In partnership with

MAMAs 2016: The winners of the annual MTV Africa Music Awards were announced during a glitzy ceremony

Meet Iain Thomas, the 36-year-old South African poet who is famous all over the world except in SA

Everything you need to know about the Foo Fighters SA tour

2014-06-23 16:00
Cape Town – After news broke on Monday morning that Foo Fighters will be touring South Africa, Big Concerts has now officially confirmed the opening acts, dates and ticket information for the tour.

The US band will be playing in Cape Town on Wednesday 10 December and in Johannesburg on Saturday 13 December.

They also announced that UK indie rock band Kaiser Chiefs as well as local Jozi rockers BLK JKS will be opening for the Foo Fighters in SA.

Tour itinerary:

Cape Town:
Wednesday 10 December 2014  
Cape Town Stadium
Ticket Price:  R395 – R960
For Suite Hospitality: Please contact Megapro on or dial 011 305 9888.

Saturday 13 December 2014  
FNB Stadium
Ticket Price:  R350 – R1085
For Suite Hospitality: SAIL: or dial 082-560-8993.

Tickets go on sale Thursday 26 June at 9am from Big Concerts and Computicket.

Foo Fighters are Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear. Since debuting in 1995 with their classic self-titled first album, Foo Fighters have steadily grown into the last great American arena/stadium rock band, with 2011's Wasting Light debuting at No 1 in the US and 11 other countries while their catalogue - which also includes The Colour & The Shape (1997), There Is Nothing Left To Lose (1999), One By One (2002), In Your Honor (2005), Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007) - has raked in 11 Grammy Awards, sold over 25 million copies worldwide and spawned anthems like Everlong, Monkey Wrench, My Hero, Learn To Fly, All My Life, Best Of You, The Pretender, Walk and more.

The band’s eighth studio album is due for release in November 2014, and will be preceded by the premiere of Sonic Highways, a Dave Grohl-directed episodic series documenting the eight-city odyssey during which the album was recorded. If Grohl’s 2013 directorial debut, the Grammy-winning Sound City, was a celebration of the human element in music, Sonic Highways is, in its director’s words, "a chronicling of a journey to unravel the fabric of our musical identity… not only the making of our most ambitious album… Sound City on steroids."

These two stadium dates will mark the first time that Foo Fighters have ever performed in South Africa. Fans will be treated to a once in a lifetime performance of 20 years worth of hits as only Foo Fighters can deliver.

To give you a taste of what will be going down that night, check out these live performances of the bands:


Kaiser Chiefs

Foo Fighters

Buy or sell Foo Fighters tickets at ViaGoGo.

NEXT ON CHANNEL24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent News

It was all glitz and glam as Africa's top music stars were honoured at the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards in Johannesburg on Saturday night. See all the pics here! Read More »

It was on a Monday morning 10 years ago today that SA woke up to the devastating news that pop star, dancer, kwaito queen, trendsetter and ‘bad girl’ Lebo Mathosa had died. Charl Blignaut talks to people who knew and worked with her. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.