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Dave Grohl touches down in Perth alongside The Foo Fighters bandmates ahead of Australian tour

Claire SadlerThe West Australian
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Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters arrives in Perth.
Camera IconDave Grohl of the Foo Fighters arrives in Perth. Credit: Faith Moran/BACKGRID

The Foo Fighters have officially touched down in Perth ahead of their long-awaited gig at HBF Park.

Lead singer Dave Grohl and the rest of the band could be seen exiting a special side door at Perth Airport as black vans were waiting for them on Monday evening.

Grohl’s US rock legends have chosen WA to start their Australian tour in what is set to be a poignant reunion with fans after the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins last year.

Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters arrives in Perth.
Camera IconDave Grohl of the Foo Fighters arrives in Perth. Credit: Faith Moran/BACKGRID

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The superstars will hit the stage at HBF Park on Wednesday, November 29, reuniting them with the devastated fans who had hoped to see them last year.

The band cancelled their shows after the “staggering loss” of Hawkins.

The drummer died last year aged 50 at his Four Seasons Casa Medina hotel room in Bogota, Colombia, leaving the band in need of a break to “grieve, to heal, to pull our loved ones close”.

For fans it will be the first time they will have seen the rockers perform their 11th studio album But Here We Are, released this year.

And it will be played with new drummer — Grohl’s long-time pal Josh Freese.

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