Foo Fighters plan US baseball stadium tour

NEW YORK - The Foo Fighters, touring to promote an album that delves into the roots of US music, will play some of the country's most historic baseball stadiums starting next year.

The band, led by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, on Tuesday announced shows on July 18 and 19 at Fenway Park, the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball and home of the Boston Red Sox.

A show at another historic stadium, the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field, was earlier announced and is sold out. The band also announced a concert at the more modern Citi Field, home of the New York Mets.

Other large arenas across the North America are also on the itinerary for the Foo Fighters, known for their 1990s-style alternative guitar rock.

The Foo Fighters' new album, "Sonic Highways," was recorded in eight different US cities with each accompanied by a one-hour documentary that explores the community's musical heritage.

The band has already scheduled a Fourth of July show at Washington's RFK Stadium that will feature some of the classic artists profiled in the series, including bluesmen Buddy Guy and Gary Clark Jr, rocker Joan Jett and hip hop star LL Cool J.

While Boston was not among the cities on the album and documentary series, the opening act for the Fenway Park shows will be the influential local punk band Mission of Burma.