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Dave Grohl confirms Sound Citytour: "We’re doing a Sydneyshow"

It’s official: Dave Grohl is bringing his Sound City Players to Australia in 2013.

In an interview with the Los Angeles-based Nerdist podcast, Grohl confirmed that the “supergroup” – formed to coincide with the release of his new Sound City documentary – will be playing a concert in Sydney as part of the Sound City world tour. Not only that but he plans to have Foo Fighters – the band he recently put on hold – backing up Rick “Jessie’s Girl” Springfield, among others, as part of the show.

“We’re learning all of [Rick Springfield’s] songs because we’re doing gigs where we’re going out with all the people from the Sound City movie and doing shows,” he told Nerdist. “We’re doing an LA show, we’re doing a New York show, we’re doing a London show, we’re doing a Berlin show, we’re doing a Sydney show, we want to do South By Southwest with all these musicians.”

So far just the New York concert has been officially announced. Scheduled for February 13, the lineup includes Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Rick Springfield, Fear’s Lee Ving, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, Brad Wilk Of Rage Against The Machine, Alain Johannes, Chris Goss, Krist Novoselic and more, all backed by Grohl and the Foo Fighters.

The “Sound City Players” have performed only two concerts on their world tour – the first at Sundance Film Festival last month in Utah, to mark the release of the film, and the second on January 31 at The Paladium in Hollywood. The set-list for The Paladium gig featured 38 songs, performed over the course of a two-and-half-hour show.

Grohl revealed to Nerdist that the Foo Fighters have learned nearly 50 songs by various Sound City artists, to make these shows a reality. “You should go out there and look at the chart of songs we have to fucking learn. It’s insane. I have to learn 50 songs in the next 10 days. As we’re learning these Rick Springfield songs, because it’s going to be Rick singing with the Foo Fighters as the backing band – we’re doing a bunch of his songs, five or six of his songs – you know what it sounds like? It sounds like the fucking Foo Fighters with Rick Springfield singing.”

With the New York show already announced and SXSW due to kick off on March 12, chances are we can expect an announcement of Sydney’s Sound City concert imminently.

CLICK HERE TO READ A REVIEW OF ‘SOUND CITY’

Sound City Players, Hollywood setlist:

Alain Johannes
A Trick With No sleeve
Why
Hanging Tree
Reach Out
Chris Goss
She Got Me
Domino
Time Slowing Down
Blue Garden

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Heaven and All
Red Eyes and Tears
Whatever Happened to My Rock ‘n’ Roll
Lee Ving
Your Wife Is Calling
I Love Livin’ in the City
Gimme Some Action
Beef Bologna
I Don’t Care About You
Foreign Policy

Rick Nielsen and Corey Taylor:
Hello There
Stiff Competition
From Can to Can’t
Isn’t That a shame
Surrender

Rick Springfield:
The Man That Never Was
I’ve Done Everything for You
Love Is Alright Tonite
Love Somebody
Jessie’s Girl

John Fogerty:
Travelin’ Band
Born on the Bayou
Centerfield
Keep on Chooglin’
Bad Moon Rising

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TheEnglishGentleman

TheEnglishGentleman said on the 5th Feb, 2013

oh my god good that is amazing ahhhhhhhhhh! rocumentary is ace too!

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 5th Feb, 2013

If he brings that whole line up out I hope BRMC do their own shows.

crob

crob said on the 5th Feb, 2013

currently listening to that ep of Nerdist... should be pretty flipping awesome

deanoss

deanoss said on the 5th Feb, 2013

Dear Sydney
Fuck you.
Sincerely,
Dean

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 5th Feb, 2013

Yeah, because Melbourne gets it so tough. Eat shit.

Lucan

Lucan said on the 5th Feb, 2013



You do get an excessive amount of Dave Grohl love, still. The Manning and the Goat Islands shows, and now this.
Lucky b@stards.

threesev

threesev said on the 5th Feb, 2013

freaking hell, this will be fckn awesome! must get tickets!

LukeWarm

LukeWarm said on the 5th Feb, 2013

With the documentary and conecrt, it sounds like a very good bet for Sydney's Vivid festival...

leahgeane

leahgeane said on the 5th Feb, 2013

why sydney?!? d: they should do melbourne instead!

bobshled

bobshled said on the 6th Feb, 2013

Tom & Alex announced they have 'a big tour announcement tomorrow morning' on Facebook. My bet is that they will announce the Sound City Sydney show.

https://www.facebook.com/tomandalex?fref=ts

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 6th Feb, 2013

But that wouldn't be a tour?

bobshled

bobshled said on the 6th Feb, 2013

It IS a tour - an International tour.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 6th Feb, 2013

But why would Tom and Alex announce the international tour?

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 6th Feb, 2013

Why would Tom and Alex announce it? Surely it'd be more of a Triple M thing.

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 6th Feb, 2013

Can't see Stevie Nicks coming for this considering the Fleetwood Mac reunion.

ROYALwithCHEESE

ROYALwithCHEESE said on the 6th Feb, 2013

hmmmm I wonder if fleetwood mac off the gear would be worth it?

Something about blowing cocaine up a fellow bandmates butthole leads to good music.

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 6th Feb, 2013

As they are one of my all-time favourite bands the answer is a resounding yes. Watch their live DVD 'The Dance'.

crob

crob said on the 6th Feb, 2013

Dear Sydney
Fuck you.
Sincerely,
Dean





Melbourne gets some things

Harrishun

Harrishun said on the 8th Feb, 2013

doesn't mean the rest of australia won't see them. he was naming big cities.

deanoss

deanoss said on the 8th Feb, 2013

Melbourne gets some things


http://www.australiapostcards.com.au/images/PC103%20City%20Circle%20Tram%20Animals%20Melbourne%20Australia.jpg

ROYALwithCHEESE

ROYALwithCHEESE said on the 8th Feb, 2013

In other News Nate Mendel confirms HIV and Aids are not real.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 8th Feb, 2013

i thought that was the bass player?

ROYALwithCHEESE

ROYALwithCHEESE said on the 8th Feb, 2013

You are correct good sir.
I thought it was Taylor and did not check my info before posting