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Foo Fighters play to 60,000 fans in Hamburg

Last night's firework-filled performance in Hamburg impressed fans, event organiser FKP Scorpio and the local government alike

By Molly Long on 11 Jun 2018

Foo Fighters backstage

Last night's show was the only German stop for the Concrete and Gold tour

image © FKP Scorpio

Foo Fighters have played their only German headline show of their Concrete and Gold 2018 world tour in Hamburg’s Trabrennbahn. Last night (10 June), 60,000 fans waited patiently in the warm summer weather, with many having arrived early to secure a place for the evening’s spectacle.

To warm up, fans were treated to London-bred band Wolf Alice and British-American duo The Kills. At 8 o’clock, the show everyone had come to see began, with Foo Fighters putting on a show that local news website Hamburger Morgenpost called the “rock party of the year.”

Over two and a half hours, the international heavyweights played a 21-song set, including ‘Best of You’ and ‘Everlong’ – some of their best-loved work. Fans were also treated to cover versions of Queen and the Ramones, all sealed off with an explosive firework-filled closure.

“A terrific evening with a great band, great fans and a great team behind the scenes.”

Last night’s show at the sold-out Trabrennbahn was the culmination of a month of planning by promoters FKP Scorpio. About the event, Christian Wiesmann, event director, says: “We want to thank the 60,000 fans who made the only German headlining show of the band this year really a very special evening.”

Fans and event organisers were not the only ones impressed by the performance. Even the local government in Hamburg approved, calling the event “relaxed” and “peaceful”.

This all-round success is welcome news to the CEO of the Trabrennbahn, Henner Christoph. The venue, usually used as a horse racing track, is set to have more big names perform in the coming months. Christoph says: “It was a terrific evening with a great band, great fans and a great team behind the scenes.

“I am looking forward to continuing on 25 July with Ed Sheeran with us on the site.”


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