The Foo Fighters will open The Fillmore New Orleans in February. (Photo by Phil Clarkin, courtesy Live Nation)
By Todd A. Price
NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
The new Fillmore music venue at Harrah's Casino will celebrate its grand opening Feb. 15 and 16 with two shows by the Foo Fighters.
The Foo Fighters normally play arenas. In New Orleans, they'll be performing for a more intimate crowd. The mid-sized Fillmore holds 2,200, about the same capacity as the Saenger Theater and the Mahalia Jackson Theater.
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue will open for the Foo Fighters on Feb. 15, while the Preservation Hall Jazz Band will open Feb. 16.
The Fillmore is a tribute to the legendary San Francisco club of the same name. Live Nation handles the booking for the Fillmore.
Fillmore New Orleans music club opening at Harrah's in 2019
The new club will compete with the Saenger and Mahalia Jackson theaters.
More upcoming shows at the Fillmore will be announced Oct. 15.
Tickets to the Foo Fighters concert go on sale Friday (Oct. 12) at 10 a.m. to the general public. Pre-sale tickets will be available Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the password "VOCALS".
For tickets and more information, visit www.fillmorenola.com.