The Foo Fighters were on a mission Friday night. â€śTonight weâ€™re going to try and break our record for the longest show ever,â€ť frontman Dave Grohl told the crowd gathered at the Metro in Chicago, according toÂ Billboard. Though the band was not scheduled for an appearance at Lollapalooza, they announced a surprise after-show â€” one that consisted of 32 songs over the course of three-and-a-half hours.
According to Consequence of Sound, â€śThe Sky Is a Neighborhood,â€ť â€śRun,â€ť â€śSunday Rain,â€ť La Dee Da,â€ť and â€śDirty Waterâ€ť â€” all songs off the Foo Fightersâ€™ Concrete & Gold LP â€” were featured in the lengthy set, as well as a barrage of cover songs. One of their more noteworthy selections came when Janeâ€™s Addiction singer Perry Farrell hit the stage to join them for a rendition of â€śMountain Songâ€ť (shown in the video below).
â€śThereâ€™s one person responsible for that revolution in music that happened then â€” thank god for that first Lollapalooza, thank god for Mr. Perry Farrell,â€ť Grohl told the audience.Â Farrell co-founded Lollapalooza, which was originally intended as a farewell tour for Janeâ€™s Addiction but ultimately became so much more.
â€śWe were given a 4 a.m. curfew,â€ť Grohl mentioned to the crowd before playing through more songs, like Queenâ€™s â€śUnder Pressure,â€ť The Rolling Stonesâ€™ â€śMiss You,â€ť AC/DCâ€™s â€śLet There Be Rock,â€ť and the finishing song â€śEverlong.â€ť
See fan-shot video from the performance above.