The two-day event will also feature MLB legends such as Ryan Dempster, Roger Clemens and Jake Peevey.
Next year’s edition of the Innings Festival – an annual event that mixes live music and major league baseball (MLB) – has been announced, with the Foo Fighters and Tame Impala closing in to lead the event.
The two-day event is scheduled to run February 26-27, split between Beach Park and Arts Park in Tempe, Arizona. Tickets go on sale this morning (October 6) at 10 a.m. local time, and are available in five tiers – General Admission, GA+, VIP, Platinum and Cabanas – from the festival’s website.
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The Foo Fighters will lead the festivities on Saturday, co-headlined by St. Vincent and Billy Strings, and will be rounded out by Camp, Dashboard Confessional, White Reaper, The Dip, Dale Water Gap, Girlhouse and Almost Monday.
Saturday’s event also plays an “All-Star Baseball Jam” game (no pun intended) hosted by former Padres and White Sox pitcher Jake Peevey. Such details are yet to be unveiled, although it is listed under the festival’s line-up of artists, so it is likely for it to be a supergroup consisting of MLB stars with musical talent. Lastly, it’s worth noting that PV has moonlighted as a guitarist over the years.
Tame Impala is due to headline Sunday, appearing on a bill with Fitz & the Tantrums, Matt & Kim, Nothing But Thieves, Jade Bird, Low Cut Connie, Brisco and Sidney Sprague on a bill with My Morning Jacket and Black Puma .
In addition to PV, MLB stars to appear at next year’s Innings Festival include former New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens, LA Dodgers All-Star Dave Stewart and four-time Gold Glove Award winner Kenny Laughton. Former Miami Marlins pitcher Ryan Dempster will also host a live version of his podcast outside the mound.
A poster also reads that more names will be announced in the months before the start of the festival.
Foo Fighters recently announced a UK stadium tour for 2022, with frontman Dave Grohl saying Granthshala: “This is the first place we built our own stadium after playing Live Earth’s advantage [at London’s Wembley Stadium in 2007]”
The band released their tenth album, ‘Medicine at Midnight’, in February. It included the singles ‘No Son of Mine’, ‘Shame Shame’, ‘Waiting on a War’ and ‘Chasing Birds’. This. Received a four star review from Granthshala, writer James McMahon said that the album “suggests a future of Foo Fighters that is more interesting than you might imagine”.
Back in July, the Foo Fighters released a full-length album of Bee Gees covers under their newly minted disco moniker, the De Gees.
Last month, Tame Impala played its first full-band live show in 18 months, with fans in Chicago in a 20-song set that included a cover of Travis Scott’s “Skeleton.” The band is currently in the middle of a huge US tour in support of ‘The Slow Rush’, where entry requires proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test.
‘The Slow Rush’ was released last February through Modular, and was supported by singles such as ‘Borderline’, ‘Posthumous Forgiveness’, ‘Lost in Tomorrow’ and ‘Is It True’. The band also released an 18-minute reimagining of the album’s opening cut, ‘One More Year’.
In a four star review, Granthshala Writer Thomas Smith praised ‘The Slow Rush’ as an evolution of Tame Impala’s sound, saying that the band “is unlikely to lose any fans by embracing Parker’s pop sensibilities – the genres are history, man – but You have to admire his willingness to push in new directions”.
talking to Granthshala Prior to the LP’s release, Parker spoke about the fictional element of the Tame Impala, saying: “I have always thought of the Tame Impala as something that people can use to relieve whatever physical stresses and problems are in their lives. Can to escape. Tama Impala is a fantasy [fiction] of music. this is The Lord of the Rings.“