Having been bestowed with the lofty title of “England’s premier Foo Fighters tribute band” by the original band’s legendary frontman, Dave Grohl, the UK Foo Fighters 23-show 2016 ‘Nothing’s Set in Stone’ tour is rocking into Clitheroe.
Established in 2006 by Grohl lookalike and soundalike, frontman Jay Apperley, the UK Foo Fighters are famed for their electrically empassioned tribute performances to the larger-than-life Seattle original, receiving critical acclaim from publications such as Classic Rock, Rolling Stone, Kerrang and NME.
The band, who sold out gigs in London, Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester on their last tour, titled ‘Sonic Motorways’ in a play on the Foo Fighters’ album title, the UK Foo Fighters are veritable hit-machines, cranking out classics such as Everlong and Best Of You in what has been described as an ‘unmissable’ show for any Foo Fighters fans.
But it was September 2014 that saw the tribute band enjoy their most thrilling show.
At the Concorde 2 in Brighton, Foo Fighters’ vocalist Grohl welcomed Apperley onto the stage with the introduction of “Ladies and gentlemen, would you please welcome... me!” before the two frontmen performed together for a stunned and adoring crowd.
The UK Foo Fighters have also stepped in for the original band; when Grohl broke his leg in Gothenburg, the tribute band headlined three charity gigs at Wembley in London and Murrayfield in Edinburgh scheduled to coincide with the gigs the original band missed, raising over £10,000 for Given To Live in the process.
Nationally renowned for their eccentric and representative tribute performances, the UK Foo Fighters offer a unique experience, reeling off classic singles with extra parts and the crowd-favourite sing-along riffs.
They will be supported by the Ribble Valley band FRET 64, with doors at The Grand in Clitheroe opening at 7pm on Saturday, May 14th.
Tickets cost £12.50 and can be purchased at www.thegrandvenue.co.uk