Rising two-piece join Teenage Fanclub at Old Trafford
Andrew Trendell

09:54 20th May 2015

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As Foo Fighters warm up to kick off their massive UK stadium tour, it has been announced that rising rock duo God Damn will be supporting them in Manchester. Full dates and ticket details are below. 

God Damn are enjoying waves of critical success after releasing their awesome debut album, Vultures. Now, they're joining the likes of Royal Blood, Iggy Pop and Kaiser Chiefs in being given the opportunity to open for the Foos on one of their massive dates

They'll be joining Teenage Fanclub in supporting Dave Grohl and co at the Emirates Old Trafford Stradium on 27 May. To celebrate, they shared the following photo: 

Watch God Damn's video for 'Vultures' below

Foo Fighters' UK stadium tour dates below. For tickets and more information, click here.

25 May – Sunderland, UK – Sunderland Stadium of Light #
27 May – Manchester, UK – Emirates Old Trafford +
30 May - Dublin, Ireland - Slane Castle %
19 June – London, UK – Wembley Stadium*
20 June – London, UK – Wembley Stadium*
23 June – Edinburgh, UK – BT Murrayfield Stadium**

% With Hozier and Kaiser Chiefs 
* With Iggy Pop and Royal Blood
** With Royal Blood and Honeyblood
# With Kaiser Chiefs
+ With Teenage Fanclub and God Damn

  • Royal Blood (supporting Foo Fighters at Wembley Stadium): Despite the fact that Royal Blood only formed in 2013, they're already more than big enough to play their own headline shows. They'll still make time to support one of the biggest bands in the world though, which is nice of them - and they've said they'll be writing album number two while they're on the road.

  • Years & Years (supporting Kylie Minogue at British Summer Time in Hyde Park): Gigwise favourites long before they topped the BBC Sound of 2015 list, Years & Years are, alongside Grace Jones, the most exciting of a whole host of support acts on the bill for Kylie's British Summer Time show.

  • Rae Morris & Laura Doggett (supporting Taylor Swift at British Summer Time): If the thought of hearing 'Black Space' live isn't enough to draw you to Hyde Park on 27 June, then perhaps new blood like Rae Morris and Laura Doggett will? Morris has been slowly working her way up since working with Bombay Bicycle Club helped elevate her status, while Doggett's incredible single 'Old Face' was used to great effect in the trailer for Broadchurch series 2.

  • Blossoms and Peace (supporting Courteeners at Heaton Park): As they head towards the release of their second album, Happy People, Peace are the better-known of Courteeners' Heaton Park support acts - but Blossoms' trajectory is pointed determinedly upwards too. The band's rolling bass, synth and hand-claps are perfectly suited to the massive crowd Courteeners will attract.

  • Villagers (supporting Rufus Wainwright at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea): Having toured with Grizzly Bear, Elbow and now Rufus Wainwright, all three of Villagers' albums have reached No.1 in their native Ireland. In the UK though, despite two Mercury nods, they're still criminally underrated. Rectify that this summer.

  • Johnny Marr & Black Rivers (supporting Noel Gallagher at British Summer Time): There are very, very few people for whom The Smiths' Johnny Marr would serve as support act. Noel Gallagher is one of them.

  • Honeyblood (supporting Best Coast at Electric Ballroom): Discordant harmonies and loud, jangly guitars are the order of the day for Glaswegian duo Honeyblood. After forming in 2012, they originally intended to add a third member, before playing live and realising they "weren't missing anything." We agree.

  • PINS (supporting Babes In Toyland at Shepherd's Bush Empire): It's been a good year for PINS, who already supported Sleater-Kinney at their incredible Roundhouse show in March, and are now set to join another recently reformed rock behemoth - Babes In Toyland.

  • Metronomy (supporting Blur at British Summer Time): Basically, the moral of this gallery is that British Summer Time organisers are the kings and queens of support act bookings. Metronomy climbed several rungs higher on the reputation ladder when they released The English Riviera, more melodious and eclectic than anything they'd released before, in 2011. With 2014's Love Letters came proof that they fully intend to continue in this joyous manner, and what better way to celebrate than by supporting Damon Albarn et al.

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