Foo Fighters Headlining Fillmore New Orleans Grand Opening

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Mardi Gras kicks off early with the Foo Fighters playing the grand opening event at the brand new 2,200-capacity New Orleans Fillmore Feb. 15-16. 
“We couldn’t be more excited to have Foo Fighters come to town to highlight our opening nights,” said Ben Weeden, COO Live Nation Club & Theaters. “With Trombone Shorty and the Preservation Hall guys opening up, we feel so honored to be able to combine NOLA’s rich musical heritage with one of the world’s most popular artists – it’s the perfect way to get things started.”
Opening the performances will be very special guests Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue on Feb. 15th, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band on Feb. 16th. 
General ticket onsale is Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. CST.   

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Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters performs at Cal Jam 2017 on October 7, 2017 at Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernardino.
“The Live Nation team promised that The Fillmore New Orleans was going to host some of the top talent in entertainment,” said Dan Real, Caesars Entertainment regional president-south and Harrah’s New Orleans general manager.  “With the announcement of Foo Fighters as the grand opening act, it is obvious that this theater is going to impress, and we are thrilled to welcome fans to The Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans in February.” 
Additional acts for the Fillmore NOLA will be announced Oct. 15, according to the announcement.
 The newest Fillmore will reflect NOLA history, with design details including local architecture hallmarks such as wrought iron gate segments and clapboard sidings used throughout the venue alongside local influences such as gas street lanterns and hints of Mardi Gras. It will also include two lounges and bar areas. 
Foo Fighters just wrapped up the Cal Jam 2018 at Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernardino, Calif., with Greta Van Fleet, Iggy Pop, Tenacious D and many others over the weekend.  The band has been on a tear and this summer reported monster grosses at stadiums including Wrigley Field in Chicago July 29-30 (76,699 tickets, $6.5 million grossed), London Stadium in London UK June 22-23 (149,327 tickets, $13.04 million grossed) and two nights at Madison Square Garden Arena in New York City, with 31,343 tickets sold and $2.74 million grossed July 16-17.