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Who Is Supporting The Foo Fighters Tour at Manchester Etihad June 2018?

Updated on May 23, 2018
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The Foo Fighters Tour

A Massive Stadium Tour Comes To Manchester

Last year the Foo Fighters announced a massive stadium tour across Europe. The tour coincided with the release of their critically acclaimed ninth studio album 'concrete and gold'. Dates were announced for summer 2018 and cities such as Hamburg, Antwerp, London and Manchester were included.

As the dates are fast approaching fans are wondering about some of the details, one of the main details is of course the support acts. Foo Fighters are a massive band on the world stage and with 50,000 plus people expected at the concerts you would expect one or two half decent support acts. Well the acts have been announced and names such as GOAT, Frank Carter, The Kills, The Rattlesnakes are all lined up for some of the cities.

In this article though we are focusing on the performance at the Manchester Etihad stadium which will be taking place on Tuesday the 19th of June. So if you're one of the lucky ones to get a ticket, who will you be seeing?

The Cribs

The Cribs Hit The Stage

So the first band to be announced for the Manchester gig is The Cribs. Many will be familiar with the cribs due to their massive smash hit song 'Men's Needs' way back in 2007. The song seemed to get more attention for it's controversial music video which was banned from the mainstream channels due to nudity. There was an edited version that was then released which was more TV friendly.

The Cribs have seven studio albums under their belts and although they've never really hit the big time, they've been going along nicely with a good fan base.

Nothing has been confirmed but we are expecting The Cribs to be the opening band on the night. With doors expected to open at around 5pm we are expecting the Cribs to be taking to the stage around 6.30pm. Expect to hear songs such as 'We share the same skies', 'Be Safe', 'Burning For No One' and of course the crowd pleaser 'Men's Needs'.

The cribs have a massive back catalogue of songs to draw on so it will be interesting to see if they play some of the older stuff or some of the new songs off their more recent album.

So if we are expecting The Cribs to open up for the Foo Fighters, who will be next on the bill?

Wolf Alice

Wolf Alice To Rock Manchester

Next up are the brilliant Wolf Alice. They are relatively new on the scene with their first album, 'My Love Is Cool' released back in 2015. Since then they have won fans the world over with their fast paced indie vibe. The lead singer Ellie Rowsell has a brilliant voice and can real belt out the vocals. Their second studio album came out last year in 2017, 'Visions Of A Life' showed the progression of the band and won them many more fans.

Although they are still what you might call a fringe band, they do have a massive following and have sold out many large gigs of their own. Their inclusion on the Foo Fighters tour will certainly please a lot of fans and will provide a great warm up for the main event.

Wolf Alice don't have a massive back catalogue to draw on but they already have some belting songs that won't sound out of place in the larger stadium venue. Expect to hear the classic 'Moaning Lisa Smile' which is the bands biggest hit to date. Other songs we would expect to hear would include 'Bros', 'Silk', 'Don't Delete The Kisses' and 'Beautifully Unconventional'.

Again nothing has been confirmed but we are expecting Wolf Alice to follow The Cribs, so expect them to be taking to the stage at around 7.30pm. They may be given a slightly longer set than The Cribs and we would expect them to be leaving the stage at around 8.30pm to make way for the main event.


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The Foo Fighters Performance

So we are expecting the Foo Fighters on stage at around 9pm at the Etihad stadium after the two support acts have had their turn. For any of you who have been to see the band previously you will know they put on quite a show and their concrete and gold tour looks like being no exception to the rule.

We will be expecting the Foos to perform some of their latest songs such as 'The Sky is a Neighbourhood' and 'Run'. Mixed in with some classic tracks like the timeless 'Everlong' and the fast paced 'Monkey Wrench' from their second studio album. Other classic tracks likely to make an appearance will be 'The Pretender', 'The Best Of You' and 'Walk'. The bands lead singer Dave Grohl has a way getting a crowd going and the atmosphere is sure to be electric on the night.

Their is no denying the Foo Fighters have a massive sound perfect for the larger stadiums. For all those of you lucky enough to be attending on the 19th June, Manchester really is for one great night of classic rock music. We'll see you there!

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