Video: Foo Fighters Rock Seattle’s Showbox

Foo Fighters performed on Friday night in Seattle at the Showbox. The concert came to be due to the fine folks at HBO who have been doing a show that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl directed: Sonic Highways. In episode 7 of that series, the episode’s focus was on Seattle, and it harkens back to the roots of not only Dave Grohl’s career, but the whole Seattle grunge scene.

As for the songs performed, they are as followed:

The band's set list, which doesn't include the cover songs performed. (Photo by Gillian G. Gaar)

As for the performances, they were grand.

For one, “I’ll Stick Around” is great, and it got the whole audience jumping in excitement. Plus the energy in the lyrics seem to echo throughout the audience.

There’s also “Something from Nothing”. A powerful take on a powerful song, that is also full of energy.

And there’s even “Learn to Fly” which may come across simply as a song to some, but to others it comes across as pure amazing music.

Their cover for “Under Pressure” had a unique grunge twist on a not-so grunge song. Now where is “Under Pressure”? Well sadly this track list does not include the covers that Foo Fighters did, in addition they also did The Rolling Stones’ “Miss You,” Van Halen’s “Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love,” and “Breakdown” by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.

  • Zelda

    I was lucky enough to get tickets to this show, and it was clearly the best show I’ve seen this year. I’ve seen a lot of great shows, but this one blew the others away.

  • ColmM10

    Oh my god, keep those first album songs in the setist for the rest of the tour please