Foo Fighters Cancel Tour Dates After Dave Grohl Breaks Leg Onstage in Sweden — Video

Foo Fighters have cancelled two tour dates after frontman Dave Grohl fractured in his leg during the band's Friday-night show in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The band was due to perform at the Pinkpop Festival last night in Landgraaf, the Netherlands, and at the AFG Arena in St. Gallen, Switerzland, today.

Foo Fighters were playing the second song of their set—“Monkey Wrench”—when Grohl accidentally plunged into the security pit. However, dedicated performer that he is, Grohl returned to the stage not too long after and proceeded to play a full two-and-a-half hour set with his leg in a cast.

Grohl was spotted in London yesterday—on crutches—but very much out and about.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.