ATLANTA – After months of waiting, Georgia State Stadium will host its first concert for Saturday, when the Foo Fighters return to Atlanta as a part of the Concrete and Gold North American Tour.
Gates for the show will open at 5 p.m. and the concert will begin with The Struts at 7 p.m.
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 kicked off in Austin, Texas, on April 18, before coming to Atlanta 10. It will run through the band’s July 29 return to Chicago’s Wrigley Field. Included on the 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.
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