Today, the new Fillmore New Orleans has announced that Foo Fighters will christen their stage for their grand opening celebration, set to take place on Friday, February 15th, and Saturday, February 16th, 2019. The two shows will feature support from a pair of fan-favorite New Orleans acts. On February 15th, Dave Grohl and company will be joined by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, while the Preservation Hall Jazz Band will serve as support on February 16th.
A pre-sale period begins tomorrow, Tuesday, October 9th, at 10 a.m. Central Time. General public on-sale for the newly announced shows begins on Friday, October 12th, at 10 a.m. Central Time. For more information on the new Fillmore New Orleans or to purchase your tickets to the Foo Fighters’ grand opening run once they go on sale, head to the venue website.
Early this past summer, Live Nation announced plans to open a new branch of The Fillmore at Harrah’s Casino New Orleans, LA. The news of the new 2,000-capacity venue’s opening was initially announced during a ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of the iconic Fillmore West in San Francisco.
“New Orleans is a city with a proud musical heritage, and we could not be more excited that The Fillmore will join the host of great live music that this city has to offer,” said Ron Bension, president of Live Nation’s Club & Theatre group. “The venue’s industry-leading amenities and intimate 2,000-person capacity fill a gap in the market and will attract performers that often bypass the city, which will ultimately give audiences an even wider array of concert experiences to enjoy.”
“It was important to Harrah’s New Orleans that we find the right partner to help us transform our second-floor space into a destination,” said Dan Real, Caesars Entertainment regional president-south and Harrah’s New Orleans general manager. “In a city where live music abounds from street corners to the stage, The Fillmore is a perfect addition to Harrah’s New Orleans and will create memorable experiences for both locals and guests.”
The New Orleans venue will be the newest addition to Live Nation’s Fillmore brand, which already includes rooms in Charlotte, NC; Miami, FL; Silver Spring, MD; Detroit, MI; and Philadelphia, PA. Considering its location, The Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans will showcase local architectural styles, such as wrought iron gates and gas street lanterns.
The Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans will also include a Lobby Bar, BG’s Lounge, and a VIP room named after original Fillmore impresario, Bill Graham. In addition to the concert area, the venue will feature an array of private event spaces for corporate gatherings, weddings, private dinners, and more.
The Fillmore New Orleans Intro Video
[Video: The Fillmore New Orleans]