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Foo Fighters’ New Project Isn’t What You’d Expect

After the death of drummer and rock icon Taylor Hawkins, a return to their origins sounds like the best idea for Foo Fighters.

The band has in fact started a new project, but not the one we would expect from a rock band. It could’ve been a single or an album, but Foo Fighters decided to do more. The Seattle alternative rock band decided not only to buy a property, but also to turn it into something epic.

The Foo Fighters just bought a property, and their intention is to turn it into a tribute to an old demised club in DC, The 9:30.

A return to the origins: The 9:30 Club

The 9:30 Club is the place where the band used to play in their early days, making the location a personal and symbolic choice.

The choice is also a great tribute to the original club’s 44 year. In fact, tickets will cost only $44 for all the 44 gigs that will take place until September.

Rescuing things and iconic pieces from the original venue, The Foo Fighters will not only create a new venue, but also keep the memory of the iconic, old one.

The Atlantis

Foo Fighters Waiting on a war cover

This is not the first time Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters decided to save a rock & roll relics. The musician already magically saved a Neve console from Sound City Studios in LA and made a documentary about it.

Connecting new generations to the past through venues and their history, Dave Grohl really is doing the best for rock and its fans. The connection between musicians from different generations will be strengthened by the encounter between those who created rock and roll and its sub genres, and those who are keeping it alive.

Mixing classic acts who played at The 9:30 with new ones who will play at The Atlantis will create the connection between generations. This connection is exactly what the genre needed to go on. Furthermore, the venue offers more than an opportunity for new acts. This makes an occasion for long-term rock lovers to discover and see with their eyes how the genre is growing.

Moreover, Washington DC’s music history – from classical to jazz, from rock to punk, rap to dance hall, will be carried on.

The Atlantis will open on F Street, Northwest on May 30, on Memorial Day weekend. The band will headline the opening night of The Atlantis.

Don’t lose this incredible occasion to see one of the most famous alternative rock bands live! Make sure to get your ticket for the event here.

Here’s a list of the other shows planned:

May 30: Foo Fighters

May 31: The Walkmen

June 2: Hot Chip

June 3: Rainbow Kitten Surprise

June 4: Modern English

June 5: Franz Ferdinand

June 6: Pixies

June 9: Tank and the Bangas

June 10: Yo La Tengo

June 16: Marc Roberge of O.A.R.

June 17: Hannibal Buress + Eshu Tune

June 19: Sylvan Esso

June 20: Darius Rucker

June 24: Rodrigo y Gabriela

June 25: X

June 28: Jeff Tweedy

July 2: Barenaked Ladies

July 6: Tegan and Sara

July 7: The Head and the Heart

July 15: The Magnetic Fields

July 20: Clutch

July 21: Jenny Lewis

July 23: The Struts

July 27: Third Eye Blind

July 28: Portugal. The Man

July 29: Living Colour

July 30: Iron & Wine

Aug. 5: Gogol Bordello

Aug. 6: Bush

Aug. 8: Shakey Graves

Aug. 10: Drive-By Truckers

Aug. 14: George Clinton

Aug. 17: Thievery Corporation

Aug. 27: Joan Jett

Aug. 28: Gary Clark Jr.

Sept. 2: Ben Gibbard

Sept. 6: Luna

Sept. 9: Bartees Strange

Sept. 13: Spoon

Sept. 15: Tove Lo

Sept. 17: Billy Idol

Sept. 21: Bastille

Sept. 22: Matt and Kim

Sept. 29: Maggie Rogers

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