The Foo Fighters seem determined to singlehandedly reopen the nation’s live music industry one venue at a time. Two and a half months after the band brought concerts back to Madison Square Garden, and a couple weeks after they helped reopen Los Angeles’ The Forum, they’re about to do the same thing at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. According to a social media announcement, Dave Grohl and co. will be performing a special homecoming show called “Surprise! At the Club!” on Thursday, September 9th, at the iconic D.C. venue, which has been closed for the last 18 months due to the still-ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The 9:30 Club recently announced strict new COVID-19 policies, including proof of vaccination for all eligible concert goers, no matter how many anti-vaxx protesters or Westboro Baptist trolls show up outside.
In addition to re-opening of the 9:30 Club, the band has also announced a run of shows around the West Coast in December. Separately, the rockers’ planned 2022 world tour will be supported by St. Vincent, Courtney Barnett, and Shame. Check out an updated list of Foo Fighters’ tour dates after the jump.
Last month, kid drummer Nandi Bushell joined Grohl on stage during the Foo Fighters’ show at The Forum in Los Angeles to perform “Everlong” with her long-battled YouTube rival. Meanwhile, the frontman’s old band, D.C.-based Scream, recently launched a Kickstarter to fund production of their sixth album, titled DC Special.
DC!!! ARE YOU READY???
Tickets for @930Club on sale now!!!https://t.co/H0kf7czL9D pic.twitter.com/1UedvQc2Q5
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) September 8, 2021
Foo Fighters 2021-2022 Tour Dates:
09/09 — Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
09/15 — Syracuse, NY @ St Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
09/17 — Bridgeport, CT @ Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater
10/22 — Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
11/10 — Mexico City, MX @ Foro Sol
11/12-13 — Monterrey, MX @ Tecate Pal Norte
12/02 — Las Vegas, NV @ Park Theater
12/04 — Las Vegas, NV @ Park Theater
12/07 — Sacramento, CA @ Golden Center
12/09 — Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
05/27-29 — Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
06/02 – Berlin, DE @ Flughafen Templehof
06/08 — Berlin, DE @ Flughafen Tempelhof
06/10 — Nickelsdorf, AT @ Nova Rock Festival
06/12 — Milan, IT @ I-Days
06/14 – Basel, CH @ St. Jakob-Park
06/16 — Valencia, ES @ Ciudad de las Artes y Las Ciencias
06/18 — Lisbon, PT @ Rock in Rio Lisbon
06/20 – Madrid, ES @ Wanda Metropolitano Stadium ^
06/22 — Nimes, FR @ Festival de Nimes
06/23 – Nimes, FR @ Festival de Nimes
06/25 – Manchester, UK @ Emirates Old Trafford *
06/27 – Birmingham, UK @ Villa Park %
06/30 – London, UK @ London Stadium *#
07/02 – London, UK @ London Stadium %
^ = w/ Liam Gallagher
* = w/ St. Vincent
% = w/ Courtney Barnett
# w = w/ Shame