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Foo Fighters Prep 25th Anniversary Van Tour: See When They’ll Hit Your City

Believe it or not, the Foo Fighters have been around for a quarter of a century, and what better way to celebrate than to go on tour? The band announced on Tuesday (Feb. 18) that they would be playing at the same cities as during their 1995 tour when Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel and Pat Smear hit the road in a Dodge van — and thus, The Van Tour 2020. 

They’ll be kicking off the 10-show tour — which will also feature Taylor Hawkins, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee — April 12 at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, and wrapping up on May 20 at the FirstOntario Centre in Ontario, Canada.

Each show will also open with a sneak peek of Grohl’s What Drives Us, a new documentary about why musicians leave their loved ones behind to hit the road in the name of music. The film includes interviews with members of Black Flag, Metallica, The Beatles, Dead Kennedys, Guns N’ Roses, and more.


But that wasn’t all. The Foo Fighters also teased that while they may be too massive now to play the small clubs they performed at on their first tour (many have also since closed), it’s not out of the question for the venues that still remain.

The tour announcement comes just days after Grohl teased that the band has finished its 10th studio album. “We just finished making a record,” the Foo Fighters’ frontman revealed on the Bill Simmons Podcast Feb. 12. “Some of those songs, the best ones happen in 45 minutes. Then there’s other songs — there’s a riff on the new record I’ve been working on for 25 years. The first time I demoed it was in my basement in Seattle.”

Tickets go on sale Friday (Feb. 21) at 10 a.m. local time, but those with Citi credit cards will be able to buy resale tickets starting Tuesday (Feb. 18) at noon ET until 10 p.m. local time Thursday (Feb. 20).

Check out the list of tour dates below:

April 12 – Phoenix, Talking Stick Resort Arena
April 14 – Albuquerque, N.M., Santa Ana Star Center
April 16 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Chesapeake Energy Arena
April 18 – Wichita, Kan., INTRUST Bank Arena
April 20 – Knoxville, Tenn., Thompson-Boling Arena
May 10 – Green Bay, Wis., Resch Center
May 12 – Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena
May 14 – Cincinnati, Heritage Bank Center
May 18 – Cleveland, Rocket Mortgage Arena
May 20 – Hamilton, Ontario, FirstOntario Centre