By Marty Rosenbaum

Gear up for the big Wrigley Field show by taking a look at five of the Foo’s best performances from Chicago shows.

October 7, 2014 at Cubby Bear – “Something From Nothing”

The granddaddy of them all. The Foo Fighters hype train was full steam ahead as the band announced a surprise show at Wrigleyville’s Cubby Bear to coincide with the debut of their HBO series Sonic Highways. The show sold out in seconds and it also marked the very first live performance of “Something From Nothing”.

August 6, 2011 at Metro – “Arlandria”

A day before they were set to headline Lollapalooza, Foo Fighters returned to the scene of their first Chicago gig to play a two and half hour set at Metro. The show was as raucous as you would expect, perfectly setting the mood for what was to come the next evening.

February 25, 2008 at Allstate Arena – “Breakout”

Although they had just played the Allstate Arena a month prior, the Foo Fighters didn’t miss a beat and treated the crowd with the same energy and enthusiasm you would expect had they not played Chicago for several years.

August 7, 2011 at Lollapalooza – Full Show

The Kings of Lollapalooza 2011, the Foo Fighters closed out the festival in front of a crowd of tens of thousands. Although the audio of this performance cuts out before the end of the set, it gives a glimpse into the energetic environment the Foo’s created.

May 6, 1995 at Metro – “Secret Garden”

While this isn’t technically a Foo Fighters performance, it took place during the very first Foo Fighters show and features Pat Smear covering Madonna while wearing a tremendous coat.

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