Foo Fighters hit New Orleans for episode 6 of ‘Sonic Highways’

The show takes place the New Orleans House of Blues

Foo Fighters explore the rich history of jazz music in New Orleans for the sixth episode of the band’s Sonic Highways docu-series on HBO on Friday, November 21st from 11 pm- midnight ET/PT.

Melding the rhythms of the city with diverse cultural influences, New Orleans epitomized the evolution of jazz as home to Fats Domino, Louis Armstrong, Harry Connick, Jr., Little Richard, Juvenile, Aaron Neville and many others. Dave Grohl chats with Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Cyril Neville and Trombone Shorty (who first played onstage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival when he was just four years old) about New Orleans’ unique history, “jazz funerals,” Mardi Gras Indians and the effects of Hurricane Katrina.

Elsewhere, Grohl bonds with Ben Jaffe, scion of a famous jazz family and leader of the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band, before recording the latest Foo Fighters song at the historic French Quarter venue.

The episode debuts Friday, November 21st from 11 p.m.-midnight ET/PT and replays November 21st at 1 a.m., 22nd 1:30 p.m. and 12:25 a.m., 23rd at 3 a.m., 24th at 11 p.m., 25th at 11 p.m. and 27th at 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. It will also air on HBO2 on November 22nd at 8 p.m. and 26th at 1:45 a.m.

In celebration of the episode, the band will headline the New Orleans House of Blues that night. With tickets priced at $20 each, the show sold out within minutes. Doors open at 7 pm with a screening of the episode at 9 and a concert to follow at 10 pm.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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