Dave Grohl, Brandi Carlile

Dave Grohl rocks surprise street performance with Brandi Carlile

The duo covered both the Beatles and the Foo Fighters.

April 21, 2019
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Those wandering around Seattle’s Pike Place Market were in for quite a surprise yesterday, April 20, when Dave Grohl and Brandi Carlile showed up for a surprise performance.

The duo covered both the Beatles and the Foo Fighters during their unexpected set.

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Carlile took to her Instagram that morning to reveal to her fans the plan to go out busking with Grohl.

“So…. rumor has it we’re maybe going busking at Pike place right now… see you soon fish!!”


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So…. rumor has it we’re maybe going busking at Pike place right now… see you soon fish!! @pikeplacepublicmarket

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Those that were at the performance stated the duo’s set lasted between 15-20 minutes and were joined by Carlile’s bandmates Phil and Tim Hanseroff.

“Got nostalgic and decided to swing by my old busking spot @pikeplacepublicmarket with the twins and Dave Grohl…honestly one of the most surreal moments of my life. Thanks guys”

Their set included covers of the Beatles track “Let It Be” and Foo Fighters track “Times Like These.”

The entire performance was streamed via Carlile’s Facebook page. You can check out some video footage of their set below!

The night before, Carlile shared a photo of her and Grohl with the caption, “I love it when Dave Grohl comes over for dinner and ATVs. You sir are welcome to live with me…please.”

What did you think of this duo’s surprise performance? Sound off in the comments below!

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Written by Whitney Shoemaker

Whitney is your definition of pop punk trash. If she's not jamming to State Champs or Grayscale, then she's probably out enjoying the finer things or working a show for Fearless Records as a Street Team Leader. She's a realist and an optimist, calling the city of Columbus her home. A huge fan of naps, Whitney often falls asleep in a city that doesn't. She's not hard to please, finding joy in discovering new bands or playing Everlong on the late night radio. Working at Alt Press and breaking ground in the music scene have always been a dream of hers, telling herself at an early age she was down for losing it all to make that happen! Now the weekend writer at AP, Whitney is prepared to be noticed and eager to contribute to the scene. If you catch her at a concert feel free to stick around, make small talk, or discuss her overuse of State Champs lyrics and song titles in her bio.