Throwback Concert: Foo Fighters & Weezer at Arena at Harbor Yard 2005

Throwback Concert: Foo Fighters & Weezer at Arena at Harbor Yard 2005

By Drew Carrano

2020 was supposed to be a big year for The Foo Fighters. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the band and Dave Grohl and company had big plans. Among those plans was a 25th anniversary ‘Van Tour’ and headline festivals like Boston Calling, Osheaga and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

Unfortunately due to COVID-19, those plans have been put on hold.

Today we look back at when the Foos played a rare show in Connecticut and brought Weezer with them for a co-headlining tour.


Today’s Throwback Concert:

Foo Fighters & Weezer

Foozer Tour

Special Guest: Hot Hot Heat

Tuesday October 11, 2005

Arena at Harbor Yard – Bridgeport (now Webster Bank Arena)


About The Tour:

In July 2005 Foo Fighters and Weezer announced a joint U.S. Tour that would start after Labor Day. The two-month tour, called The Foozer Tour, kicked off on September 8th in Duluth, Georgia and would visit 25 cities across the United States, including Bridgeport.

Over the years Weezer has played quite a few times in Connecticut. After all, singer Rivers Cuomo grew up in the Nutmeg State. But the Foo Fighters? Not so much. Their 2005 appearance at The Arena at Harbor Yard was a rare one for us. You’d have to go back to July 2000 for their only other show here (Hartford’s XFINITY Theatre).

Weezer took the stage after opener Hot Hot Heat and didn’t waste time in getting the sold out crowd into a frenzy with their opening song, “Hash Pipe.” Because this was a co-headlining tour, Weezer played a full set. They played all their hits plus a couple covers, including one by the Foo Fighters (Big Me). During the course of their set Cuomo makes reference to his Connecticut ties, pointing out that he attended E.O. Smith High School in Storrs. During Weezer’s encore, the band brought up a kid from the crowd to play the acoustic guitar to “Undone – The Sweater Song,” which the audience gladly sang to.

Foo Fighters came on next and kept the energy in the building going. The crowd had fun rockin’ out to songs like “My Hero,” “Best of You” and “Times Like These.” They ended their hour plus set with a bang playing “Breakout” and “Monkey Wrench.”



Foo Fighters

  1. In Your Honor
  2. All My Life
  3. My Hero
  4. Best of You
  5. Up in Arms
  6. Learn To Fly
  7. The One
  8. Times Like These
  9. Stacked Actors
  10. DOA
  11. This Is a Call
  12. Cold Day in the Sun
  13. Everlong
  14. Breakout (encore)
  15. Monkey Wrench (encore)


  1. Hash Pipe
  2. My Name Is Jonas
  3. Peace
  4. Don’t Let Go
  5. Dope Nose
  6. This Is Such a Pitty
  7. Big Me (Foo Fighters cover)
  8. Perfect Situation
  9. Smile
  10. El Scorcho
  11. Say It Ain’t So
  12. We Are All on Drugs
  13. Surf Wax America
  14. Beverly Hills
  15. Photograph
  16. Song 2 (Blur cover)
  17. Island in the Sun (encore)
  18. Undone – The Sweater Song (encore)
  19. Buddy Holly (encore)