Foo Fighters Reschedule Fillmore New Orleans Grand Opening Performances Due to Injury

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Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters performs live on stage at Allianz Parque on Feb. 27, 2018 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The band has moved its February dates to May.

Foo Fighters announced today that they are rescheduling their Feb. 15-16 opening performances at the Fillmore New Orleans. The rock band was set to christen the brand-new venue for its grand opening weekend but are now slated to perform May 15-16 instead.

In a release, the band apologized for the inconvenience and promised to “bring it in May.” Tickets for the original dates will be honored in May. Those who cannot attend the later shows will receive a refund at the original point of purchase. All refund requests must be submitted by Feb. 18.

The new Fillmore venue is set to be a 2,200-capacity space on the second floor of Harrah’s Casino. Live Nation announced the new venue 50 years after legendary promoter Bill Graham opened the first Fillmore in San Francisco. Its first slate of artists including Duran Duran, Gucci Mane, Hozier, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Garbage and Kacey Musgraves.

The Fillmore New Orleans dates are being rescheduled due to a band member injury, though no further details have been provided.  

The news follows Foo Fighters headlining performance this weekend (Feb. 2) for the DirecTV’s Super Saturday Night pre-party concert. Dave Grohl and company played a 19-song, hit-filled set. Run The Jewels opened the live streamed show in Atlanta before the Foo Fighters were joined on stage by jazz saxophonist Dave Koz and Queen drummer Roger Taylor stepping in for a cover of the David Bowie/Queen classic "Under Pressure," with vocals from Foos drummer Taylor Hawkins.

"This ain't no halftime shit, this a fucking good time shit right now! Hold on... hold on, it ain't over yet motherfuckers," Grohl told the crowd at the specially built venue near Atlantic Station.

The special guests kept coming with appearances from Zac Brown who performed Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" with Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello on guitar.

Foo Fighters also brought on Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell for "Mountain Song" with Grohl introducing Farrell as "person who is responsible for all of us being here... the bad motherfucker who made this shit possible.”

In 2015, Grohl broke his leg during a performance in Sweden and played through the set. The band went on to perform the remainder of their tour with Grohl seated on a throne as he sang and played guitar.


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