Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett has announced plans to play a series of concerts in the UK and Ireland in the spring.
In March, Shiflett will play six intimate solo concerts, which will begin in Dublin, and then come to the UK for concerts in Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Bristol, and then perform in London on March 28. He confirmed on his Twitter account that tickets will be on sale. on sale at 10:00 this Friday (January 27).
You can check out the full list of dates below.
'ello 'ello 'ello!! I'm headed back over the pond for a run of solo gigs in march!! tickets on sale this friday 10 am UK time… @whelanslive @stlukesglasgow @Nath_Brudenell @bandonthewall @theklabristol @ScalaLondon pic.twitter.com/E4XehqlQwe
— Chris Shiflett (@ChrisShiflett71) January 24, 2023
Chris Shiflett will play on the following dates:
21 – Dublin, Whelan’s
22 – Glasgow, St. Lukes
24 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
25 – Manchester, Band On The Wall
26 – Bristol, Thekla
28 – London, Scala
Shiflett released two new songs, “Born & Raised” and “Long, Long Year”, in 2022, which were his first new solo releases since his 2019 album “Hard Lessons”.
This year he is also going to play a lot of concerts with Foo Fighters, including performances at Sonic Temple, Boston Calling, Bonnaroo and Harley Davidson Homecoming. Today they also announced their return to Europe, where they will play Rock Am Ring and Rock Am Park in Germany on June 2 and 4, respectively.
These shows will be the band’s first live performances since a pair of tribute concerts held in London and Los Angeles for drummer Taylor Hawkins, who was found dead in a hotel room in Colombia in March 2022. He was 50 years old.
On New Year’s Eve, the Foo Fighters confirmed that they would continue the fight without Hawkins. “Without Taylor, we would never have become the band we were, and without Taylor, we know we will be a different band in the future,” they admitted in a statement.
Shiflett has previously said he expects the group to continue its existence. “Most of the people I came across were respectful of it or tried to avoid it,” he said in an interview in September when asked if other interviewers had mentioned Hawkins’ death or left it out. “Maybe it will be [a bigger deal] when we release another Foo Fighters album someday and get back to the boogie-woogie promo,” he added.