On Tuesday night, the Foo Fighters will rock the crowd at Vivint Arena as part of their Concrete and Gold world tour.
On Monday, the popular rock band played at a different venue in the Salt Lake Valley.
Real Salt Lake goalie Nick Rimando, defender Chris Wingert and coach Mike Petke were among the group of local soccer pros to take to the pitch with members of the Foo Fighters at the club’s new training facility in Herriman.
RSL super supporter Branden Steineckert, the drummer for punk rock band Rancid, helped set up the soccer soirée.
Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett tweeted his thanks to Steineckert and the MLS club.
“Many thanks to @brandensteineckert from @rancid for hooking us up with @realsaltlake for the best day off ever!!!” Shiflett wrote. “Coach Mike Petke and their whole organization made us feel right at home (and even gifted me a PK goal)!”
Goalie Nick Rimando was among the RSL players to kick it around with the Foo Fighters.
“Deeecent placement on that pk though (okay emoji),” he responded to Shiflett on Instagram.
Steineckert, who wrote RSL’s popular “Believe” soccer anthem, enthusiastically tweeted up a storm about the fun night with the Foo Fighters.https://twitter.com/801PUNX/status/940425475196821504 https://twitter.com/801PUNX/status/940417011741376514 https://twitter.com/801PUNX/status/940426031118172161
RSL made a jersey for lead singer/guitarist Dave Grohl, who founded the Foo Fighters after his previous band Nirvana disbanded in the aftermath of Kurt Cobain’s death. Grohl didn't play Monday night.
Here's one of the popular mainstream songs the Foo Fighters will likely play at their concert.
And check out this video of Salt Lake City-based Steineckert chatting about his love for RSL and soccer and the catchy anthem he wrote for the team he’s passionate about.
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