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If you’re like most of D.C., you missed out on seeing Springfield, Va.’s golden boy Dave Grohl and his Foo Fighters at the Black Cat last month. It was the smallest venue the band had played since its last show at the Cat 11 years ago, and it made the city go absolutely nutso.
Riding high on the first few episodes of its road-tripping HBO miniseries, Sonic Highways, and ready to drop their album by the same name this Monday, the Foo Fighters are back to the arena circuit. And to celebrate their 20th anniversary (god, I’m old), they’re hosting an all-day bash at RFK Stadium next Independence Day, with T-shirts to match.
The rest of the lineup, which was announced this morning with a poster in the go-go tradition, is far radder than the average stadium-show fare, taking cues from Sonic Highways‘ study of classic American music. Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr., Heart, Joan Jett, LL Cool J, and Trombone Shorty will join D.C.’s own Trouble Funk and the Foos at RFK.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Nov. 8, so set your alarm clock early—-unless you’re one of the 350-or-so folks who showed up in front of the Black Cat the minute the band’s last D.C. show was announced, in which case, leave some for the rest of us.
Photo by Erica Bruce