The Foo Fighters have been forced to cancel a number of tour dates in the next few weeks after Dave Grohl’s on-stage injury at a concert last week, including their headline slot at the Glastonbury Festival in a fortnight’s time.
Grohl broke his leg after falling into the crowd during the Foos’ performance in Gothenberg in Sweden last Friday. He returned to finish that concert with his leg in plaster, but it seems as if the injury will rule him out of touring for quite some time to come.
Among the dates cancelled are two concerts at Wembley Stadium originally scheduled for this week (19/20 June) as well as performances as the Pinkpop Festival and in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Speaking before news came through of their cancellation, Glastonbury organizer Emily Eavis told BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat that contingency plans were in place if the Foos couldn’t make it to Worthy Farm for next weekend’s festival. “I was so sorry to hear that and poor Dave Grohl. It was an amazing moment when he carried on playing“, she said.
Kanye West and The Who are scheduled to headline Friday and Saturday on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage with Florence + The Machine now tipped to take the Foo Fighters’ place as Sunday night headliners. The Glastonbury Festival runs from the 24th to the 28th of June.