Foo Fighters will bring their Summer Tour 2022 to Minneapolis after all. The band will perform at U.S. Bank Stadium on August 3. Foo Fighters originally scheduled a show on the same date at the University of Minnesota’s Huntington Bank Stadium but quickly backed out after the venue would not comply with the group’s COVID-19 protocols.
Foo Fighters also added a show at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on May 18 after selling out their concert at the venue slated for May 16. Tickets to the two newly announced concerts go on sale this Friday, December 10 at 10 a.m. local time.
Shortly after announcing their Summer Tour 2022, Foo Fighters canceled their concert at Huntington Bank Stadium. The band fronted by Dave Grohl shared a statement regarding the decision, writing:
Due to Huntington Bank Stadium’s refusal to agree to the band’s COVID safety measures, Foo Fighters are unable to perform at that venue. We apologize for any inconvenience and are working on finding a suitable replacement — one that will prioritize the health and safety of everyone working and attending the show.
The University of Minnesota issued a response, stating:
The University of Minnesota has prioritized the health and wellness of our community and beyond since the beginning of the pandemic and to state otherwise is misleading. In fact, University medical and public health experts, as well as the University’s own research, have consistently informed local, state, national and even worldwide approaches to COVID-19 response.
Our on-campus policies related to vaccines, mask wearing, personal hygiene and other precautions are aligned with state and federal guidance. As a result, our University community is highly vaccinated (exceeding 95 percent) and has consistently experienced low infection rates compared to our campus’ surrounding communities.
Huntington Bank Stadium has successfully hosted Gopher Football since August while fully complying with state and federal COVID guidance. All who attend events at our public institution, whether football fans, concert goers, or others, are treated equally and encouraged to take steps to protect themselves and others.
Foo Fighters North American Tour 2022 begins on May 14 at The Pavilion At Star Lake in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania.