Violet Grohl Guests With Foo Fighters At Leeds Festival

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Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl dueted on “My Hero” with his daughter Violet Grohl on Friday night at the Leeds Festival in Leeds, England. The band’s set also included an appearance from a fan dressed as late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury before Taylor Hawkins led the group through “Under Pressure.”

Dave Grohl took a moment early in the set to introduce his daughter. “On this trip, we have a new Foo Fighter in the family,” Grohl said. “She is the best singer I know,” Dave continued before Violet emerged. The crowd then chanted her name and Dave explained Violet “wanted to sing this song together” and began a solo rendition of “My Hero.” Violet provided harmony vocals and eventually the entire band joined in. The tender moment ended with a hug and Foo Fighters continued their set after Violet left the stage.

A few songs later, Hawkins stepped out from behind the drum kit and swapped places with Dave Grohl. Taylor spotted the fan dressed like Freddie Mercury in the crowd and had him escorted to the stage. Grohl came out from behind the kit to greet the fan and soon thereafter Foo Fighters performed “Under Pressure” with the Mercury lookalike lipsyncing the words. Another memorable moment followed towards the end of the set when the band “Rickrolled” the audience with an appearance from old friend Rick Astley for a hard-hitting rendition of “Never Gonna Give You Up.”

Watch fan-shot video of Violet’s appearance captured by Stephen Bentley below:

Check out fan-shot video of “Freddie Mercury’s” appearance with Foo Fighters captured by Stephen Bentley:

Setlist

Foo Fighters at Bramham Park

  • The Pretender
  • Learn to Fly
  • Run
  • The Sky Is a Neighborhood
  • Times Like These
  • Drum Solo
  • Sunday Rain
  • My Hero  
  • These Days
  • La Dee Da
  • Walk
  • Crazy Train / Good Times / Ziggy Stardust / Dragon Attack  
  • Under Pressure  
  • All My Life
  • I'll Stick Around
  • Wheels  
  • Monkey Wrench
  • Hey, Johnny Park!
  • Best of You
  • Big Me  
  • This Is a Call
  • Let There Be Rock  
  • Everlong

[Hat Tip – Rolling Stone]