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November 26, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Foo Fighters to play surprise gig at Showbox, tickets on sale today

Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters will perform Friday, Nov. 28 at the Showbox. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters will perform Friday, Nov. 28, at the Showbox. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

The Foo Fighters, in town recently to record the Seattle segment of the band’s “Sonic Highways,” project will play a surprise show Friday, Nov. 28, at the Showbox. Tickets, which cost $20, go on sale at 3 p.m. Wednesday, No. 26, at the Showbox, Easy Street Records and Sonic Boom Records. No online sales are available. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., with a screening of “Sonic Highways” at 9 p.m. followed by a live performance at 10 p.m.

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November 25, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Dave Grohl’s ‘Sonic Highways’ Seattle-area stop ‘feels like home’

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Dave Grohl, left, Butch Vig and James Brown at Robert Lang Studios, in Shoreline (Kevin Mazur)

It was inevitable Dave Grohl would pencil in a return visit to the Seattle area as part of his new “Sonic Highways” project. The HBO series follows Grohl’s band, Foo Fighters, around the U.S. as the group records its new album of the same name in eight different cities.

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November 11, 2014 at 5:05 AM

Foo Fighters’ ‘Sonic Highways’ goes down same old road | New Recordings

Foo Fighters, ‘Sonic Highways’ (RCA) Foo Fighters’ new album is a soundtrack of sorts, its title taken from the HBO series of the same name, which follows the band around the U.S. as they record each of the album’s tracks in a different city (including Seattle). It’s a robust record, packed with the kind of hard rocking…

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