Foo Fighters plan epic 20th anniversary show with Joan Jett, LL Cool J and more

11.06.14 3 years ago

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Over the last few weeks, the Foo Fighters have been excavating America's storied musical past on their HBO series “Sonic Highways,” which documents the making of their new album of the same name.

Now, they're bringing some of their biggest influences together to celebrate the band's 20th anniversary, as well as Independence Day in — where else? — Washington D.C.

Dave Grohl and co's “Sonic Highways” will all converge on the capital city for a Fourth of July bash featuring big names from disparate musical genres, as well as a few extra-musical amusements. 

The show will take place at Washington D.C.'s massive RFK Stadium and feature performances by Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy, Seattle classic rockers Heart, NYC rapper LL Cool J (backed by Phoenix native Z-Trip), proto-riot grrl Joan Jett, Austin guitar maestro Gary Clark, Jr., D.C.'s go-go kingpins Trouble Funk, New Orleans icon Trombone Shorty. Oh, and the Foo Fighters themselves. 

In addition to the music, the event will feature a BBQ, a motorcycle rally, and 4th of July fireworks.

Fans should also expect/demand historic collaborations like, say, Joan Jett joining Heart for “Barracuda” with Dave Grohl on drums. 

Here's the wonderfully old-fashioned gig poster, coming soon to a dorm room or rumpus room near you:

Foo Fighters

The Foos' only other announced U.S. date is their August 29 show at Wrigley Field, featuring a Chicago-centric lineup including local legends Cheap Trick, alt-rock mainstays Urge Overkill and unsung punk heroes Naked Raygun.

Tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10 a.m. ET.

“Sonic Highways” (the album) will be released November 10.

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