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FOO FIGHTERS Keep Playing After Festival Pulls Plug

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017
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According to The Pulse Of Radio, FOO FIGHTERS had the plug pulled on them during the band's headlining set at the BottleRock festival in Napa Valley, California on Sunday night (May 28). The group kept playing, however, finishing their final encore of "Everlong" even without power. The Dave Grohl-led act headlined the third and final evening of the event, following previous nights' headliners Tom Petty and MAROON 5. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that promoters "promptly shut down the speakers and video screens" halfway through "Everlong" because the band had played past a strict 10:00 p.m. curfew. The festival began implementing a strict curfew after residents previously complained about sound levels. The FOO FIGHTERS finally bid farewell to the audience after finishing the song. The group warmed up for the BottleRock event with an unannounced, invite-only gig at the nearby Blue Note jazz club on Friday (May 26). Grohl told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that it's vital for the band to change up the live show from night to night. "You've got to change it up," he said. "To keep things interesting musically, like, that's our lifeline, you know, and to experiment and do things we've never done before. So we go out every night and we play all the loud, old rock stuff, we play all the loud new rock stuff, we play acoustic stuff, newer acoustic stuff, we just kind of change it up a little bit." One hundred and fifty lucky fans got to watch the two-hour club show, which took place just hours after Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins attended the funeral of SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell in Los Angeles. The Blue Note and BottleRock shows were the first official FOO FIGHTERS concerts in the U.S. in two years, although the band did play a brief benefit gig earlier this year. The band has yet to schedule more U.S. shows for 2017.

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