Boston Calling is an annual 3-day music festival in Boston that brings the biggest names and upcoming artists together for Memorial Day weekend. The last time the event was held was back in 2019. 2020 was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and there were no plans to bring it back for 2021 as the pandemic continued on.

2022 was the big comeback year ,and the chance for people to get out and enjoy live music once again. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been easy.

The 2020 line-up was Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Foo Fighters. The Chili Peppers couldn’t make the rescheduled 2022 date due to touring Europe. So that left one vacancy. Also set to perform in 2020, and for the return in 2022, was Rage Against the Machine. Then earlier this year, Rage pulled out of not only Boston Calling but all of their upcoming tour dates until the summer.

Red Hot Chili Peppers
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Eventually, the headliners were settled; Foo Fighters, The Strokes, and Metallica.

And then Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters unexpectedly passed away just a few weeks ago.

Taylor Hawkins
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With circumstances like that, it’s no surprise that they cancelled all of their upcoming shows, but that left a large empty space once again at Boston Calling.

With a month and a half left until the show, Boston Calling scrambled to find a band that could come close to filling the Foo’s shoes, and it looks like they did with none other than Nine Inch Nails.

Hear favorites like “Head Like a Hole”, “The Perfect Drug”, and of course, “Closer”.

Tickets are still available for all three days, two days, or one day. Get more details by clicking here.

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