Foo Fighters reveal Josh Freese as their new live drummer

Foo Fighters revealed Josh Freese as their new live drummer.

The Foo Fighters debuted their new tour lineup Sunday during a pre-tour live podcast titled “Foo Fighters: Preparing Music For Concerts.”

Before Freese was revealed as their new live drummer, the Foo Fighters teased other potential replacements in a hilarious skit featuring the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, Danny Curry of Tool, and Tommy Lee of the Mötley Crüe.

Freese replaces Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who tragically passed away in March 2022 at the age of 50. Foo Fighters new album, But here we arededicated to Hawkins.

Freese is a logical replacement, drummer with an unexpected resume. Over the years he has drummed for everyone from The Vandals to Devo to Nine Inch Nails to Sting. As a testament to his versatility, during Coachella 2022 he played with both the 100 gecs and Danny Elfman on the same day.

Freese also participated in the Foo Fighters tribute shows to Hawkins last fall, joining the band on drums on “Times Like This” and “All My Life”.

Later this month, the Foo Fighters will embark on a tour that includes festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Louder Than Life, Austin City Limits and Riot Fest, as well as headlining dates with support from The Breeders. Tickets for all of their shows are now on sale here.

Foo Fighters 2023 Tour Dates:

05/24 – Guilford, NH Pavilion @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
05/26 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
05/28 – Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple
05/30 – Washington, DC @ The Atlantis
06/02 – Nürburgring, de @ Rock am Ring
06/04 – Nürnberg, de @ Rock im-Park
06/14 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
06/16 – Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheater
06/18 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
07/08 – Quebec City, QC @ Festival D’ete De Quebec
07/12 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
07/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Harley Davidson Homecoming
07/29 – Naeba, JP @ Fuji Rock
08/04 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena*
08/08 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater*
08/10 – Stateline, NV @ Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s*
08/11-13 – San Francisco Festival, CA @ Outside Lands Festival
09/03 – Aspen, CO @ Aspen Snowmass
09/09 – Sao Paulo, BR @ The Town
09/15 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09/17 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Sear.Hear.Now Festival
09/19 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach *
09/21 – Louisville, Kentucky @ Louder Than Life Festival
10/01 – Dana Point, CA @ Ohana Festival
10/03 – Phoenix Resort Amphitheater, AZ @ Talking Stick
10/05 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
10/07 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/14 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits

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* = w/ Breeders

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