Foo Fighters have made it official: the band is going ahead with its North American tour despite frontman Dave Grohl‘s broken leg, which he sustained in a fall from a stage in Sweden earlier this month. The band’s publicist issued a press release stating that the entire tour will go forward as scheduled, beginning on July 4th with a massive all-day event at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C.
The Foos were forced to cancel several big European and U.K. gigs in the immediate wake of Grohl’s injury. He had to have six screws drilled into his leg and has been photographed in a wheelchair and on crutches.
Meanwhile, Billboard has speculated that the cancellation of the seven European shows will cost the band about $10 million “in lost fees and travel expenses not offset by box office revenue.”
The Billboard report was not clear on whether Foo Fighters had insurance to cover such circumstances, although bands almost always have such protection in place.