Dave Grohl's injury forces Foo Fighters to cancel European tour

Who could replace Foo Fighters as Glastonbury Festival headliners?

Photographer: Virtual FestivalsChris Eustace on 16 June 2015

The frontman was injured during a show in Gothenburg last week, when he missed a ramp and fell into the gap between the stage and the audience.

While he returned after hospital treatment to complete the band's set that night, subsequent live dates at the Pinkpop festival in the Netherlands and in St.Gallen, Switzerland were cancelled, and with Grohl confirmed to have broken his leg in at least two places, their remaining European dates, also including a headline slot at Rock Werchter in Belgium, have sadly gone the same way.

The full statement reads:

Due to injuries sustained in Dave Grohl’s fall from the stage during Foo Fighters’ June 12 show at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden, doctors have required the cancellation of the remainder of the band’s dates in the UK and Europe.

After undergoing surgery Monday, Dave’s full recuperation time is still to be determined.

It was previously announced that Foo Fighters’ June 14 appearance at the Pinkpop Festival and June 16 show at the AFG Arena in St. Gallen, Switzerland were cancelled. The following dates have now been cancelled as well:

June 19 & 20 - London, UK - Wembley Stadium
June 23 - Edinburgh, UK - BT Murrayfield Stadium
June 25 - Werchter, Belgium - Festivalpark Werchter
June 26 - Glastonbury Festival 2015

Dave Grohl also released a full personal statement/letter, apologising for the cancellation. The note ended: "I’m really so sorry, guys. You know I hate to do it, but I’m afraid it’s just not physically possible for me at the moment. We’re doing our best right now to work out a plan, so bear with us. You know we’re good for our word. But for now, I need to make sure we have YEARS of gigs ahead of us….

You have always stood by our band, and we will always stand by you. Like I say at every show, we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you guys. And I mean that. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. And I will do everything I can to come back and give you a night to remember for the rest of your lives AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Until then…my sincerest apologies.

Your friend, Dave

PS…….Kanye…..Imma let you have this one….."

Inevitably talk has quickly turned to who will replace the Foos as Glastonbury's Friday night headliners, with Emily Eavis confirming the festival had a "Plan B" in case the band pulled out.

The Stone Roses, Coldplay, Noel Gallagher, Blur, Prince and Taylor Swift are among the early frontrunners, although it may simply be a case of promoting Florence & The Machine, long-rumoured before the line-up was announced to be a headliner, to top the Pyramid Stage bill.

William Hill are now offering the following odds:

Florence + The Machine (Evens)
AC/DC (3/1)
The Stone Roses (4/1)
Taylor Swift (6/1)
Blur (8/1)
Ed Sheeran (10/1)
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (10/1)
Kylie Minogue (12/1)
Kate Bush (12/1)
Prince (12/1)
Coldplay (16/1)
Depeche Mode (20/1)
Adele 20/1

Earlier this month, Glastonbury Festival organisers released stage times for the festival next week.

Glastonbury Festival 2015 takes place on Worthy Farm, near Pilton, Somerset, from 24 - 28 June. Expect five nights of revelry, music, arts, children's entertainment, political debate and discussion.

All Glastonbury Festival tickets have now sold out. They cost £220 plus a £5 booking fee per ticket.

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