The 11-Grammy-winning Foo Fighters announced a mega Southern California rock festival, Cal Jam 17, set to take place on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. The concert will take place at Glen Helen Regional Park & Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, California and is considered to be one of the biggest U.S. headlining shows for Foo Fighters.
The live music 'backyard party for 50,000 people,' will be rock-focused with sets by Cage the Elephant, Royal Blood, Queen of the Stone Age, The Kills, Liam Gallagher, Japandroids, Bob Mould and much more. Check out the full lineup here.
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl said the idea for the daylong festival came from the original California Jam (also known as Cal Jam) held in 1974 at Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, California. The original Cal Jam (one of the most well-executed and financially successful rock festivals to date, attracting 300,000 - 400,000 paying fans) was co-headlined by Deep Purple and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Other featured rock heavyweights — Black Sabbath, Heart, and Aerosmith.
The inaugural 12-hour event will offer three stages of entertainment, carnival rides, and games, a vendor village, a water park with twin waterslides, a mobile recording studio, the Foo Fighters Rock 'n' Roll Museum as well as a few exciting surprises to explore. Cal Jam 17 is a one-day fest, but on-site camping will be available in either a tent or an RV. Over-niters will enjoy an outdoor movie screening and a Friday-only performance by the world's best Go-Go band, Big Tony & Trouble Funk.
The summer rock-fest will follow and celebrate the release of Foo Fighters’ ninth studio rock album, Concrete and Gold, giving U.S. fans the first chance to experience the band’s new songs in a live setting. Set to drop on Sept. 15, Roswell Records/RCA Records, the 11-track LP is the follow-up album to the group’s 2014 full-length Sonic Highways. Recorded with contemporary pop producer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia, and Pink), the highly-anticipated record is described by the Foos as “the album they've been waiting to make.” The lead single “Run," released on June 1, now has a surprise new music video, directed by Dave Grohl -- watch as the Foo Fighters rock a retirement home.
Following Cal Jam 17, the Foo Fighters will embark on a full-scale North American fall tour in support of Concrete and Gold. The tour begins in Richmond, Virginia on Oct. 14 and closes out on Dec 12 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The band's full tour dates are available here.
As for Cal Jam 17, don’t miss the daylong festival of eating, drinking and rocking. General admission is $99, (plus fees) and grants access to all of the activities on site; A single car camping pass is $169, and an RV camping pass is $259. Tickets for Cal Jam 17 tickets are available here.
Pre-order Concrete and Gold in digital, CD and vinyl formats via FooFighters.com.
Concrete and Gold Track Listing:
03. “Make It Right”
04. “The Sky Is A Neighborhood”
05. “La Dee Da”
06. “Dirty Water”
08. “Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)”
09. “Sunday Rain”
10. “The Line”
11. “Concrete and Gold”