Foo Fighters 11/29/18

This story contains quotes from a radio interview.

Foo Fighters may not have been asked to play the Super Bowl yet, but the group is doing the next best thing: playing at a pre-game event the night before. The band announced on Twitter that they’ll be playing a show on February 2nd, 2019 at Atlantic Station in Atlanta, the night before the big game takes place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Foos will be joined at the gig by Run The Jewels. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday (November 30th) at 9:00 a.m. ET. The band also hinted cryptically in its tweet, “Can’t make ATL? Stay tuned for LIVE dets!”

Maroon Five will headline the Super Bowl halftime show in 2019 in Atlanta, and Foos frontman Dave Grohl revealed in a recent KROQ interview that he had talks with halftime show representatives before.

He explained, “I’ve had multiple conversations over the years with them where they say, ‘We want to have a rock and roll band. Do you think you could do it? Do you think you could do a stadium?’ I was like, ‘Yeah man, we do it all the time.’ We’re like, ‘Oh my God, I think we’re gonna do the Super Bowl!’ And then it’ll be like, Madonna or Katy Perry or somebody like that.”

Story source: Alternative Nation

FAST FACTS:

  • Foo Fighters, along with ​Metallica and members of Soundgarden and Audioslave, will perform at a tribute concert for late singer Chris Cornell, which will take place at the Forum in Los Angeles on January 16th, 2019.
  • The Foos are also confirmed to headline the inaugural Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, set to take place on May 17th, 18th and 19th, 2019 at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, The three-day event replaces the popular Rock On The Range fest, which ended its run in 2017 after being held in Columbus since 2007.

CHECK IT OUT: Read the Foos’ tweet on the pre-Super Bowl show: