ATLANTA – Georgia State Stadium marked another first on Saturday night as the Foo Fighters rocked the stadium for the first-concert with perfect weather conditions and a packed crowd.
The Struts opened the show and played for just under an hour before handing it over to the Foo Fighters who opened this leg of the Concrete and Gold North American Tour just over a week ago in Austin, Texas.
The Foo Fighters played many of their hits including Learn to Fly, The Pretender, My Hero and Everlong.
The inaugural concert was booked by Georgia State alum Lucy Lawler-Freas and produced by Josh Antenucci, partners of Atlanta promoter Rival Entertainment. 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.
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 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 in the stadium on Aug. 31.
For further updates on the 2017-2018 Concrete and Gold World Tour, continue to check www.foofighters.com. Tickets can be purchased at https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/0E0053569FE32F08
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