Foo Fighters announce first UK show in years

29 July 2014, 09:30 | Updated: 31 July 2014, 09:49

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Foo Fighters have been confirmed for the Closing Concert of the inaugural Invictus Games.

The US band are coming to London to play the one-off show to mark the end of the new international sporting event for disabled soldiers who were injured in battle.

The Games were launched by Prince Harry earlier this year and aim to use the power of sport to inspire recovery and generate more understanding of the work of the armed forces.

The five hour long Closing Concert, which will also include the medal presentations for the winning competitors, is happening on the south lawn of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday 14 September, with Kaiser Cheifs and Ryan Adams among the other acts playing on the day.

"Invictus games, look out...THE FOO FIGHTERS ARE COMING," the band commented. "What a perfect way to finally return to the UK for the first time in years...been waaaay too long! Thanks for having us, it is truly an honor to come play for these incredible men and women. Can't wait to do our thing for you..."

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am and will be available from

Meanwhile, Foo Fighters are due to release their eighth studio album in November. The record is currently untitled and accompanies an HBO television programme documenting it's recording.

*Update: Producer Butch Vig has tweeted to say the new Foos album is finished and is "EPIC"*

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