Iconic rock superstars Foo Fighters are set to headline the two-night grand opening celebration of New Orleans’ newest live music venue, The Fillmore, in February 2019.
The dazzling, new venue will host a two-night music and party party extravaganza is set to take place on Feb. 15 and Feb. 16.
Opening the performances will be very special guests Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue on Feb. 15 and Preservation Hall Jazz Band on Feb. 16. Additional acts scheduled to perform in 2019 will be announced October 15.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have Foo Fighters come to town to highlight our opening nights,” Ben Weeden, chief operating officer of Live Nation Club & Theaters, said in a release.
“With Trombone Shorty and the Preservation Hall guys opening up, we feel so honored to be able to combine NOLA’s rich musical heritage with one of the world’s most popular artists – it’s the perfect way to get things started,” Weeden said.
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 22,000 square-foot venue will get decked out with signature Fillmore nostalgia alongside aesthetic nods to New Orleans sprinkled throughout.
Live Nation says design details within the new venue will reflect the unique qualities of local architecture and material such as wrought iron gate segments and clapboard sidings used throughout the venue alongside local influences such as gas street lanterns and hints of Mardi Gras.
The environment encourages guests to make a night of it – come early; stay late; and enjoy a meal or light snack with inventive cocktails and craft beers available throughout the music hall and inside two luxurious lounges and bars.
“The Live Nation team promised that The Fillmore New Orleans was going to host some of the top talent in entertainment,” Dan Real, Caesars Entertainment regional president-south and Harrah’s New Orleans general manager, said. “With the announcement of Foo Fighters as the grand opening act, it is obvious that this theater is going to impress, and we are thrilled to welcome fans to The Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans in February.”
Tickets go on-sale to the general public Friday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. General admission tickets will be available on a show by show basis, and live music fans looking to elevate their experiences at the venue are able to contact the club’s Premium Seating program.
More information available at the website, Fillmorenola.com.
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