Foo Fighters Announce Inaugural D.C. Jam Featuring Chris Stapleton, Pharrell, More

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Foo Fighters announced the inaugural D.C. Jam on Tuesday.

Foo Fighters announced plans for the inaugural D.C. Jam on Tuesday.

The enduring alt-rock band will descend on FedExField in Landover, Md., just outside of the nation’s capital, on July 4, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of its self-titled debut album.

The Foos will be joined by a brimming lineup that also includes Chris Stapleton, Pharrell, The Go-Go’s, Band of Horses, Durand Jones & The Indications, The Regrettes, Beach Bunny and Radkey.

On top of music, D.C. Jam will offer attendees a BBQ competition, tailgate party, rides, games and more.

The event’s name is a nod to Cal Jam, the festival Foo Fighters hosted in San Bernardino, Calif., in 2017 and 2018. The first iteration of Cal Jam grossed. $2.26 million.

In 2015, Foo Fighters hosted a similar rock and roll Fourth of July bonanza at Washington, D.C.’s RFK Stadium. That concert’s bill included Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr., Heart, Joan Jett, LL Cool J, Trouble Funk and Trombone Shorty, and was a box office smash, selling 47,199 tickets and grossing $3.54 million.

D.C. Jam will follow Foo Fighters’ “The Van 2020 Tour.” Announced last month, the string of April and May dates will take the band back to towns it visited on its first tour a quarter-century ago, with arena stops in Phoenix, Detroit, Cleveland and more.

The band is also booking to headline Something In The Water, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Boston Calling, and will play several European festivals in June.

Foo Fighters remain a strong box office draw. The band appeared on Pollstar‘s Year End Top 100 Worldwide Tours in three of the last five years, including a $127 million gross in 2015 that ranked fifth worldwide.

Foo Fighters’ highest headlining box office report, according to Pollstar data, is a two-night June stand at London Stadium, where it sold 149,327 tickets and grossed $13.05 million.

Tickets for D.C. Jam go on sale on March 6 at 10 a.m. ET, following Foo Fighters, Chris Stapleton, Citi, Live Nation, Redskins and FedExField presales.