The Foo Fighters have set down in New York City this week, bringing their North American Tour -- Dave Grohl's throne and all -- to Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets, for shows tonight and Thursday (July 15 and 16).
It's the second stadium the Foos are playing on the tour, after opening July 4 in Washington, D.C., and the group also has shows lined up for Boston's Fenway Park and Chicago's Wrigley Field.
Bassist Nate Mendel tells us that after performing in stadiums in other countries the Foos are happy to be able to do it in the U.S., too:
"When Dave was talking about it a couple years ago, 'I think we should try to do stadiums in America,' I think we should, too, but I don't know that that's gonna possibly work, and sure enough we're doing a few of them, so let's give it a try. We did Wembley (in London) about five years ago, Wembley Stadium, a couple times and that was a gigantic leap for the band. It's insane we're able to do something like that in America 'cause the band's never been that popular back home."
The Foos will be on the road in North America through October 18 in Castiaic, Calif., and have announced three stadium dates for September in the U.K.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.