Foo Fighters Suffolk date

ROCK music fans in Ipswich can start preparing for a fight - because one of the biggest rock bands in the world are set to come to town.Hugely popular rockers Foo Fighters have decided to pay a visit to Suffolk for a rare, intimate gig, the Evening Star can exclusively reveal today.

ROCK music fans in Ipswich can start preparing for a fight - because one of the biggest rock bands in the world are set to come to town.

Hugely popular rockers Foo Fighters have decided to pay a visit to Suffolk for a rare, intimate gig, the Evening Star can exclusively reveal today.

The American band has chosen Ipswich to host the gig, which will be their only intimate gig on a tour that is seeing them visit some of the biggest cities in the world.

While concerts in London and Manchester will see up to 60,000 fans vying for the opportunity to get close to their idols, just 1,725 Ipswich fans will have the chance to enjoy an intimate performance by the band who are set to treat the audience to an evening of acoustic music on June 12.

The Regent Theatre will host the gig, making Foo Fighters the latest in a series of high profile acts who have put Ipswich on their musical map.

Currently celebrating ten years together, Foo Fighters have notched up massive album and single sales around the world and are currently preparing to perform just a few live dates in the UK - with Ipswich being chosen for one of just two dates outside London.

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Demand for tickets is expected to be huge and a strict limit of just two tickets per person has been imposed at the 1,725 seat Regent and it has been predicted fans will queue at the venue in a bid to buy the coveted tickets, which go on sale on Friday.

The Foo Fighters were formed in 1995 by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, who had been with the grunge band from 1990 until the death of frontman Kurt Cobain in 1994.

While drumming for Nirvana, Grohl had also been writing music of his own and Foo Fighters were born after he recorded a demo tape on which he played almost all the instruments.

Since then, they have gone from strength to strength and have released five albums.

The acoustic date fits with the band's most recent album release In Your Honor, a double CD released last year.

One CD in the pack sees the band on top form with the kind of rock music they are best known for, while the other CD sees them branch out with a more acoustic sound, which is quite a change from their previous work.

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