Last week, Foo Fighters announced that they will reopen Madison Square Garden for live music on June 20, in what will be the first full-capacity concert in New York City since early March of 2020. The roughly 20,000 attendee concert is open only to those who can show proof of Covid-19 vaccination (or a recent negative test result for those 16 years old or younger), resulting in some blowback from those likening the policy to racial segregation.
Foo Fighters have now added a California counterpart to that show, but in a much more intimate setting, the 610-capacity Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA (35 miles outside of downtown Los Angeles), set to take place this Tuesday, June 15. Tickets become available today, Sunday, June 13, at 10am local time, and also are subject to the vaccination restriction. Tickets are priced at $26, a nod to the band’s 26th anniversary.
Foo Fighters have a previously-announced additional slate of summer headline dates planned, as follows:
July 28 – The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
July 30 – American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Milwaukee, WI
August 3 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St. Louis, MO
August 5 – Azura Amphitheater – Bonner Springs, KS
August 7 – The Zoo Amphitheater – Oklahoma City, OK
August 9 – Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM
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 the return of live music, 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.”