Dave Grohl Sends Sweet Message To 9-Year-Old Drummer Prodigy: Watch
By Katrina Nattress
May 15, 2019
Yoyoka Soma is a prodigy. Her drumming skills would make even the most talented percussionist jealous — and she's only nine years old!
The Japan native visited The Ellen Show for the second time on Tuesday (May 14) and gushed about how she looks up to Dave Grohl, specifically pointing out the "cool" sound his drum makes and his "heavy groove." After treating the audience to a spectacular drum performance of Foo Fighters' "The Pretender," Ellen had a surprise for the young musician: a video message from her idol.
"Hey Yoyoka, this is Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters," he said in the clip. "I've seen you play 'The Pretender' before and you're amazing. So keep it up, because the world needs more drummers."
Watch the special moment below.
Foo Fighters will be on the road through the summer. Check out their full list of tour dates below.
Foo Fighters 2019 Tour Dates
05/15 – New Orleans, LA @ The Fillmore
05/16 – New Orleans, LA @ The Fillmore
05/17-19 – Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Festival
06/18 – Pula, HU @ Pula Arena
06/19 – Pula, HU @ Pula Arena
06/21 – Neuhausen ob Eck, DE @ Southside Festival
06/23 – Scheeßel, DE @ Hurricane Festival
06/25 – Horsens, DK @ Faengslet
06/27 – Bergen, NO @ Koengen Fortress
06/28-29 – Stockholm, SE @ Lollapalooza Stockholm
08/13 – Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival
08/17 – Glasgow, UK @ Summer Sessions
08/19 – Belfast, UK @ Vital Festival
08/21 – Dublin, IE @ RDS Arena
08/23 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
08/25 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
09/20-22 – Louisville, KY @ Bourbon and Beyond Festival
09/21-22 – Franklin, TN @ Pilgrimage Festival
09/28 – Rio de Janeiro, BR @ Rock in Rio ^*
10/01 – Bogota, CO @ El Campin Stadium ^*
10/04 – San Jose, CR @ Estadio Nacional *
^ = w/ Weezer
* = w/ Tenacious D
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