NEW ORLEANS (CelebrityAccess) Foo Fighters are expected to debut the The Fillmore At Harrah’s New Orleans when the 2,200-capacity venue opens with a two night music and “party extravaganza” Feb. 16-16.
The performances at the 22,000-square-foot building will include local heroes Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Preservation Hall Jazz Band on Feb. 15 and 16, respectively.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have Foo Fighters come to town to highlight our opening nights,” said Ben Weeden, COO Live Nation Club & Theaters. “With Trombone Shorty and the Preservation Hall guys opening up, we feel so honored to be able to combine NOLA’s rich musical heritage with one of the world’s most popular artists – it’s the perfect way to get things started.”
“The Live Nation team promised that The Fillmore New Orleans was going to host some of the top talent in entertainment,” said Dan Real, Caesars Entertainment regional president-south and Harrah’s New Orleans general manager. “With the announcement of Foo Fighters as the grand opening act, it is obvious that this theater is going to impress, and we are thrilled to welcome fans to The Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans in February.”
The newest Fillmore is expected to have design details that reflect qualities of NOLA architecture and material such as wrought iron gate segments and clapboard sidings used throughout the venue alongside local influences such as gas street lanterns and hints of Mardi Gras.