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Foo Fighters rock 9:30 Club with surprise 20-song concert

on May 06, 2014, 10:05am

In between sessions for Foo Fighters’ new album, Dave Grohl has waxed a whole lot of nostalgia. Last month, he got back together with the surviving members of Nirvana for a pair of performances surrounding their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And last night, he returned home to Washington, DC to throw a birthday party for Go-Go legend Big Tony at the 9:30 Club.

Appearing as a surprise guest, Foo Fighters hit the D.C. club right around 11:30pm and proceeded to knock out a two-hour, 20-song set chock full of greatest hits and fan favorites. According to fan reports, at one point during the performance Grohl played guitar and took a Jaeger shot while standing on top of the bar. See the full setlist below.

Earlier in the evening, Grohl reunited with Peter Stahl, his former bandmate in pre-Nirvana band Scream, along with Bad Brains Darryl Jenifer and Dr. Know. They performed together under the moniker The Don’t Need It’s.

In a video released prior to last night’s concert, Grohl discussed the impact of Big Tony and his band Trouble Funk: “As a local kid growing up outside of Washington D.C. Trouble Funk were legends just as they are today. I opened up for Trouble Funk when I was maybe sixteen or seventeen years old and every time I have seen the band play it has inspired me to go home and discover music and play music and play as well as I can”.

Setlist:
Times Like These
White Limo
Arlandria
Rope
Pretender
Arlandria
My Hero
Generator
Walk
These Days
Cold Day in the Sun
Big Me
Monkey Wrench
Best of You
This is a Call
All My Life

Encore:
Aurora
Dear Rosemary
Skin and Bones
Everlong

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Farrah
May 7, 2014 at 4:26 pm

For those who missed it, my photos of the show can be found here: http://brightestyoungthings.com/articles/big-tonys-birthday-celebration-dont-need-its-trouble-funk-foo-fighters.htm

Foo
May 6, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Here is Dave playing on top of the bar last night: http://youtu.be/f7HYudylSJ4

Anonymous
May 6, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Also, they started shortly after 11:00.

Anonymous
May 6, 2014 at 11:05 am

Posted set list is not correct. It was Times Like These, White Limo, Arlandria, Rope, Pretender, My Hero, Generator, Walk, These Days, Cold Day in the Sun, Big Me, Monkey Wrench, Best of You, This is a Call, All My Life, Encore Break, Aurora, Dear Rosemary, Skin and Bones, Everlong

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