It’s hard to believe that people once thought Woodstock 1969 had a stacked lineup. Rock in Rio has well and truly usurped that ancient festival with the best lineup in human memory. This September will see Foo Fighters, Weezer and Tenacious D join forces for a series of shows across South America.
The trifecta will begin their voyage on September 28th in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil as part of this year’s Rock in Rio, where they will perform alongside Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anthrax, Panic! At The Disco and more. They will then play Bogota, Colombia’s El Campin Stadium on October 1st. Then, Foo Fighters and Weezer will bid farewell to Tenacious D and perform at Estadio Nacional in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Last year saw Foo Fighters and Weezer toured Australia together as part of the Fooeys “Concrete & Gold” world tour. The tour saw the two bands join forces to nut out a cover of Kiss’ iconic hit ‘Detroit Rock City’, check out fan-shot footage from the performance below.
Watch: Foo Fighters & Weezer – ‘Detroit Rock City’
On the topic of perfect trifectas, in February it was announced that three of the biggest names in Washington grunge had come together to form a brand-new supergroup. Matt Cameron of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, the Melvins’ Buzz Osborne and the Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins teamed up to form and unexpected rock trio Read more about it now.
Also in February, it was revealed that Weezer are already in the process of working on two new records. The band have released two records this year, Black Album and Teal Album. The latter a compilation of cover songs.