In August, Foo Fighters fans couldn’t believe when lead singer Dave Grohl alluded to the band’s breakup during a show at the Reading Festival. But now, it appears the official end of the Foo Fighters is true. Or is it?
"You guys realize we've got a lot of songs to play. It's the last show of the tour and it's the last show for a long time,” Grohl said in August at the Reading Festival.
Fans immediately panicked that the band was breaking up, prompting Grohl to clear up rumors on Twitter. "Jeesh (sic)! Relax ... I was only talking to England!! About England... Stop eavesdropping internets!" he wrote.
But during the Global Citizen Festival in New York on Saturday, Grohl again told the crowd it would be the band’s last show.
"Without making a big deal out of it, we don't have any shows after this," Grohl said. "This is it, man. Honestly I don't know when we're gonna do it again ... and this is the perfect place to do it."
Turns out, the Foo Fighters appear to be caput, according to an elusive post by Grohl.
Here is the post from Grohl on the Foo Fighters’ official Facebook account announcing what appears to be the end of the band.
“Dave here. Just wanted to write and thank you all again from the bottom of my heart for another incredible year. (Our 18th, to be exact!) We truly never could have done any of this without you...
“Never in my wildest dreams did I think Foo Fighters would make it this far. I never thought we COULD make it this far, to be honest. There were times when I didn't think the band would survive. There were times when I wanted to give up. But ... I can't give up this band. And I never will. Because it's not just a band to me. It's my life. It's my family. It's my world.
“Yes... I was serious. I'm not sure when the Foo Fighters are going to play again. It feels strange to say that, but it's a good thing for all of us to go away for a while. It's one of the reasons we're still here. Make sense? I never want to NOT be in this band. So, sometimes it's good to just... put it back in the garage for a while...
“But, no gold watches or vacations just yet... I'll be focusing all of my energy on finishing up my Sound City documentary film and album for worldwide release in the very near future. A year in the making, it could be the biggest, most important project I've ever worked on. Get ready ... it's coming.
“Me, Taylor, Nate, Pat, Chris, and Rami ... I'm sure we'll all see you out there ... somewhere ...
“Thank you, thank you, thank you ..."