Disclaimer: This is not so much a review per se but more of a general “Dave Grohl is awesome and we should all worship him” piece.
It’s safe to say Foo Fighters are big. Really big. With their seven albums selling over 11.1 million copies and a reported £225 million in the bank (and that’s just Grohl), they’re not doing too badly. So when a band of that calibre and stature decide to play three intimate (and intimate is an understatement here) gigs it’s pretty special. You could almost go as far as saying once-in-a-lifetime kind of special.
That once-in-a-lifetime opportunity happened this week when Foo Fighters revealed that while in the UK (they’re here to headline the Invictus Games Closing Ceremony on Sunday) they will play a number of tiny gigs under the name of The Holy Shits. The first of which took place at Brighton Concord, they then headed to the capital to play at the House of Vans. Their third and final gig took place on Friday 12 September at the 430 capacity Islington Assembly Hall, which was the gig I somehow managed to get tickets for.