Photos: Foo Fighters rip and roar through The Forum celebrating 26 years

Foo Fighters at The Forum 2021
Foo Fighters at The Forum 2021 — Photo: María Quintana

It’s been too long! The Foo Fighters ripped and roared through their set at the Forum in Los Angeles this past Thursday. In your face, no fucks given, the playful rockers gave fans that much needed burst of life they had been craving. And what better place to melt faces and spark some Foo joy than in the their home of Los Angeles.

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Originally scheduled for July 17, but later rescheduled due to COVID in their camp — the Foo Fighters blasted through a two-and half-hour set. “There will be rock” indeed, however, the Foo kicked off with a slow and somber version of “Times Like These.” It hit hard in more than one way, considering the times we’ve been living — but that poignant moment rolled through quickly like a hurricane. Before fans knew it, their emotions were about to hit full throttle as soon as Dave Growl yelled out ““Here we go mother fuckers!”

Blasting through a 19-song set, dripping with hits, fans who once were bummed they missed out on that intimate Canyon Club show could now give a shit since they just witnessed one of the best Foo Fighters performances ever.

Foo Fighters at The Forum 2021
Foo Fighters at The Forum 2021 — Photo: María Quintana

With the highlight of the evening clearly being the Foo Fighters back at it rocking our faces off — there were also a few other memorable moments:

  1. Dave Grohl’s sweet tribute to the late and great Rolling Stones dummer, Charlie Watts

2. Dummer Taylor Hawkings and Grohl playing their usual musical chairs with their cover of of Queen’s “Somebody to Love” — it never gets old.

3. Saving the best for last — Um, hello! 11-year-old British drumming-and-all-around-musical-prodigy, Nandi Bushell whipping Groh’s ass in a drumming challenge! See below!

Opening for the Foo Fighters were Kansas City shredders Radkey. Unfortunately we didn’t get to catch them, but you can view our past live coverage of the band here and here. Radkey never disappoints! The Foo Fighters will continue their 26th anniversary tour with more tour dates at a venue near you! In the meantime, check out the photos below from the Foo Fighters epic performance at the Forum, Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021.

Photography: María Quintana

Foo Fighters at The Forum 2021
Foo Fighters at The Forum 2021 — Photo: María Quintana
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