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Foo Fighters Rock Lollapalooza With Highlight Performances (Video)

Foo Fighters
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Between a Saturday night club show and an epic rain-soaked finale, Dave Grohl and his band took the Chicago festival by storm just before announcing a Nov. gig at Madison Square Garden.

Taking the stage on Sunday to close out Lollapalooza, the Foo Fighters braved pouring rain to perform in the unrivaled highlight of the weekend.

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 “You stinky f*ckers finally got a bath,” Dave Grohl joked to the crowd, HitFix reports.
 
After approximately a 45-minute delay, the Foo Fighters kicked off their Sunday set with “Bridges Burning.” Grohl reportedly told the crowd there was no time for a fake walk-off, according to MTV, opting instead to play straight through to their “encore performance” of “Skin and Bones.”

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Reminiscing for just a moment, Grohl looked back on the first Lollapalooza in 1991 in Los Angeles, which he attended with the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Amid a crowd of 20,000 people, Grohl remembered thinking, “Oh my God, music is changing!”  
 
The night prior, the group hit Chicago’s Metro to play their new album, Wasting Light, in its entirety. According to Billboard, the Foo Fighters performed for two and a half hours in front of a packed house of 1,150 fans. Additional tracks performed included fan favorites “Learn to Fly,” “The Pretender” and “Long Road to Ruin,” as well as a cover of The Who’s “Young Man’s Blues.”

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Fresh off the buzzworthy show, the band announced two major additions to their Fall U.S. Tour. They will return to Madison Square Garden on Nov. 13, just after hitting up Grohl's old stomping grounds of Washington DC playing the Verizon Center on Nov. 11. Pre-sale tickets will be available at 10 am EST on Aug. 10, while general tickets go on sale 10 am EST on Aug. 12.
 
See video of both performances below. Saturday’s Metro show first, followed by Sunday’s rain-soaked finale.