Dave Grohl Announces Book Tour For ‘The Storyteller’
– Dave Grohl |The Storyteller
out Oct. 5 rom Dey Street Books (US) and Simon & Schuster (UK)
Dave Grohl is taking his first-ever book on a mini tour. The Foo Fighters frontman has booked a short run of intimate evenings – one night in London and four in the U.S. – to go along with the Oct. 5 release of “The Storyteller – Tales of Life and Music.”
The memoir is described as a “collection of memories of a life lived loud,” from Grohl’s “early days growing up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., to hitting the road at the age of 18, and all the music that followed.” The book is sure to include tales from Grohl’s time in the DC punk rock scene, playing drums for Nirvana and his 25+ years with the Foo Fighters.
Grohl explains in the video below that he was inspired to write the memoir after sharing short stories to the Instagram via the account @davestruestories during the pandemic.
The book tour, dubbed “Dave Grohl – The Storyteller – Live!,” begins Sept. 27 at the Savoy Theatre in London. The shows promises Grohl “sharing experiences that have defined him — plus some special surprises.”
Here’s the plan:
September 27 — London, UK – Savoy Theatre
October 5 — New York, NY – The Town Hall
October 7 — Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
October 12 & 13 — Los Angeles, CA – The Ford
Tickets went on sale today and each ticket include a copy of “The Storyteller – Tales of Life and Music.” Grohl has partnered on the tour with book stores in each city including Waterstones, The Strand, Politics & Prose, Book Soup, and Barnes & Noble.
Fans can also preorder Grohl’s memoir separately.
Foo Fighters recently reopened the 9:30 Club in D.C., with a surprise show Sept. 9. During the gig Grohl broke the news that I.M.P. plans to open a replica of the club right next to the current one. No word on the timing for the new venue, but Grohl exclaimed “We’ll open that one, too!”
Grohl & Co. played its first show after the shutdown on June 20 at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The sold-out concert moved 15,371 tickets and grossed $1,401,255, a new Foo Fighters record for one concert at the venue, topping the gross average from their 2018 two-show engagement by 2%.
Foo Fighters is due back on stage Oct. 22 for a performance at Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, followed by Tecate Pal Norte in Monterrey, Mexico in November. The band heads to Las Vegas’ Park Theater in December.
Book tours can do big business – just look at Michelle Obama’s “Becoming: An Intimate Conversion,” which won the Pollstar Award for Best Non-Music Tour of the Year two years in a row. Her 34-city book tour in 2018-2019 included sold-out shows at arenas across the U.S., including a Nov. 29, 2018, stop at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center that moved 12,507 tickets and grossed nearly $1.5 million.