First it was on, then it was off, then it was moving venues, then it was definitely not happening... but now it is. On Friday.
Foo Fighters @ Brighton Concorde 2
They're playing an hour long set from 5pm which will be recorded for radio and television. Tickets went on sale at midday and I made it down to the wet and windswept queue just early enough to secure a pair. I am so excited!
The gig is part of a Radio 1 weekend in Brighton; The band will spend the whole day with Radio 1 on Friday, from the breakfast show and the Live Lounge onwards. They will play two live tracks on the Chris Moyles Show from 7am and chat to Chris. On Jo Whiley's show from 10am, they will perform an acoustic version of their new single The Pretender plus a very special cover version. The exclusive gig at the Concorde will be broadcast on Radio 1 from 6pm to 7pm. Then from next week, you can also watch highlights of the gig online and by pressing Red on any BBC TV channel. (20-24 August, scheduled times vary).
I have also been invited to "a very special evening" at the venue from 9pm. A further set from the band perhaps?