For the first time in more than 15 months, Madison Square Garden is set to host a rock ‘n’ roll concert without social distancing, masks or capacity caps.
Foo Fighters will perform on June 20th — but only to fans who have been fully vaccinated. It will be the first full-capacity concert in a New York area since March 2020.
“We’ve been waiting for this day for over a year,” band frontman Dave Grohl said in a statement Tuesday. “
Dolan, executive chairman and chief executive officer of Madison Square Garden Entertainment, said in a statement, “Viewers must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with their ticket to enter the venue. tickets will go on sale On Fridays at 10 a.m. at prices from $50 to $119.
Full-capacity concerts represent the latest sign of a return to cultural life in Manhattan. On Monday, Bruce Springsteen announced that “Springsteen on Broadway”, the autobiographical show from the rock legend, would return for a limited time. starts the show June 26 at the St. James Theater.
Although most Broadway theaters and producers are still holding off on opening until after Labor Day, declining coronavirus cases in the United States and rising vaccination rates have encouraged many producers and artists to expedite their plans.
Fans have been able to attend NBA playoff games at the Garden where the New York Knicks play, which has separate sections for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated fans. (The Knicks were terminated last week, paving the way for the concerts.)
The June show is part of a Foo Fighters tour that was meant to celebrate the band’s 25th anniversary, but was postponed by a year due to the pandemic. The group last performed at the Garden in July 2018, when it sold two nights on its Concrete and Gold tour. During 2020, the band released his 10th studio album, “Medicine at Midnight,” and Grohl wrote a playful drum fight With the then 10-year-old prodigy Nandi Bushel who delighted fans on social media.
There will be Foo Fighters too Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in October – an honor he earned in his first year of eligibility.
Other concerts booked for Madison Square Garden include the Eagles in August, as well as Mexican group Banda Ms and country duo Dan + Shay in September. Harry Styles will perform for five nights in October, and Billy Joel will resume his monthly residency in November. Concerts with Marc Anthony will return in September at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.