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Foo Fighters deliver mind-blowing Jozi performance

The band was met with a huge crown of fans at the FNB Stadium at their first ever concert in Joburg.

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl performs at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on 13 December 2014. Picture: Twitter via @BigConcerts.

JOHANNESBURG - American Band the Foo Fighters were met with a crowd of around 50,000 fans at the FNB Stadium on Saturday night at their first ever concert in Johannesburg.

Lead singer Dave Grohl burst onto the stage holding none other than his signature Gibson guitar, playing the unmistakable chords of All My Life.

Grohl's vocals did not disappoint for a second, clearly proving his title as rock god, while Taylor Hawkins delivered an incredible drum solo.

On their first time in South Africa, Grohl told the crowd, "This is our first time here ever and it's a really big deal. We didn't know if anyone knew our songs or the band, but since we got here, everyone has been so nice to the band I have no idea why we waited so long.

"Every time we made a record we'd tour all the usual places, America, Canada, the UK, Japan, and then someone would say 'Hey, do you want to go to those places you've never been? And we were like hell no! We're exhausted'. But this time we thought, why don't we start the world tour in South Africa?"

Some fans said they had been waiting 20 years for the band to come.

"Tonight you are our guinea pigs. For all of you that have waited so long, if it weren't for you we wouldn't be here today."

Monkey Wrench, arguably one of the theme songs of the late 90's, was one of the highlights.

Other favourites played were Everlong, Learn to Fly, Wheels and Breakout.

One fan said he was impressed with their rendition of Queen's and David Bowie's Under Pressure.

"It was unbelievable, they did it so well, they made it more rockish."

Another said this was the band that made him become a guitarist.

"I'm the super, uber fan. Dave Grohl is a legend. They are the ones that inspired me to start playing rock music. I don't know how to explain it. They've got so much stage presence and they're also such down to earth guys."

The band also performed in Cape Town on 10 December.