Foo Fighters announce surprise Halloween show at Ryman Auditorium

The show is in support of the Nashville episode of Sonic Highways

Foo Fighters have announced a surprise show at the Ryman Auditorium on Friday night, Halloween, to celebrate the Nashville episode of their HBO docu-series, Sonic Highways, which documents the writing and recording of the band’s November 10th album of the same name.

The band will host a screening of the episode at 10 pm and then take the stage at 11 pm and perform a late night concert at the legendary venue. For the past two weeks, the band has hosted a screening and post show concert in Chicago and Washington DC on the night that city’s episode airs. Each of the previous concerts have lasted three hours.

Tickets are $26.61 (includes fees and taxes) and go on sale at 10 am CT Wednesday, October 29th with paperless ticketing through Ticketmaster. There is a two ticket limit per household.

In celebration of Halloween, fans in attendance are encouraged to wear their favorite Halloween costume, but no masks, face paint or any type of item covering one’s face is permitted into the building.

Fans can also win a limited edition Hatch Show print (seen above) at the Ryman’s website. Fans can also expect special guests to appear during the late night gig.

The Nashville episode will include interviews with Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Willie Nelson and The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. A preview can be viewed below.

This is the second time the band has publicly been in Nashville this year. In May, we reported that Grohl performed a secret acoustic show at the legendary Bluebird Cafe which will be featured in this week’s episode. During the week they were in town, they recorded at friend Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Studios on Music Row.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.