Foo Fighters to Play BlizzCon This Year (WHOO!)

It seems Dave Grohl didn’t get enough of Thrall, Kerrigan or the thousands of Blizzard nerds who turned out to BlizzCon last year, because the former Nirvana drummer and his band, Foo Fighters, will be headlining the convention this year.

The band will play the closing concert taking place on Oct. 22 at Blizzard’s annual Anaheim convention. You don’t have to miss the concert if you’re out of luck on a BlizzCon ticket, however — DirecTV will be broadcasting it in the U.S., and it’ll also stream live over the Internet through Blizzard’s live convention feed.

This will be Grohl’s second BlizzCon in as many years. Last year, he appeared on stage with Tenacious D, made up of comedians Jack Black and Kyle Gass. Grohl and The D have been friends for a few years now, and Grohl even played Satan in Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny.

It appears as though Grohl had a good enough time at his first BlizzCon to make a return trip. Here’s a quote from Blizzard’s press release:

‘We’re pretty sure that in the future, music historians will look back at BlizzCon 2011 as the unquestionable pinnacle of Foo Fighters’ long and illustrious career,’ said Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters founder and frontman. ‘We look forward to living up to that prediction by bringing the Horde and Alliance together to rock the hell out of Anaheim next month.’

Yeah, I’m excited.

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6 Comments on Foo Fighters to Play BlizzCon This Year (WHOO!)


On September 28, 2011 at 10:53 am

Super sweet, just one problem with this article.

Dave played the drums for Nirvana. Krist Novoselic played the bass.

Phil Hornshaw

On September 28, 2011 at 10:57 am


DAMMIT YOU’RE RIGHT. I knew that, honest. I was just captivated by pictures of Dave’s long, lustrous hair.



On September 28, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Any other excuse would have been unacceptable, but that, sir, is perfectly understandable. I feel like I could learn how to play the guitar just from looking at it.


On October 5, 2011 at 3:11 pm



On October 17, 2011 at 8:43 am

Is there a way to go to the show even if i didnt get the Blizzcon tix?

Phil Hornshaw

On October 17, 2011 at 8:49 am


Don’t think so, sadly. But you can stream it from Here’s more info on that:

Unfortunately, sounds like even that’ll cost you. Not sure if it’s possible just to stream the concert and not pay $40.