'Dave Grohl' spotted on Glasgow First bus shocking punters before Foo Fighters' Hampden gig

'Dave Grohl' spotted in Glasgow
-Credit: (Image: First Bus)

One of the world's most famous rockstars appears to have been turning heads in Glasgow recently as the city prepares for the arrival of the Foo Fighters.

Fans have been left stunned after seeing "Dave Grohl" who will headline at Hampden on Monday June 17. However, all is not as it seems.

To celebrate the band's arrival later this month, First Bus hired a lookalike to join its ranks in a nod to the famous frontman on the long road to ruin.

The pretender “Dave” was spotted clocking in at the firm’s Caledonia Depot before taking the wheels of an X31 Hampden Express – the very service Foo Fighters’ fans can take to Hampden Park.

He's not like the others but the lookalike also took in city sights along Buchanan Street and round George Square in his new driver get up.

Dave gets behind the wheel
Dave gets behind the wheel -Credit:First Bus

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First Bus will run special services frequently from 6pm onwards to collect gig-goers from O’Neill’s bar (40-48 Union Street) and drop passengers on Cathcart Road behind Hampden’s West Stand. A return service will also be in operation, taking passengers back into the city centre via the same route.

The Foo fighters are heading out across the UK for seven highly anticipated stadium shows including Glasgow's Hampden Stadium - and will feature support from Courtney Barnett and Honeyblood.

It's the first time the band will have travelled to Scotland since 2019 and since Taylor Hawkins died in 2022.

This summer’s dates will mark Foo Fighters’ most extensive UK trek since the June 2 release of their acclaimed 11th album, But Here We Are, which hit number 1 in the UK charts — the sixth Foo Fighters album to do so — while generating some of the most positive critical reviews of the band’s career.

No official stage times have been made available to date for Monday but door are expected to open at 5pm. The gig is officially sold out but there are resale tickets being sold on Ticketmaster starting from £66.27.

Graeme Macfarlan, First Bus Scotland commercial director, said: “Having the Foo Fighters in the city is a huge boost and we know people want to get to and from the gig safely and have a good time.

“It’s not every day you think you see a worldwide superstar driving the X31 but what better way to celebrate than having our very own ‘Dave’ join the ranks?”

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