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Foo Fighters' Red Rocks Dates Postponed

I, for one, was looking forward to the Foo Fighters' Monday, July 13 gig at Red Rocks -- the first of two nights at the venue. But I'll just have to put my enthusiasm on hold for a couple of months. Moments ago, a press release came through announcing that due to illness, the concerts have been rescheduled for September 8 and 9. Here's the explanation:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOO FIGHTERS RESCHEDULE RED ROCKS SHOWS DUE TO ILLNESS

In keeping with Dave Grohl's doctor's orders, Foo Fighters have rescheduled their two sold out shows at Morrison CO's Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Originally scheduled for July 14 & 15, the concerts have been rescheduled for September 8 & 9. Tickets for the July 14th show will be honored for the September 8th date, and tickets for the July 15th show will be honored for September 9th. Show times will remain the same. Refunds for each show will be available at the original point of purchase until the new respective dates.

Grohl said, "As much as it kills us to postpone shows, I'm in no shape to deliver the kind of balls-out performances that you guys deserve. We're already looking forward to September when we can make it up to everyone ten times over. It's gonna be great."

Foo Fighters' U.S. tour will resume July 17th in Oklahoma City.

So Grohl's just sick enough to miss the next two Foo dates -- but he'll be better in time for the ones after that. Talk about buzzard's luck. Then again, sounds like the band will be in a giving mood come September. -- Michael Roberts

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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