As Foo Fighters closed down The Reading Festival, the mother of all European multi-day music festivals, frontman Dave Grohl announced it would be their “last show for a long time.” Although rumors quickly spread from the band breaking up to going on permanent hiatus, it was just that; rumors. The Foo Fighters still have dates listed on their website’s tour page and no sign of cancellations. Fan can breathe a sigh of relief.

The band is merely nearing the end of a long promotional cycle for Wasting Light, a tour that began inearly 2011.

During the mammoth 26-song Reading Festival set, Grohl dedicated “These Days” to his former Nirvana bandmates Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic, saying “I’d like to dedicate this song to a couple of people who couldn’t be here tonight.” In a rare moment of reflection, he announced “This one’s for Krist and this one’s for Kurt.”

Rumors floated around that the former Nirvana drummer would acknowledge the 20th anniversary of Nirvana playing Reading the festival. Although those rumors didn’t come to fruition, he did get the crowd to sing happy birthday to his mother, as they had done 20 years prior.

The Foo Fighters two-and-a-half hour set was capped by a crowd-pleasing rendition of “Everlong,” punctuated by a fireworks display.

Reading Festival Setlist

  1. White Limo
  2. All My Life
  3. Rope
  4. The Pretender
  5. My Hero
  6. Learn To Fly
  7. Arlandria
  8. Breakout
  9. Cold Day In The Sun
  10. I’ll Stick Around
  11. Walk
  12. Generator
  13. These Days
  14. Monkey Wrench
  15. Hey Johnny Park!
  16. Alone + Easy Target
  17. Bridge Burning
  18. This Is A Call
  19. In The Flesh?
  20. Best Of You
  21. Times Like These
  22. Winnebago
  23. Wattershed
  24. For All The Cows
  25. Exhausted
  26. Everlong

— Jay Tilles, CBS Local


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