Foo Fighters to headline Portuguese festival - but could a European tour follow?

The Foo Fighters have sent fans into a frenzy by dropping a tantalising hint of a possible forthcoming European tour.

Late on Saturday, fans logging on to the band’s website found the usual menu options had given way to a satellite image of Europe at night – and nothing else.

Were you to look a little closer, you might have spotted a reddish tinge on the western shore of Portugal, and within 24 hours the website had updated again to feature the same map and a passport overlaid on top of it.

No prizes, then, for guessing that the Foos have been confirmed as headliners in next year’s Nos Alive’17 festival in Lisbon, alongside Depeche Mode.

But, after 16,000 Facebook likes and over 2,500 combined retweets, there’s little sign that anyone’s lost hope for a wider European tour.

Originally started as Dave Grohl’s first solo project after his days in Nirvana came to an abrupt end, the Foo Fighters have eight studio albums and have been on a hiatus since 2015′s Saint Cecilia EP.

Speaking to Spin.com last year, guitarist Chris Shiflett said that despite their recent inactivity, the plan to regroup and tour again would definitely come to fruition at some point.

Let’s hope this means it’s sooner rather than later…

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