added, with some of them potentially being in small venues.

Each stop on the tour will feature a preview of Grohl’s new documentary, “What Drives Us.” The film explores the sacrifices musicians make by being on the road for long periods of time to do what they love.

The Foo Fighters are also putting the finishing touches on their 10th studio album, but no title or release date have been announced.

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