Foo Fighters brought the good times yesterday to the Hollywood Palladium’s parking lot, when they surprised fans at the Cal Jam 18 pop-up event, playing under the name The Holy Shits.
Fans lined up early to gain entry, with Cal Jam 18 ticket holders gaining fast pass access, as well as those who snagged the special onsite General Admission Lawn Only tickets with no service fees courtesy of Harley-Davidson. They were treated to food trucks, special merch deals and photo opps with Dave Grohl’s “throne” from the 2015 Broken Leg Tour and the “White Limo” featured in the video for the song of the same name.
Chevy Metal warmed up the crowd, playing a raucous set featuring covers of “My Sharona” and “Miss You.” They were joined by members of the Foo Fighters throughout the show. Queen’s Roger Taylor made a special guest appearance playing drums on “Under Pressure,” with Taylor Hawkins as lead vocalist.
Dave Grohl joined Chevy Metal’s cover of “Stay With Me,” and with all Foo Fighters finally on stage, the band began ripping through their hour long set featuring deep cuts and rarely played live songs for their hardcore fans. See setlist below.
For those who were not able to make it to the pop-up, tickets are also available at Ticketmaster and caljamfest.com/tickets. General Admission tickets are now SOLD OUT. You can still purchase General Admission Lawn Only tickets, which will get you access to the mainstage LAWN AREA ONLY, Sun and Mountain stages, carnival rides and general parking. This year, Saturday ticket holders have the option to buy a Friday night ticket for $30 (plus taxes and fees). All camping packages include free entrance to the Friday Night Party with performances by Billy Idol, Bridget Everett, Mexrrisey, Cosmic Kahuna and more, plus first access to ride the rides and see the museum.