Foo Fighters coming to State Farm Center

Dave Grohl, lead singer and guitarist for the band Foo Fighters, performs with his band and Weezer at Assembly Hall in 2005.. The Foo Fighters will be returning to Champaign for a Nov. 8 performance at the State Farm Center.

Dave Grohl, lead singer and guitarist for the band Foo Fighters, performs with his band and Weezer at Assembly Hall in 2005.. The Foo Fighters will be returning to Champaign for a Nov. 8 performance at the State Farm Center.

By Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer

The Foo Fighters are making their return to Champaign with a Nov. 8 performance at the State Farm Center. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show go on sale Thursday, July 13 at 10 a.m.

Tickets can be purchased through the Illinois Ticket Office online at www.statefarmcenter.com or over the phone at 866-ILLINI-1.  In person purchases can be made at the ticket windows inside the Main West entrance to the State Farm Center Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

The Foo Fighters have recently announced the release of their new album Concrete and Gold – out in September -their first album since Sonic Highways of 2014, and the tour that is to come along with it. 

The Foo Fighters have additionally announced a massive one-day festival called Cal Jam 17, which is set to take place on Oct. 7 in San Bernardino, California. 

Produced by Greg Kurstin and mixed by Darrel Thorp, Concrete and Gold includes new songs “Lah Dee Da” and “Run” along with many more that have yet to be released or teased. The new album will be released worldwide on September 15, but is currently available for preorder digitally and on CD and vinyl.

The Foo Fighters 2017 tour dates are as follows:

October 14 – Richmond, VA @ Richmond Coliseum
October 15 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
October 17 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
October 18 – Knoxville, TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena
October 20 – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
October 21 – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
October 23 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
October 24 – Memphis,TN @ FedExForum
October 26 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BJCC
November 7 – Madison, WI @ Kohl Center
November 8 – Champaign, IL @ State Farm Arena
November 10 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
November 11 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
November 13 – Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
November 15 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
December 1 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
December 2 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
December 4 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
December 5 – Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Arena
December 7 – Nampa ID @ Ford Idaho Center
December 9 – Billings MT @ Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
December 10 – Casper WY @ Casper Events Center
December 12 – Salt Lake City UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena

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