Foo Fighters Nimes : The Foo Fighters will be at Nîmes Festival les 14 et 15 juin 2022, seule date programmée en France. 

The group, formed by Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee, won 12 Grammy Awards and sold tens of millions of records. The 1995 release of the self-titled debut album " Foo fighters » marque le début de l’ascension de Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear et Rami Jaffee dans leur position actuelle, celle du dernier grand groupe de rock américain. Foo Fighters Nîmes les 14 et 15 juin 2022.


Foo Fighters Nimes

Foo Fighters Nimes


I had the chance to attend a Foo Fighters concert directly on stage in Paris in 2018. If there are many places where to enjoy a concert, being on stage is really magical and gives a very precise idea of the vastness of the public that comes to see such a group. I believe there were 50,000 that night. A few seconds of video below made with my phone. To be a few meters from the group which connects tube on tube is a huge kiff… I think I stayed there all evening.

The funny thing, moreover, is that the group does not have a pass to access the stage. The security guards have a photo of the group backstage with everyone's head and an express request: please do not ask these musicians for a pass. Good on the other hand for the others… .access to the stage, it is not there even.


The history of Foo fighters

As Dave Grohl officiated behind Nirvana's drums, recording songs at home (which he released in K7), these songs will lay the groundwork for Foo fighters, born in 1995 after the death of Kurt Cobain. Musically, we are moving away from grunge, it is difficult to continue in a similar style after the success of Nirvana.

The Foo fighters mix rock, a punk side of pop melodies with heavier guitars. Notable change for Dave Grohl, he now holds the microphone and the guitar, in 1995, the singer composed and recorded 15 songs which he copied on a hundred K7, sent to friends. The record companies will then fight to sign it.

Dave Grohl then decides to create a group which will be called Foo Fighters. He hires Nate Mendel (bassist of Sunny Day Real Estate) and William Goldsmith (drummer of Sunny Day) real estate), Pat Smear guitarist of Nirvana and Germ. The eponymous debut album (with tracks recorded by Grohl) was released during the summer of 1995 and is in 1996, this album will go platinum in the United States.


Foo Fighters Nîmes - Festival de Nîmes

Foo Fighters Nîmes – Foo Fighters nimes 2022


The group then toured and entered the studio for the recording of The Color And The Shape in late 1996; William Goldsmith leaves the group (and therefore Grohl to record the drums parts) and is replaced by Taylor Hawkins (who played with Alanis Morissette) who records the drums parts. The group's third album was released in 1999, it was recorded as a trio with Chris Shiflett (ex No Use For A Name).

In 2002, One By One, the group's quietest album, was released, followed by a double album: In Your Honor. Skin And Bones 2006 is an acoustic live CD with the most famous songs of the combo. The following year, Foo Fighters' sixth album was released: Echoes, Silence, Patience And Grace. Pat Smear returned to the group in early 2011 for the April release of Wasting Light, recorded by Butch Vid, who produced Nevermind in 1991.

In May 2014, the group confirmed rumors of a future album consisting of eight songs recorded with local legends in eight different US cities (Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington and New York. ), In early August, Foo Fighters announced Sonic Highways for a worldwide release slated for November of the same year. Like the previous song, it is produced by Butch Vig, and each song is not only recorded in a different city, but also has a specific theme.

On tour again in Europe, the attacks of November 13, 2015 in France forced the formation to cancel the remaining dates of this concert, including the one scheduled for November 16 in Paris. A few days later, they released the EP, on November 23, 2015, during Sainte Cécile, the festival of musicians. Initially intended to thank the fans of the group, Sainte Cécile is also dedicated to the victims of the attacks, as a "celebration of life through music".

The group has won 12 Grammy Awards, sold tens of millions of records and composed cult titles such as "This Is A Call", "Everlong", "Monkey Wrench", "My Hero", "Learn To Fly", “All My Life”, “Times Like These”, “Best Of You”, “The Pretender”, “Walk” “These Days”, “The Sky Is A Neighborhood” and many others….

Foo Fighters is a group that takes on its full dimension on stage. Some excerpts below from the concert at Wembley, the pinnacle of a career that certainly has plenty of surprises in store for us. The latest surprise remains this concert announced by Foo Fighters in the arenas of Nîmes next time Nîmes Festival.


Foo Fighters Nîmes – Foo Fighters nimes 2022

Foo Fighters Nîmes – Foo Fighters nimes 2022




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