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Foo Fighters tour coming Aug. 25 to First Niagara Pavilion

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The Foo Fighters are taking to the road next summer and fall for a stadium/arena/amphitheater tour that includes a stop Aug. 25 at First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown.

The band — Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear — is touring in support of its new hit album “Sonic Highways.” The tour includes a show Aug. 29 at Chicago’s Wrigley Field that sold out in one day and an all-day 20th anniversary blowout on July 4 at Washington, D.C.’s RFK Stadium.

Tickets to the Pittsburgh-area show, which will include opener Royal Blood, go on sale to the general public, online and by phone, at 10 a.m. Dec. 4.

But to help beat the computer-generated scalpers that buy up large blocks of tickets for resale, the Foo Fighters are having a “Beat the Bots” day on Nov. 22, where tickets can only be purchased in person at the box offices of all the tour venues. At First Niagara Pavilion, the line-up for tickets starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m., according to the band’s website (

The site says ticket sales on “Beat the Bots” day are limited to two on the floor and four seated. Prices range from $48.50 to $81. Details: 800-745-3000 or

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