Foo Fighters played their first full-band concert of 2023 at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook in Gilford, NH on Wednesday. The show served as a sort-of warm-up ahead of the band’s run of summer festival appearances. It also marked Foo Fighters’ first public gig with new live drummer Josh Freese, who has stepped in for the late Taylor Hawkins.
The setlist spanned a total of 21 songs, kicking off with “Rescued,” the lead single from their new album, But Here We Are. They further previewed the album with performances of “Under You,” “Nothing At All,” and the album’s title track.
During the show, Dave Grohl also paid tribute to Hawkins with an emotional solo rendition of “Cold Day in the Sun,” which marked the first live performance of the song in five years. “This is something I never thought I’d have to do,” Grohl said prior to the performance. “Taylor wrote this song, we used to sing it together. I’m gonna do it for him tonight.”
Other notable song selections included “Shame Shame” with Violet Grohl on vocals, and a set closing one-two-three punch of “Best of You,” “Aurora,” and “Everlong.” See the full setlist and fan-captured footage below.
Foo Fighters will next head to Boston to headline Boston Calling this weekend. They’re also scheduled to appear at Bonnaroo, Louder Than Life, Austin City Limits, and Riot Fest, as well as play headlining dates with support from The Breeders. Tickets to all of their shows are on sale now here.
But Here We Are is set for release on June 2nd.
Foo Fighters Setlist:
Rescued (Live Debut)
No Son of Mine
Learn to Fly
Under You (Live Debut)
But Here We Are (Live Debut)
The Sky Is a Neighborhood
This Is a Call
All My Life
Nothing at All (Live Debut)
Shame Shame (with Violet Grohl on vocals)
Cold Day in the Sun
Best of You