The band’s explosive set also included covers of Queen and David Bowie’s 1981 hit, “Under pressure” and Cheap Trick’s “Stiff competition”, for which Grohl and drummer ?Taylor Hawkins traded places. The concert ended off with the band’s platinum single, “Best of you”.

The pinnacle of the performance, however, was Grohl’s intimate solo rendition of the band’s 2009 single “Wheels”, which had the crowd singing along and holding their lighters (and cell phones) high.

Many fans had been waiting for as long as 20 years for Foo Fighters to perform in South Africa, and Grohl stated from the stage that the band is certain to return to our shores soon. The Foo Fighters lit up the FNB Stadium and delivered a performance that was definitely worth waiting two decades for.

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