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Last Saturday a free concert was held in Central Park to help stop poverty, called the Global Citizen Festival. Neil Young and Crazy Horse, the Black Keys, K’naan, and the Foo Fighters headlined the festival, and despite all the noise, Dave Grohl somehow managed to say a few words that really caught fans’ attention. According to The New York Times, Grohl said to the 60,000 plus festival goers, “We don’t have any shows after this… This is why we play as many songs as we can in a short period of time, because, honestly, I don’t know when we’re going to do it again.” Naturally, this sent fans into a flurry of panic and sadness.
Grohl confirmed the concert announcement through the Foo Fighter’s Facebook page today. In the note, Grohl thanks all the fans for their incredible support through the band’s 18 years together. He also writes about how surprised and shocked he’s been through the years with the band’s success. He takes extra care to clarify that the band is only going on a hiatus, not breaking up, saying, “I never want to NOT be in this band. So, sometimes it’s good to just… put it back in the garage for a while.”
He also mentions in the Facebook post that he’ll be putting all his efforts in to finishing up his Sound City documentary and album very soon, saying “it could be the biggest, most important project I’ve ever worked on.” Grohl certainly doesn’t seem to be resting anytime soon.