Foo Fighters, Chili Peppers To Headline Boston Calling
– Boston Calling 2017
Rock mainstays Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline Boston Calling Music Festival Memorial Day Weekend May 22-24, with more than 60 performers to be announced in January and three-day passes going on sale tomorrow.
“We have worked for years to bring the Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers to the festival, and this year everything lined up perfectly,” Boston Calling Events coo-founder and CEP Brian Appel said in a statement. “We couldn’t be happier, and will complement them with an incredibly diverse lineup of artists throughout the festival weekend.”
The annual three-day festival will take place at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, Mass., with limited three-day passes along with VIP and platinum passes going on sale tomorrow, Thursday Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. EST.
With the Boston Calling announcement, the Foo Fighters appear to continue their 2019 festival tear that saw Dave Grohl and Co. play everything from Sonic Temple in Columbus, Ohio, in May to Sziget Festival in Hungary in August. The Foos are also atop the lineup of the new Intersect festival in Las Vegas in December. That follows the band’s major “Concrete And Gold” tour that grossed $87.3 million in 2018 according to Pollstar Boxoffice.
Red hot Chili Peppers have been active in recent years as well, with Rock In Rio in Brazil in October, Ohana Fest in California in September, and a few Australia dates in March. The band is working on a new album with plans to release a documentary.
Boston Calling is produced by Boston Calling Events LLC (BCE), which is owned by Crash Line Productions and The Madison Square Garden Company.
Boston Calling began in 2013 and from 2013 to 2015 the event took place in both the spring and fall. To accommodate its growth, Boston Calling in 2017 moved from City Hall Plaza to the Harvard Athletic Complex. Last year’s headliners included Travis Scott, Twenty One Pilots and Tame Impala, with 2018 featuring Eminem, The Killers and Jack White.