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Foo Fighters Cancel Australia and New Zealand Stadium Tour

In the wake of drummer Taylor Hawkins’ untimely passing, the Foo Fighters have officially cancelled their upcoming tour of the country.

Foo Fighters announce Australia and New Zealand stadium tour 2022

Danny Clinch*

UPDATE (30/3): The Foo Fighters have today announced the cancellation of their upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand in the wake of drummer Taylor Hawkins’ untimely passing.

Having announced their national tour following their one-off performance in Geelong earlier this month, the group’s tour was immediately clouded with uncertainty following Hawkins’ death over the weekend.

“It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirm the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of the staggering loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins,” the band said in a statement. “We’re sorry for and share in the disappointment that we won’t be seeing one another as planned. Instead, let’s take this time to grieve, to heal, to pull our loved ones close, and to appreciate all the music and memories we’ve made together.”

Ticketholders for the upcoming shows will be automatically refunded, though any questions should be directed to Ticketek Australia.


UPDATE (9/3): The Foo Fighters have added a second and final Melbourne concert to their upcoming tour of Australia following massive demand during pre-sales.

As per a press release from Frontier Touring, pre-sale allocations were exhausted in less than an hour, leading to the announcement of a second show, scheduled for Tuesday, December 6th. The new date will see the group joined by both The Chats and Teenage Joans.

Full ticketing details for the new show are available below, with all shows going on sale at staggered times on Thursday, March 10th, with full details available below.


Fresh off their historic Geelong concert last Friday, Frontier Touring has announced that the Foo Fighters will return to Australia and New Zealand for a stadium tour in November and December of 2022.

The rock icons played the first stadium concert in the country in two long years last week as part of the newly-announced ALWAYS LIVE series. While onstage, Dave Grohl teased that they would be making their return to the country in November.

Now, the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees have announced that they will perform in Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Wellington, and Auckland in their first headline tour of both countries since 2018.

Foo Fighters will be joined by some special guests on tour. Queensland punk rock trio The Chats will provide support in Perth, Sydney, and Brisbane. They’ve previously toured with other rock heavyweights like Queens of the Stone Age, and have sold out shows in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.

After supporting at the Geelong concert, acclaimed Melbourne punks Amyl and the Sniffers will rejoin Foo Fighters in Wellington and Auckland. Their 2021 album Comfort to Me debuted at number two in Australia and won an ARIA Award for Best Rock Album.

Putting a modern spin on the Riot Grrrl era, Melbourne’s Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers will perform in Melbourne. Formed while still in high school, the band have since honed their skills with sets at Groovin’ The Moo, Laneway, Lost Paradise, and Spilt Milk.

England emo power pop duo Hot Milk will venture to Australia for the very first time as they support the Food’ in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney, while former triple j unearthed high winners Teenage Joans will share the stage in Perth. Dick Move, meanwhile, will bring their energetic live show to Wellington and Auckland.

Tickets to all cities go on sale on Thursday, March 10th via Frontier Touring, with full ticketing details available below.

Foo Fighters Australia and New Zealand Tour 2022

Wednesday, November 30th (Cancelled)
With special guests The Chats + Teenage Joans
HBF Park, Perth, WA

Sunday, December 4th (Cancelled)
With special guests Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers + Hot Milk
AAMI Park, Melbourne, VIC

Tuesday, December 6th (Cancelled)
With special guests The Chats + Teenage Joans
AAMI Park, Melbourne, VIC

Saturday, December 1oth (Cancelled)
With special guests The Chats + Hot Milk
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, QLD

Monday, December 12th (Cancelled)
With special guests The Chats + Hot Milk
Accor Stadium, Sydney, NSW

Thursday, December 15th (Cancelled)
With special guests Amyl and The Sniffers + Dick Move
Sky Stadium, Wellington, NZ

Saturday, December 17th (Cancelled)
With special guests Amyl and The Sniffers + Dick Move
Western Springs Stadium, Auckland, NZ