Therefore, their headlining set at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, New Hampshire, was also their first with new touring drummer Josh Freese, who the band revealed during a livestream performance over the weekend.
Dave Grohl and Co.'s visibly emotional performance featured a stacked setlist that mostly leaned on fan-favorites — "Everlong," "My Hero," "The Pretender, "Learn to Fly," etc.
However, they also included the debut of three new songs from the Foos' forthcoming album, But Here We Are. Previously-released singles "Rescued" and "Under You" were played, as well as the still-unreleased title-track and "Nothing At All."
Several of the tracks were re-imagined for the live setting by beginning with just Grohl and slowly adding in the full band, while Grohl performed "Cold Day in the Sun" solo and acoustic, wiping away tears as he dedicated the Hawkins-penned track to his late bandmate.
Elsewhere, Grohl's 17-year-old daughter Violet came out to join the band for "Shame Shame," and in the middle of the raucous "No Son of Mine," the band suddenly broke into the main section of Black Sabbath's "Paranoid," which was a cool touch.
It was a momentous, 21-song affair, and you can watch fan-recorded video from throughout the set above and below via YouTube. Also, check out the full setlist courtesy of Setlist.fm.
Foo Fighters Gilford, New Hampshire 2023 setlist:
Rescued (live debut)
No Son of Mine (with Black Sabbath's " Paranoid" riff in the middle)
Learn to Fly
Times Like These (Dave solo into full band)
Under You (live debut)
But Here We Are (live debut)
The Sky Is a Neighborhood
My Hero (Dave solo into full band; no outro)
This Is a Call
All My Life
Nothing at All (live debut)
Shame Shame (with Violet Grohl)
Cold Day in the Sun (In Tribute To Taylor Hawkins. First time since 2018. Dave Grohl on vocals; solo acoustic)
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