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Foo Fighters to Reopen Madison Square Garden at 100% Capacity for Vaccinated-Only Audience


Foo Fighters have announced that they will reopen Madison Square Garden for live music less than two weeks from now, on June 20, in what will be the first full-capacity concert in New York City since early March of 2020.

Foos mainmand Dave Grohl enthuses:

“We’ve been waiting for this day for over a year,” said Dave Grohl. “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.”

According to the venue’s website, this concert — and all upcoming events at MSG — will require proof of vaccination (14 days after the final dose) to enter. Children under 16 years of age may provide proof of a negative antigen Covid-19 test (rapid test) or negative PCR test to enter. Guests will need to provide proof of vaccination (or negative test result for children) upon entering the venue, either by presenting a physical copy or using the New York State Excelsior Pass phone app. No face coverings will be required once inside the venue.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on June 11 at 10am local time. Citi card members can buy tickets right now.

Grohl penned a passionate op-ed for The Atlantic in May of 2020 titled “The Day the Live Concert Returns,” in which he openly and enthusiasticly pined for this very moment, writing at the time:

“In today’s world of fear and unease and social distancing, it’s hard to imagine sharing experiences like these ever again. I don’t know when it will be safe to return to singing arm in arm at the top of our lungs, hearts racing, bodies moving, souls bursting with life. But I do know that we will do it again, because we have to. It’s not a choice. We’re human. We need moments that reassure us that we are not alone. That we are understood. That we are imperfect. And, most important, that we need each other. I have shared my music, my words, my life with the people who come to our shows. And they have shared their voices with me. Without that audience—that screaming, sweating audience—my songs would only be sound. But together, we are instruments in a sonic cathedral, one that we build together night after night. And one that we will surely build again.”

The energy in that room is going to be unreal!

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