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Foo Fighters recruit ‘CHiPs' star for Mexico gig teaser

11/4/2013

Foo Fighters are wasting no time getting back into action. Just days after the band's first-ever concerts in Mexico were announced, the band has posted a video online starring actor Erik Estrada, best known for his role as a California motorcycle cop on the late '70s/early '80s TV series CHiPs. In the clip, Estrada takes his bike and interrupts each band member in the middle of some humdrum domestic chore in a bid to convince them to reunite.

The December 11th and 13th shows will take place at Mexico City's 55,000-capacity Foro Sol stadium and are Foo Fighters' first since September 2012.

Foo Fighters have gone from club band to stadium headliner over the years, and frontman Dave Grohl told us a while back that he's been thrilled with each stage of the band's growth as a live attraction: "The first tour we did, we were playing to maybe, I don't know, 500 people a night or something like that, you know. And then that turned into doing theatres and so you get to that stage where you're playing to 1,200 people and you're like, 'Man, I could do this for the rest of my life, this is great.' And then you get to the point where you're playing to like 5,000 people a night, and then you start selling out arenas and you're like, 'God, I can't believe that we've gotten to this point.' And then you start selling out stadiums, and it just keeps on getting better, you know."

Foo Fighters have been on a break since last fall, but the band recently reconvened to begin work on its eighth studio album.

The group's last effort, 2011's Wasting Light, debuted to major acclaim and hit Number One on the Billboard 200 album chart, selling 235,000 copies in its first week of release.


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