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FOO FIGHTERS 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS BEGIN THE VAN TOUR TO REVISIT STOPS ALONG 1995 TOUR
All Shows To Feature Sneak Peek of Dave Grohl’s New Documentary WHAT DRIVES US Tickets for Van An
Grand Rapids — Congratulations: You’re old! You’ve been going to see Foo Fighters shows for 25 years now! What better way to celebrate than joining the band in commemorating its silver anniversary in some of the same cities where the first FF shows took place in 1995? Making a stop in Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena on Tuesday, May 12 at 7:30 PM, the Foo Fighters’ 2020 Van Tour will do just that, hitting a number of the same spots that Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel and Pat Smear trailblazed in a Dodge van all those years ago—in arenas this time, because aside from many of those clubs on that 1995 trek having since ceased to exist, squeezing a 2020 FF show into the few that are still around would just be too insane…
… or would it? Stay tuned for the answer to that question. Or answers...
In addition to customary all-night rock n roll marathons from 1995, Van Tour veterans Grohl, Mendel and Smear and their longtime comrades Taylor Hawkins, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee, each and every 2020 Van Tour show will feature a very special opening attraction: A sneak peek at an excerpt from Dave Grohl’s brand new documentary WHAT DRIVES US. Foo Fighters' 2020 Van Tour will feature a short preview from Dave’s deep dive into what possesses a particular tribe of human beings to leave behind jobs, families, relationships and any semblance of sanity to climb into a busted ass econoline and take their music to the people--or at least a dozen or so of them here and there. WHAT DRIVES US explores motivations, recounts personal anecdotes, and explores the physical and psychological toll of touring in vans via interviews with members of van tour veteran bands ranging from Black Flag and Dead Kennedys to Metallica and The Beatles, and many, many more.
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 21 at 10:00 AM. Tickets will be available at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place® box offices as well as online at Ticketmaster.com. See Ticketmaster for all current pricing and availability. Citi is the official presale credit card of The Van Tour 2020. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, February 18 at 12:00 PM until Thursday, February 20 at 10:00 PM through Citi Entertainment®. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. For further information, stay tuned to FooFighters.com.
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