Foo Fighters reschedule grand opening shows at Fillmore New Orleans, cancel parade

The Foo Fighters cancel their sold-out performances set to launch the grand opening of the Filmore at Harrah’s Casino on Feb. 15 and Feb. 16.

A band member’s injury forces the rock stars to reschedule the shows for May 15 and May 16, the Foo Fighters announced via their Facebook page.

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“The band apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the rescheduling. They regret that they will no long be able to christen the Fillmore New Orleans, but promise to bring it in May,” the post said.

An update on the upcoming New Orleans, LA shows. Please read below.

Posted by Foo Fighters on Monday, February 4, 2019

Fans who purchased tickets for the original dates will still be able to see the band during the rescheduled performance in May.

The band also says refunds will be made for those unable to attend the rescheduled dates. All refund requests must be received by Monday, Feb. 18. No additional refund refund requests will be processed after this date.

The iconic rock superstars were set to headline the two-night grand opening celebration of New Orleans’ newest live music venue, The Fillmore. Special guests Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Preservation Hall Jazz Band were set to open for the band on Feb. 15 and  Feb. 16, respectively.

Representatives for the Fillmore announced that the new music club’s first show will now be Coheed and Cambria on Feb. 18, followed by a two-night stand with Duran Duran on Feb. 19 and Feb. 20.

The Fillmore is a state-of-the-art 2,200 capacity live entertainment venue that developers hope will set a new standard for Southeastern United States music clubs.

The band was also scheduled to lead a first-of-its-kind Krewe du Foo Mardi Gras parade on Feb. 14, which organizers confirm will also be cancelled.