MTV’s 24-hour college network, mtvU today announced that the Foo Fighters will take the Woodies stage for the first time with a live performance of “Rope,” the first single off of their highly anticipated seventh studio album “Wasting Light,” during the “2011 mtvU Woodie Awards” airing live from Austin, Texas on Wednesday night, March 16 at 12am (Live ET/ Tape delayed PT) on MTV, MTV2 and mtvU during the South by Southwest Music Festival.
The night before the Woodies, also in Austin, the SXSW Film Program will come to an explosive close with the U.S. premiere of the feature length Foo Fighters documentary.
In addition, MTV and Roswell/RCA today announced that the worldwide premiere of the Foo Fighters’ music video “Rope” will air live at 7:54pm ET/PT on Thursday, March 10 on MTV and MTV.com. The music video will also premiere at 8:00pm ET on MTV Hits, mtvU and VH1.com, and begin playing across all MTV’s channels Friday morning. To celebrate the release of the video and album, the band is now set to invade the home of a super-fan in the Los Angeles area on March 10, along with MTV News’ James Montgomery, to introduce the video on-air and online, and answer fans’ burning questions. Immediately following the on-air premiere, the band will stay on for an additional Q&A session live-streamed on MTV.com. Fans can submit questions through MTV.com, via Twitter (@MTVNews using hashtag #askfoos) or on MTV’s Facebook page.
‘Rope’–the single that Rolling Stone ranks #1 on its current Hot List and hails as a “hairy-testicled, devil-dicked atomic beast”–has become the first full taste of Foo Fighters’ upcoming Wasting Light to impact the internet and the airwaves. The song is currently streaming at rope.foofighters.com and on the band’s Facebook page.
‘Rope’ is out now in the UK [purchase on iTunes UK here] & in the US it will be available beginning March 1 both as a digital single and as an instant grat with iTunes pre-orders of Wasting Light.
An new press release has revealed the title and track listing of Foo Fighters’ upcoming seventh full length studio album. Wasting Light will be released April 11 (UK) April 12 (US) by Roswell/RCA and will consist of the following tracks:
Back & Forth
A Matter Of Time
Miss The Misery
I Should Have Known
First single “Rope” will be available beginning March 1 both as a digital single and as an instant grat with the iTunes pre-order of Wasting Light.