As more of the world continues to safely reopen and return, today brings yet another victory for live music. On June 20, Foo Fighters will reopen Madison Square Garden with its first full-capacity show since March 2020. Fans eager to attend will have to be vaccinated.
“We’ve been waiting for this day for over a year,” frontman Dave Grohl said in a statement. “And Madison Square Garden is going to feel that HARD. New York, get ready for a long ass night of screaming our heads off together to 26 years of Foos.”
Added James Dolan, Executive Chairman and CEO of MSG Entertainment: “The Garden is ready to rock. We’ve been waiting for this moment for 15 months and are excited to finally welcome a packed house of roaring, fully-vaccinated Foo Fighters fans to Madison Square Garden.”
Foo Fighters is currently celebrating its 26th anniversary with an upcoming tour; the band intended to celebrate last year with a 25th anniversary trek, though such plans were paused due to the pandemic. Now, the Madison Square Garden show will precede the six-date run that spans July 28-Aug. 9 in cities including Cincinnati, St. Louis and Albuquerque, among others, with more dates to be revealed soon.
Most recently, Foo Fighters were announced as one of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 2021 inductees and this summer will headline Chicago’s Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo. The band’s latest and 10th studio album, Medicine at Midnight, arrived this February and hit No. 3 on the Billboard 200. The album also reached the summit of all three Billboard rock album charts (Top Rock, Alternative and Hard Rock Albums) while album single “Waiting on a War” topped the Hot Hard Rock Songs chart — the band’s first No. 1 on the tally.
Tickets will be available for purchase on June 11 at 10:00 A.M. ET.