ATLANTA – After opening to rave reviews in August, Georgia State Stadium has scheduled its first concert for April 28, 2018, when the Foo Fighters return to Atlanta as a part of the Concrete and Gold North American Tour as announced by Rival Entertainment Monday morning.
Tickets for the show will be on sale to the general public beginning Friday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. ET. Capital One cardholders will have access to an exclusive cardholder pre-sale for the Foo Fighters Concrete and Gold Tour. The Capital One cardholder pre-sale starts Thurs., Oct. 26, at 10 a.m. ET and ends Sat., Oct. 28, at 10 a.m. ET., or until pre-sale tickets run out. Gates for the show will open at 5 p.m. and the concert will begin with special guests at 7 p.m.
“We are excited to host the Foo Fighters at Georgia State Stadium,” Director of Athletics Charlie Cobb said. “We know this will be a great concert to showcase our facility. This is the first of many future concerts at the stadium.”
The inaugural concert is booked by Lucy Freas and will be produced by Josh Antenucci, partners of Atlanta promoter Rival Entertainment. Well versed in producing notable live events in public and unique spaces. Rival's work includes the three-day Outkast reunion concerts and Foo Fighter's 2015 sold out concert, both at Centennial Olympic Park. as well as the annual Candler Park Music & Food Festival.
The Concrete and Gold North American Tour will kick off in Austin, Texas, on April 18, before coming to Atlanta 10 days later. It will run through the band’s July 29 return to Chicago’s Wrigley Field. Included on the newly announced itinerary are a July 16-17 two-night stand at New York’s Madison Square Garden, a July 21-22 encore doubleheader at Boston’s Fenway Park, and much more. Foo Fighters kicked off the first U.S. leg of the Concrete and Gold Tour October 12 with an intimate show by FF standards—the grand opening of The Anthem in Washington DC—a performance that USA Today noted: "transformed the venue into a raucous rock cathedral.” In the days since, Foo Fighters have continued to storm through sold-out arenas in Richmond, Va., Greensboro, N.C., Cincinnati and more.
Formerly Turner Field, Georgia State University took ownership of Georgia State Stadium in January 2017. Originally built for the 1996 Centennial Olympics, the stadium which was used for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies was converted to Turner Field and was the home of the Atlanta Braves for more than 20 years. After taking ownership, Georgia State converted the facility into a football stadium. The Panthers played their first game at the stadium on Aug. 31.
FOO FIGHTERS CONCRETE AND GOLD North American Tour 2018
4/18 – Austin, TX — Austin360 Amphitheater
4/19 – The Woodlands, TX (Houston) – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
4/21 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
4/22 – Bossier City, LA – CenturyLink Center
4/25 – Tampa, FL — MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
4/26 – West Palm Beach, FL– Coral Sky Amphitheatre
4/28 – Atlanta, GA — Georgia State Stadium
4/29 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome to Rockville
5/1 — Lexington, KY —Rupp Arena
5/3 — Memphis, TN — Fed Ex Forum
7/7 — Philadelphia, PA — BB&T Pavilion
7/12 — Toronto, ON — Rogers Centre
7/14 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
7/16 & 17 – New York, NY — Madison Square Garden
7/19 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
7/21 & 22 — Boston, MA – Fenway Park
7/25 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH (Cleveland) – Blossom Music Center
7/26 – Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
7/29 — Chicago, IL — Wrigley Field