The Foo Fighters are heading to Mexico to tour for the first time in over a year. Dave Grohl announced onstage at Global Citizen Fest in New York in September 2012 that the group would be taking a break and haven’t performed since then. In order to prepare for their upcoming shows, the band stopped by a pizza shop in the Los Angeles area to perform a little impromptu show as a warm-up gig.
From Rolling Stone:
With Foo Fighters‘ first full concerts in more than a year scheduled for this week in Mexico, Dave Grohl and Co. pulled a pre-emptive move and rocked an L.A.-area pizza joint for a warm-up show earlier this week.
The band crowded onto the compact stage at Rock & Roll Pizza in Moorpark, California, where they played a 23-song set, including “Learn to Fly,” “White Limo,” and “Arlandria,” which are featured in a pretty decent fan-shot video clip. The venue is small enough that Taylor Hawkins didn’t need to mic his drums, and Grohl sang and played guitar mere inches away from fans who made their way up front.
It is rare to see bands up close in an intimate setting like this.