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Chattanooga, TN – The Pulse:

Pinball designer Jack Danger revealed that the Foo Fighters couldn’t be more pumped about the band’s first-machines via Stern Pinball. Danger spoke to Billboard and shed light on how his love for the Foos and pinball coincided, explaining that the band’s music followed him around his whole life: “There’s me working at Subway making sandwiches (while listening to the Foo Fighters) and whenever a music game comes out it really speaks to fans of their music.”

A Stern rep was quoted as saying the limited-edition version of the game — 1,000 units at $12,999 — has already sold out, but the premium machine at $9,699 and pro editions selling for $6,999 are still available. The machines feature such iconic Foo favorites as “All My Life,” “Best Of You,” “Breakout,” “Everlong,” “I’ll Stick Around,” “Learn To Fly,” “Monkey Wrench,” “My Hero,” and “This Is a Call,” among others.

Jack Danger admitted there was a point where the team was unsure whether to proceed after drummer Taylor Hawkins‘ sudden death: “There was a moment where we were like, ‘do we keep moving forward with this?’ But we decided to give them time to grieve and not bother them, but from a manufacturing standpoint we had to keep on the timeline.” Ultimately all systems were a go with the band clearly thrilled with Stern and Danger’s progress: “(There was)nothing but ‘’f***k yeahs left and right.”

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  • Foo Fighters North American tour dates (subject to change):
    May 24 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
    May 26 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling Music Festival
    May 28 – Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Arts & Music Festival
    June 14 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
    June 16 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
    June 18 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
    July 8 –  Quebec City, QC – Festival d’ete de Quebec
    July 12 – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Bluesfest
    July 15 – Milwaukee, WI – Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival
    August 11, 12, 13 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festivals
    September 3 – Aspen, CO – Jazz Aspen Snowmass
    September 17 – Asbury Park, NJ – Sea.Hear.Now Festival
    September 21 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life