Foo Fighters at the Sprint Center: photos, set list


Foo Fighters

Friday, October 12, at Sprint Center

Dave Grohl & Co. played to a packed-to-the-rafters Sprint Center last night. Grohl spent the evening running all over the stage and swearing way more than seemed necessary. Taylor Hawkins pounded the drums like he was trying to destroy them. Pat Smear kinda bopped around to the side. The set was loose — it often felt like we were watching a bar band on a very big stage, with an incredibly expensive lighting rig. The show went a full two and a half hours, a feedback loop of rock anthems and Friday night party energy. It didn’t stop till nearly midnight. Photos and set list below. 

All photos by Nick Spacek

Set list:

Run

The Sky Is a Neighborhood

La Dee Da

Sunday Rain

Something From Nothing

Walk

These Days

Arlandria

The Pretender

Times Like These

All My Life

Learn to Fly

Breakout

Guitar Solo / Another One Bites the Dust / Keyboard Solo

Imagine / Jump (John Lennon / Van Halen cover)

Blitzkrieg Bop (Ramones cover)

Under Pressure (Queen cover)

My Hero

Monkey Wrench

Best of You

Enter Sandman (Metallica cover)

Dirty Water

This Is a Call

Everlong

Openers Gang of Youth, who were from Australia, made their first KC appearance, although they said that they hoped they’d be back. Stage banter was witty and clever, the songs were executed with aplomb, and frontman David Le’aupepe does look photogenic as hell on that stage. Their songs are fairly boring, uplifting indie rock, unfortunately. They’re a talented bunch of guys who make songs destined to fill the soundtrack of a teen drama that will be cancelled by midseason.