VIDEO: Foo Fighters Rock the Acropolis With 9-Minute ‘Pretender’ Performance
Dave Grohl and company’s latest album “Concrete and Gold” is available nowOctober 25, 2017
Foo Fighters rock the Acropolis with a spirited, nine-minute version of “Pretender” in newly released performance footage from the upcoming PBS rock doc series “Landmarks Live in Concert.”
Recorded at the legendary Athens ruins in July, the preview clip (above) shows an exuberant Dave Grohl waxing poetic about the power of rock while he and his bandmates perform an extended version of the band’s 2007 hit to a frenzied crowd.
In addition to extended footage from their Acropolis concert, “Landmarks Live” features behind-the-scenes footage of the Stern Show veterans’ Grecian tour as well as a conversation between the band and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, who serves as the show’s host.
“We were given this extraordinary opportunity to spend a week in a city that’s over 3,400 years old, the birthplace of democracy, theater and philosophy,” Smith said in a statement obtained by Rolling Stone. “The significance of being allowed to stage a major rock show at one of the world’s (not just Greece’s) most significant landmarks was not lost on any of us. We were all humbled and honored.”
Foo Fighters are also currently in the middle of a North American tour to promote “Concrete and Gold,” the band’s recently released studio album featuring collaborations with both Sir Paul McCartney and Justin Timberlake.
Foo Fighters’ “Landmarks Live in Concert” debuts Nov. 10 on PBS. Watch the band perform “Pretender” (above) and check out a full series trailer here.