BY JAMIE UMBACH – ROGERSPLACE.COM
Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters haven’t had the smoothest ride over the last three years leading up to their Concrete and Gold album and its ensuing tour that made a delayed, and highly anticipated, stop at Rogers Place on Monday night.
A broken leg from falling off a stage in Sweden during a 2015 show led to the former Nirvana drummer spending the next year on tour with a mobile “throne” before the injury eventually led to the hiatus that set the stage for the band to write and record its latest release.
After Grohl lost his voice last month, the band had to reschedule a September 4 show in Edmonton to tonight. This delay did give fans the chance to familiarize themselves fully with the band’s ninth studio album that was officially released September 15.
“It usually takes me breaking my leg to cancel a show,” joked Grohl to a packed crowd in Edmonton.
Much like three years ago, it all happens for a reason.
“Let me apologize for making you wait six extra weeks for this rock show. I’m only human. Sometimes my heart is in it, but my body just can’t keep up with my mind. That being said, I came back here for a reason.”
That reason? To put on a familiar Foo Fighters rock show that’s guaranteed to keep your ears ringing until the next time they roll through Rogers Place.