Following The Brothers 50th-anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden on March 10th, 2020 (and some Big East tournament play on the 12th), the World’s Most Famous Arena, sat vacant for nearly a year.
In February 2021, the arena was permitted to reopen to extremely limited capacity audiences of only 10% of the 20,789 person capacity. Slowly but surely, restrictions began to lift, with the New York Knicks hosting 15,000 fans in an NBA playoff game against the Atlanta Hawks on May 23rd.
Now, in light of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo‘s recent announcement that all venues can reopen to 100% capacity for vaccinated guests, music will once again return to MSG. On June 20th, Foo Fighters will perform the first full-capacity concert at Madison Square Garden since March 2020, which will also serve as the largest concert in New York since the start of the pandemic. The Dave Grohl-led rock outfit’s show will mark the first concert at MSG in 460 days.
“We’ve been waiting for this day for over a year,” Grohl said. “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.”
This announcement comes following Foo Fighters’ revelation of rescheduled tour dates from what was intended to be the band’s 25th-anniversary tour. The newly scheduled dates were set to kick off on July 28th in Cincinnati, OH, but will now be pre-dated by the MSG appearance.
“The Garden is ready to rock,” James Dolan, Executive Chairman and CEO of MSG Entertainment, said. “We’ve been waiting for this moment for 15 months and are excited to finally welcome a packed house of roaring, fully-vaccinated Foo Fighters fans to Madison Square Garden.”
All ticket holders over the age of 16 will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to attend the show. A pre-sale for tickets to Foo Fighters at Madison Square Garden on June 20th begins today, June 8th at 11 a.m. ET, with fans receiving an email with a pre-sale access code.
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