Foo Fighters will headline the opening night of a new Washington D.C. venue called the Atlantis on May 30. The club is described as “an intimate 450-capacity room opened by independent promoter I.M.P., which also owns and operates area venues the 9:30 Club and the Anthem and operates the Lincoln Theatre and Merriweather Post Pavilion.”
The venue will open with an impressive lineup including Maggie Rogers, Parliament Funkadelic, Yo La Tengo, Darius Rucker, Joan Jett, Tove Lo, Jeff Tweedy, Tank and the Bangas, Portugal. The Man, and Billy Idol, among others. The new club was accidentally announced by Grohl in September of 2021, when Foo Fighters played the re-opening night of the long-running 9:30 Club after being shutdown during the pandemic. Growl had said I.M.P. was going to open a new, smaller venue fashioned as a near replica of the original 9:30 Club, where he got his start. The Atlantis opens on May 30th, 2023 – the anniversary of the 9:30 Club’s opening in 1980.
Tickets for the inaugural run of shows will be $44 each, non-transferrable, and will be sold via a lottery-style process. The Atlantis is utilizing Ticketmaster Request for the inaugural run of shows, which is open now at TheAtlantis.com. Fans will learn next week if their ticket requests have been fulfilled. If a ticketholder is unable to make the show, a fan-to-fan face-value ticket exchange option will be available.
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