Foo Fighters are set to play a sold out show at Seattle’s Showbox Presents, Friday, November 28th in honor of the Seattle episode of their HBO docu-series Sonic Highways airing at 11 pm ET/PT the same night.
During Friday’s episode, Foo Fighters set up to record with Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard at Robert Lang Studio – the last place Nirvana recorded and where the first Foo Fighters album was made – so frontman and director Dave Grohl chats with owner Robert Lang, as well as Duff McKagen (Guns N’ Roses), Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) and Nancy Wilson (Heart) about Seattle’s northwest sound.
Grohl delves deep into Seattle’s rich musical heritage, far beyond the “grunge” heyday of the early ‘90s to acts as diverse as Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix, The Sonics and Macklemore. Grohl also interviews Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman, co-founders of the famed Sub Pop Records, which started as a fanzine and eventually became the label that signed Nirvana, among other acts that inspired a worldwide phenomenon.
Tickets to the show sold out quickly and were limited to two per household. In order to combat piracy, they were not sold online, but only at three locations in the Seattle area and required a credit card only. That same credit card and photo ID is each party’s admission into the show.
As with each of the six previous cities that have been featured on Sonic Highways, a screening of the episode will be shown before the band takes the stage. Many of the post episode concerts have lasted over two hours.
Other HBO playdates for the Seattle episode include: November 28th at 1 a.m., November 29th at 10 a.m. and 3:15 a.m., November 30th at 3 a.m, December 1st at 10:15 p.m., December 2nd at 11 p.m. and December 4th 3:30 p.m. and midnight. It will also air on HBO2 on November 29th at 8 p.m. and December 3rd 1 a.m.
Sonic Highways airs Friday nights at 11 pm on HBO
Author: Buddy Iahn
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