In June, the Foo Fighters will have a comeback live music concert to Madison Square Garden with a show.
Attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the last dose received 14 days before the event. Children under 16 will be allowed to present a negative COVID-19 test instead of being fully vaccinated.
The “Everlong” band will play the first concert at the venue in more than 460 days after it shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The concert is only for vaccinated audiences, and will be at 100% capacity, the venue shared. “Guests will have to provide proof of full vaccination along with an appropriate ID matching the name on your documentation,” a statement on their site said. Guests under the age of 16 will have to prove a negative antigen test or full vaccination and must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult.
“The Garden is ready to rock,” James Dolan, executive chairman and CEO of MSG Entertainment, said in a statement. “We’ve been waiting for this moment for 15 months and are excited to finally welcome a packed house of roaring, fully-vaccinated Foo Fighters fans to Madison Square Garden.”
Tickets for the vaccinated-only event will be $50 to $119.
We’ve been waiting for this day for over a year. And @TheGarden is going to feel that HARD. New York, get ready for a long ass night of screaming our heads off together to 26 years of Foos.
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) June 8, 2021
Mayor Bill DeBlasio has also announced a mega-concert to take place in Central Park on August 21. He has enlisted famed music producer Clive Davis to try and pull it off.
Instead of banning the unvaccinated, he will have separate sections for those who have had the rushed-out jab and those who haven’t.
Additionally, at least 70 percent of tickets will go to those who have been vaccinated.
“Although no lineup has been set yet, de Blasio said he wants a three-hour show for 60,000 fans and eight ‘iconic’ musicians performing. There will be both vaccinated and non-vaccinated sections; at least 70 percent of the tickets will go to people who can prove that they got the shot, however. Most tickets will be free,” NBC reports.
The show marks the first 100% capacity concert in a New York arena since March 2020. Many venues and Broadway have begun to reopen, but still at limited capacity, and many with similar vaccination requirements.
Presale for the Foo Fighters show began Tuesday on the band’s website. Already, high demand limited the number of people who could wait in the queue.