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Foos bring back queues

Foo Fighters fans in the US have been asked to queue up for tour tickets in person rather than buying online, in an attempt to defeat touts.

Dave Grohl and co have just announced a 29-date tour of the States, with a pre-sale on Saturday morning at venue box offices only.

The band say in a statement: “Fans sick of scalper bots programmed to clog online queues and snatch up huge amounts of tickets to resell them will get first shot at tickets to these shows.”

Meanwhile, Grohl has argued that everyone should spend more time away from their digital devices in general. He tells the Red Bulletin: “People have forgotten what it’s like to really rock out because they spend all day in front of a computer, which they hail as the new god.

“They seriously think technology can make them rich if they stumble on something new. But I’m telling you – technology might make you rich, yet it will never make you happy.”

The Foos’ latest album Sonic Highways has just entered the US album chart at number two, matching its UK performance on Sunday. Grohl admitted he couldn’t complain about being beaten to the top spot by Pink Floyd’s The Endless River, saying: “If we’re going to take a number two to anybody, I’ll take it to Floyd.”

Foo Fighters UK tour dates

May 25: Sunderland Stadium Of Light

May 27: Manchester Emirates Old Trafford

Jun 19: London Wembley Stadium

Jun 20: London Wembley Stadium

Jun 23: Edinburgh BT Murrayfield Stadium

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.