Foo Fighters earn rave reviews ahead of NZ show

Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters are due in Auckland in under two weeks for their biggest ever show here. Photo / Wayne Drought
Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters are due in Auckland in under two weeks for their biggest ever show here. Photo / Wayne Drought

Around 50,000 fans are gearing up for the biggest Foo Fighters show ever seen in New Zealand, and by the sounds of things they're in for a treat.

The Foos, led by Dave Grohl, are due to play in Auckland on Tuesday, December 13 - the band's second performance in New Zealand this year after March's Christchurch charity show at the Auckland Town Hall.

This time they'll be playing at Western Springs to around 50,000 people along with support acts Tenacious D, F**ked Up and Cairo Knife Fight in their biggest ever New Zealand show.

But first the Foos kicked off their seven-date Australasian tour in Perth on Monday night, and scored rave reviews.

"Musical genius Dave Grohl and his finely tuned band smashed every song in a near-three-hour set that covered 17 years of rollicking hits, moving ballads and even two covers," said Perth Now's Maxine Brown and Lauren Nathan.

Simon Collins from The West Australian also raved about the show.

"All teeth, hair and rock chutzpah, it was a lean and mean Grohl who hit the stadium stage with the other Fighters, immediately dashing down the lengthy catwalk before the team clicked into gear for Wasting Light opener Bridge Burning," he wrote.

"From the first scream of, 'These are my famous last words,' the fans knew this was going to be a rock show to remember."

A select number of previously sold out Gold tickets to Auckland's Foos show are going on sale at 8am this morning.

Tickets are available here.

What: Foo Fighters, Tenacious D, F**ked Up and Cairo Knife Fight
Where: Western Springs, Auckland
When: Tuesday, December 13

- Herald online

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