Dave Grohl has talked about the best band to ever open for Foo Fighters and it’s not who you might expect. It’s not Biffy Clyro, Wolf Alice, The Kills or Death Cab For Cutie who’ve all performed as excellent openers for the Foos over the years. Nope, it’s The Struts who have won Dave’s blessing.
Speaking to Radio X Grohl explained, ‘I guess they don’t get a lot of love in England, but in America, they’re the best opening band we’ve ever had’.
‘That kid Luke, the singer, it’s unbelievable. He’ll walk out in front of an audience in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where nobody has ever heard of them and by the end of the show he’ll have the entire audience in the palm of his hand. I love seeing that. To see an audience turn like that is not easy.’
Grohl also elaborated on his reasoning behind choosing support bands, and how the stadium platform often acts as a big boost for emerging acts. ‘One of the great things about being in the position we’re in, playing these big shows is that we get to decide who’s playing with us, and we try to expose new audiences to great new music that they maybe might not otherwise be heard.’
‘Bands like Wolf Alice and The Cribs, they’re huge and they don’t need our help. But sometimes we’ll take out a lesser known band and have them come out on the road with us.’
London, are you ready? Only a few short hours until we take the stage here at @KOKOLondon. It’s going to be an unforgettable evening.
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— The Struts (@TheStruts) June 19, 2018
Merci Paris! That was fantastic. Can’t wait to return to France 🇫🇷 @DownloadFestFR
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— The Struts (@TheStruts) June 17, 2018
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