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Foo Fighters tour is skipping Charlotte, but Carolinas fans can still make plans

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Foo Fighters’ aren’t going to be (finally) returning to Charlotte this year, but fans won’t have to go too far to catch up with their latest tour.

Live Nation announced Tuesday morning that the rock band’s 2017 “Concrete and Gold” tour will make stops at Greensboro Coliseum on Oct. 15 and at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, S.C., on Oct. 17.

These shows mark Foo Fighters’ first North Carolina performances since it played at the Democratic National Convention at our uptown arena in 2012. Dave Grohl & Co. were also in Charlotte in November 2011 with the “Wasting Light” tour.

Tickets for the Greensboro and Columbia shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 29, at, via the Live Nation app, the venue box offices, Ticketmaster, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Capital One credit card holders will have early access to tickets via a special presale that starts at 9 a.m. Monday, June 26; details are at

Foo Fighters’ ninth album, “Concrete and Gold,” is due out Sept. 15 and is available for preorder at If you haven’t yet heard the first single from that CD, “Run,” here it is:

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