Video & Full Setlist: Foo Fighters Reopen Madison Square Garden with Surprise Sit-In By Dave Chappelle on Radiohead’s “Creep”
On Sunday, June 20, Foo Fighters performed to a fully-vaccinated, sold-out crowd at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, marking the famed venue’s first full-capacity concert since the onset of the pandemic.
Indeed, the band spared no pomp and circumstance for the performance, opening with an emotional “Times Like These” which built from just frontman Dave Grohl and keyboardist Rami Jaffee into a full-band, arena-wide sing-a-long.
Tunes like “The Pretender” and “Learn to Fly” continued the evening’s theme of resilience, but it was the late-set sit-in by comedian Dave Chappelle – singing Radiohead’s “Creep” – that really had fans reaching for their camera phones.
“Thank you very much ladies and gentlemen we’ll see you next time,” Grohl joked afterwards, incredulously. “You want me to do shit after Dave Chappelle? There’s no fuckin’ way!”
Naturally, the hard-rocking “All My Life” provided the audience with plenty to be happy about.
Later, following newer cut “Making A Fire,” Foo Fighters used their encore to nod to NYC’s disco past and debut the Bee Gees “You Should Be Dancing.”
They closed the historic 24-song show with their vintage hit “Everlong.”
Check out a clip of the opening “Times Like These” (via YouTuber The Anti-Hero) and Chappelle’s sit-in (via YouTuber Jim Powers), as well as the full setlist below:
June 20, 2021
Madison Square Garden, New York City
Times Like These, The Pretender, Learn to Fly, No Son of Mine, The Sky Is a Neighborhood, Shame Shame, Rope, Run, My Hero, These Days, Medicine at Midnight, Walk, Somebody to Love, Monkey Wrench, Arlandria, Breakout, Creep^*, All My Life, Aurora, This Is a Call, Best of You
Enc: Making a Fire, You Should Be Dancing*, Everlong
^ with Dave Chappelle
* Foo Fighters Live Debut