Foo Fighters Perform Pop-Up Show in A Parking Lot

By Andrew Magnotta

August 27, 2018

Watch the Foo Fighters Perform Surprise Pop-Up Show in a Parking Lot

The Foo Fighters recently surprised and delighted fans at Cal Jam 2018 with a pop-up set in the parking lot at Los Angeles' Palladium!

What few realized earlier in the day was that the Dave Grohl-led sextet was actually on the bill for the afternoon — the group was just billed under as The Holy S--ts.

The Foos clearly put some thought into how the afternoon was going to unfold. 

First, drummer Taylor Hawkins performed a set with his heavy metal covers band Chevy Metal. Then Hawkins invited Foo Fighters guitarists Chris Shifflet and Pat Smear to the stage. 

And as if half the Foo Fighters surprising fans in a parking lot wasn't exciting enough, Chevy Metal brought up Queen drummer Roger Taylor to help them perform "Under Pressure."

"We have one more special guest," Hawkins told the crowd at the end of his set. "Can you guess who it is?"

It was at that point that Grohl appeared to perform a cover of the Faces "Stay With Me," after which the Foo Fighters took over.

Grohl later thanked the audience, explaining that he and his bandmates wanted to play a set of lesser-known Foo Fighters songs that often don't make their way into the band's arena shows. 

Foo Fighters reportedly played nine deep cuts before closing the pop-up with "Everlong."

While the Foos had most of August off the road, they will resume the Concrete and Gold North American tour September 1.  

The tour so far has been an exciting one for the band, which has produced tons of memorable moments. This year alone, Foo Fighters introduced the world to "KISS Guy" Yayo Sanchez, a kid who didn't know when he wore out his welcome and a second guy people thought might be the first "KISS Guy" in disguise. 

Additionally, Grohl almost broke his leg again, he made fun of the first time he broke his leg and released a 23-minute instrumental masterpiece called "Play."

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