Foo Fighters Call Off Their Los Angeles Comeback Show After Someone Contracts COVID

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The Foo Fighters. Photo Credit: Raph_PH

The Foo Fighters – who last month performed the first full-capacity show in New York since the implementation of lockdown measures – have called off their Los Angeles comeback gig due to “a confirmed COVID-19 case.”

The 27-year-old rock band announced the cancellation news via a recent tweet, writing: “Despite having made every effort to follow CDC Covid protocols and local laws, there has been a confirmed Covid-19 case within the Foo Fighters organization.”

While the concise message doesn’t disclose who contracted the bug, the following paragraph (in coordination with the “Foo Fighters organization” specification) might suggest that the positive test could be attributable to a behind-the-scenes professional, as opposed to founder Dave Grohl or any of the Seattle-based group’s five other members.

“Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of the band, crew and most of all the fans, Saturdays [sic] show at the Los Angeles Forum is being postponed to a later date.

“The new date will be announced shortly. Tickets for the July 17th date will be honored for the new date,” the text concludes.

Notwithstanding the “abundance of caution” that prompted the cancellation – which, as mentioned, presumably indicates that a Foo Fighters employee tested positive for COVID-19 – it bears mentioning that the group’s next show is scheduled for Wednesday, July 28th, from Cincinnati, per their website. The CDC’s own website states that “for most adults with COVID-19 illness, isolation and precautions can be discontinued 10 days after symptom onset and after resolution of fever for at least 24 hours.”

The Foo Fighters’ members didn’t appear to have addressed the subject on their personal social-media accounts at the time of this piece’s publishing. But the six-piece act – whose Medicine at Midnight effort placed ninth on MRC Data’s list of top albums by sales, with 126,000 units sold through 2021’s first half – is maintaining a decidedly active touring schedule.

To be sure, the Foo Fighters announced yesterday that they will perform three shows in Alaska – two in Anchorage, one in Fairbanks – next month, after headlining Lollapalooza to kick off August. Gigs are also set for Missouri, Kansas, and New Mexico next month, with the group scheduled to play both Bonnaroo and BottleRock Napa Valley in September.

Finally, October will see the Foo Fighters play the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, along with Dead & Company, Stevie Nicks, Jimmie Buffett, Lizzo, the Wu-Tang Clan, Ludacris, and many others.

In other live-music news, Harry Styles – whose Fine Line, despite being nearly two years old, ranked fifth on the aforementioned list of top albums by sales – this week announced updated dates for the North American leg of his Love On Tour concert series, which will initiate in Las Vegas on September 4th.

18 Responses

  1. Burt

    Good idea to cancel any show when someone catches a cold. Nearly .8% of the population might die, and zero percent of your audience.


    • Idiot Detector

      600k dead Americans isn’t enough for you? Talk about idiot – it’s you!

      • Amanda R.

        Oh yeah, it’s there deniers that amaze me. The truth is all around them and yet they want to make up some lame, unsupported conspiracy theories. For people who supposedly believe mask wearing takes away from freedom and isn’t patriotic, they’re doing everything possible to weaken America. real bright.

        • Brave Nude World

          Masks don’t work.

          This has long been known in the scores of randomized and controlled studies conducted around the world on this subject, involving medical personnel, and published in medical journals over the past 20+ years.

          Even up until March 2020, the World Health Organization and the CDC both said that masks don’t work and aren’t necessary. Fauci said the same thing. In the previous pandemics, H1N1 in 2009, H3N2 in 1968-1969, and H2N2 in 1957, people were advised that wearing a mask did nothing to prevent transmission. You can look this info up in old newspaper articles published at the time.

          Look at the way the public wears masks. They wear the same one for hours, days, weeks. On their chin. Touching it repeatedly. Leaving it on the rear view mirror. Disposing of it on the ground. Putting it in their pocket with their tissues. They use underwear fabric, or layers of paper. If none of that can contain the smell of a fart, then how do masks work?

          The WHO and CDC are politicized. Half the people working there refuse to get vaccinated. Why is that?

          The whole scam was done to invoke panic in order to get mail-in fraud to occur so the Democrats could install Joe Biden. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no Trump fan and I’m not a Republican, but Joe Biden couldn’t get 2% in the primary and nobody likes Kamala Harris except Willie Brown. Even the tests were scams, what with all the false positives and the changing of the methods used to determine a “positive”. The drug companies got immunity to produce an experimental vaccine.

          Keep watching your TV set, Amanda. Keep repeating what those compromised, millionaire, pedophile, sons and daughters of war criminals, and Poison Ivy League teleprompter readers tell you. Sucker.

          • Amanda

            Masks actually do work. It’s your brain that doesn’t work. You keep spouting off the same nonsense, but that won’t make it magically come true. The fact that people don’t comply with mask wearing correctly doesn’t disprove that they work. It just proves that people are idiots. You and your conspiracy theories…what a mess you are and you need mental help. It sounds like Covid is eating your brain away.

      • Tu Soon?

        700k die from cancer each year in the US. What is your point?

        Plus, your numbers are incredibly inflated by politicians, and 80% of the “covid” deaths were people who would die anyways.

        Cancer screenings dropped 75% during this compelled government shutdown and thousands will die because you dumfukking maskwads sat at home playing video games and bitching about having to go to work.
        You covidiot mask holes are stupid and gullible. Go take your dangerous vaccine and burn down Portland already.

        • Dr Monroe

          Cancer is generally a slow growth disease. Covid killed just as many who contracted it and died in the same year. Apples and oranges, really. What’s your point?

          Your assumption on inflated numbers is a guess, and a joke, at best.

          All of your arguments are guesses, based on conspiracy theories with zero proven facts. You lose yet again.

          zzz. you’re a mess and always will be. What a waste of air, but you don’t have much time left anyway.

  2. Tu Soon?

    Fuk ur vaccine.

    Fuk ur masks.

    Fuk ur tyranny.

    Follow the science…COVID is done.

    • Paul

      Eat a dick, then die, asshole. You’re a disaster of a person

    • Bill Hanely

      Science was not one of your strong points of study, apparently.

  3. Dr. Fraudci

    My body, my choice.

    If that concept works for killing babies, then it works for refusing to take a dangerous vaccine.

    • Dr Monroe

      Your body should have been donated to science a long time ago. Your brain and soul are worthless.

    • Libtardis Erectus

      Yesterday, I drove by a house that had two signs in their yard:

      1. I Stand With Planned Parenthood
      2. Black Lives Matter

      I kid you not.

      • Stan

        And there is nothing wrong with that at all. You’re just too much of a fucking idiot to understand it. Die already.

  4. Tu Soon?

    Fraudci should be tried for treason and thrown to the lions. That fucker is a dangerous lying piece of garbage.

    • Tony

      Your comments are consist. When did they start allowing internet access in the psych ward? You post way too often the same junk bs. Fauci will always be a better man than you could every hope to be. That goes for your dad, also. What a pathetic family you must have.

    • Mommy

      Your body is already mostly a corpse and your brain has been mush for a while now, as evidenced by your comments (no matter what name you post under).