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Foo Fighters to fly into Phoenix for 25th anniversary tour show in April

Feb 19, 2020, 11:15 AM | Updated: Mar 16, 2020, 8:56 am
(Getty Images Photo/Alexandre Schneider)...
(Getty Images Photo/Alexandre Schneider)
(Getty Images Photo/Alexandre Schneider)

UPDATE: This show has been postponed and rescheduled for Dec. 5 because of concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

PHOENIX – A silver anniversary is a pretty special event. The Foo Fighters think so, too.

The rockers are hitting the road to revisit places they went on their first tour 25 years ago, starting in metro Phoenix in the spring, it was announced Tuesday.

Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters will kick off the 2020 Van Tour on in Phoenix on April 12 (UPDATE: Dec. 5) at Talking Stick Resort Arena, they said in a press release.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. Arizona time. Presale began Tuesday.

Everyone who goes to the show will get a sneak peek at a Grohl’s documentary, “What Drives Us,” which focuses on what motivates musicians to pile into a van and tour the country.

Grohl founded the group in Seattle, Washington, in 1994, after his previous band, Nirvana, broke up after Kurt Cobain’s death.

The Foo Fighters have produced a string of hits, including “Learn to Fly,” “This Is a Call,” “Something from Nothing,” “Walk” and “The Pretender,” since then.

Grohl and his crew were last in the Valley in 2018.

They opened their inaugural tour at Gibson’s at Fourth Street and Mill Avenue in Tempe in 1995, after driving here in … a van.

This time around, the Foo Fighters will be playing to bigger audiences in bigger venues.

The tour ends July 31 in Montreal, Canada.

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May 1, 2020: Steve Miller Band at Talking Stick Resort. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Mount Sinai Health System) KTAR.com concert calendar
May 5, 2020: The 1975 at Gila River Arena (Getty Images Photo/Mark Metcalfe) KTAR.com concert calendar
May 8, 2020: Johnny Mathis at Talking Stick Resort (Photo by Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images) KTAR.com concert calendarMay 22, 2020: Lady Antebellum at Ak-Chin Pavilion (AP Photo) KTAR.com concert calendar
May 22, 2020: Pitbull at Talking Stick Resort. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images  for Nickelodeon) KTAR.com concert calendar
May 31, 2020: Maroon 5 at Ak-Chin Pavilion (Getty Images Photo/Maddie Meyer) KTAR.com concert calendar
June 1, 2020: Journey at Ak-Chin Pavilion (Twitter Photo/@JourneyOfficial) KTAR.com concert calendar
June 5, 2020: Chris Stapleton at Ak-Chin Pavilion (AP Photo) KTAR.com concert calendar
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July 25, 2020: Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts at State Farm Stadium (Getty Images Photo/Ethan Miller) KTAR.com concert calendar
July 28, 2020: Tame Impala at Gila River Arena (Getty Images Photo) KTAR.com concert calendarJuly 30, 2020: Kenny Chesney at Ak-Chin Pavilion (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) KTAR.com concert calendarAug. 7, 2020: Thomas Rhett at Ak-Chin Pavilion (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) KTAR.com concert calendarAug. 9, 2020: Janet Jackson at Gila River Arena (AP Photo) KTAR.com concert calendar
August 11, 2020: The Weeknd at Gila River Arena (Photo by Steven Ferdman/WireImage) KTAR.com concert calendarAug. 14, 2020: Tim McGraw at Ak-Chin Pavilion (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images) KTAR.com concert calendar
August 17, 2020: Faith No More and Korn at Ak-Chin Pavilion (Getty Images Photos) KTAR.com concert calendar
Aug. 26, 2020: The Lumineers at Gila River Arena (Getty Images Photo/Cindy Ord) KTAR.com concert calendar
Aug. 29, 2020: Harry Styles at Gila River Arena (Getty Images Photo/Helene Marie Pambrun) KTAR.com concert calendar
Aug. 30, 2020: Disturbed at Ak-Chin Pavilion (Getty Images Photo/Ethan Miller)
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Sept. 5, 2020: Disturbed at Gila River Arena (Getty Images Photos) KTAR.com concert calendar
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Sept. 22, 2020: Matchbox Twenty at Ak-Chin Pavilion (Getty Images Photo/Ilya S. Savenok) KTAR.com concert calendar
September 25, 2020: Sam Hunt at Ak-Chin Pavilion (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images) KTAR.com concert calendar
Sept. 26, 2020: Nickelback at Ak-Chin Pavilion (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images) KTAR.com concert calendar
Sept. 29, 2020: Kiss at Ak-Chin Pavilion (Twitter Photo/@kiss) KTAR.com concert calendar
Oct. 3, 2020: Doobie Brothers at Ak-Chin Pavilion (AP Photo) KTAR.com concert calendar
Oct. 6, 2020: Backstreet Boys at Ak-Chin Pavilion (Getty Photo) KTAR.com concert calendarOct. 10, 2020: Rascal Flatts at Ak-Chin Pavilion (Facebook Photo) KTAR.com concert calendar
Oct. 23, 2020: Five Finger Death Punch at Talking Stick Resort Arena (Getty Images Photo/Ethan Miller) KTAR.com concert calendar
Oct. 30, 2020: Marc Anthony at Talking Stick Resort Arena (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) KTAR.com concert calendar
Nov. 8, 2020: Post Malone at Gila River Arena (Photo by Lorne Thomson/Redferns)
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Foo Fighters to fly into Phoenix for 25th anniversary tour show in April