Foo Fighters have revealed Josh Freese as their new live drummer.
The Foo Fighters debuted their new touring lineup on Sunday during a pre-tour live show called “Foo Fighters: Preparing Music for Concerts.”
Before revealing Freeze as their new live drummer, the Foo Fighters teased other potential replacements in a fun skit featuring appearances from Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Danny Carey of Tool and Tommy Lee of Motley Crue.
Freeze replaces longtime Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who tragically died in March 2022 at the age of 50. Foo Fighters’ new album, But here we areDedicated to Hawkins.
Freeze is a logical alternative, a drummer drummer doesn’t mind with a resume. Over the years, he’s played drums 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 100 Kegs and Danny Elfman on the same day.
Freeze also participated in a Foo Fighters tribute to Hawkins last fall, joining the band on drums for “Times Like These” and “All My Life.”
Later this month, Foo Fighters will embark on a tour that will include festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Louder Than Life, Austin City Limits and Riot Fest, as well as headlining shows with support from The Breeders. Tickets for all their shows are on sale now Here.
Foo Fighters 2023 Tour Dates:
05/24 – Guilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
05/26 – Boston, MA @ Boston Call
05/28 – Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple
05/30 – Washington, DC @ Atlantis
06/02 – Nürburgring, DE @ Rock am Ring
06/04 – Nuremberg, 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 in Harvey *
08/11-13 – San Francisco, 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 in Virginia Beach *
09/21 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival
10/01 – Dana Point, CA @ Ohana Festival
10/03 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Amphitheater
10/05 – El Paso, TX @ Dan Haskins Center
10/07 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/14 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
* = w/ breeders