Nirvana fan Travis Stanley recently unearthed 25-year-old Foo Fighters footage from their fourth show ever, making it the earliest known video of the band.
The video captures the band playing on March 4th, 1995, at Velvet Elvis Arts Lounge in Seattle, WA. Following a quick soundcheck, the fearless Foo Fighters frontman, Dave Grohl, told the crowd that he didn’t have a voice and that he had to pee, in true post-grunge fashion, before launching into the unreleased “Butterflies”. Following “Winnebago”, they gave a heavy take on “Floaty”, a song that would appear on their eponymous debut album just a few months later. The popular “Big Me” came ahead of “For All the Cows”, “I’ll Stick Around”, “Alone + Easy Target”, and “Podunk”. Finally, the Foo Fighters closed their fourth show with “Exhausted”, their first studio effort’s lead single.
Watch the early footage below and scroll down for the setlist, handwritten by Grohl.
Foo Fighters – Velvet Elvis Arts Lounge – 3/4/95 [Full Show]
This video comes just weeks after the band announced the 2020 Van Tour, which will see the Foo Fighters celebrate their 25th anniversary by touring to the same cities as they did in 1995. The 10-date tour will kick off in Phoenix, AZ on April 12th and wrap up on May 20th in Hamilton, Ontario. Additionally, they recently announced the D.C. Jam Fest, which adds to a 2020 festival schedule that already includes appearances at Osheaga Festival and Boston Calling. Head to the band’s website for tickets and more tour information.
[H/T Consequence of Sound]