Foo Fighters are set for another first in the UK. Dave Grohl and his band of merry men have been confirmed to play at this year’s BRIT Awards at the O2 Arena in London February 21. They join a line-up that includes Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Sam Smith and Dua Lipa.
And why not? The rockers have had a phenomenal year. Their ninth studio album, Concrete Gold, became their fourth UK No. 1 upon its release in September – a feat that was repeated in over a dozen countries. Their headlining set at Glastonbury also proved to be something of a triumph.
Dave Growl commented in his own inimitable style saying: "How the fuck have we never played at The BRIT Awards before!?!?! We’ve had a ton of firsts over in the UK... from our first festival (Reading 95) to our first headlining arena tour (2002) to our first stadium tour (2008)... you guys have always been so good to us. Why not add 2018 Brit awards to the list??!?!?
Let’s make some noise.
See you there,
BRITs chairman & CEO and chairman of Sony Music UK & Ireland Jason Iley took a rather more measured approach: “Anyone who was lucky enough to witness one of their shows on the recent sold out UK tour, or their set at Glastonbury - which was undoubtedly one of the best performances the festival has ever seen and a night that will be talked about forever - will know why Foo Fighters are the biggest and most exciting rock band in the world.
"Quite remarkably they have never performed at The BRITs, so I am over the moon to confirm a massive BRITs exclusive to have them grace our stage.”
The nominations for the 2018 BRIT Awards will be revealed at The BRITs Are Coming this Saturday, 13 January.