Foo Fighters have confirmed their first official show in more than a year, with the band booked to play Mexico City’s massive Foro Sol Stadium on December 13th. According to Consequence Of Sound, the support act at the gig will be The National and the concert will come right in the middle of sessions for the eighth Foo Fighters studio album, which will follow up 2011’s Wasting Light.
Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl hinted at the show in Mexico, the first of the band’s 18-year career, in a tweet posted last week. The band has not played an official concert since September 2012.
The band has not been entirely inactive on the live front. All five members participated earlier this year in special all-star performances, with a number of other musicians, to promote Grohl’s Sound Citydocumentary.
Meanwhile, Consequence Of Sound has also offered some theories about how the new Foo Fighters disc will be recorded, following Grohl’s assertion a few months back they they were “going to make this album in a way that no one’s ever done before.”
Here’s what Grohl told us earlier this year about the next Foos CD: “What I’ve found is that we work best at our own pace, and sometimes it happens quickly, sometimes it takes a while. But I have kind of a crazy idea of what I want to do with the next record and how we record it. It won’t be a conventional record.”
The site jokingly speculated that the band will either record the album underwater or in space. On a somewhat more serious note, the site suggested that the band will record the set completely live, cut each track in a different studio in a different city, or record it on a primitive four-track machine.