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Foo Fighters take stage at the Arena at Gwinnett Center

IF YOU GO

• What: Foo Fighters concert

• When: 7 p.m. Monday

• Where: The Arena at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth

• Cost: $34.50 to $54.50

• For more information: www.gwinnettcente...>

DULUTH -- Most folks would think it's strange to go to a concert on a Monday night, but when it comes to the Foo Fighters, it seems like the perfect excuse to stay up late. The alternative group performs at the Arena at Gwinnett Center with Social Distortion and The Joy Formidable.

The Foo Fighters have a long discography beginning in 1995 with songs like "Everlong," "My Hero" and "Learn to Fly." While in Duluth, the band is rocking out to its latest tunes from the 2011 album "Wasting Light."

The new album was recorded on an analog tape in lead singer Dave Grohl's garage in California's San Fernando Valley. They wanted to bring the music back to the basics without the help of computers or expensive software.

On the November leg of the tour, the Foo Fighters invited the punk rockers Social Distortion and British sensation The Joy Formidable to join the celebration.

Originally from California, Social Distortion is known for hits like "Ball and Chain," "Story of My Life" and a cover of Johnny Cash's classic "Ring of Fire."

Founded in 2007, The Joy Formidable is the youngest band on the tour. They became popular with the song "Whirring" and recently performed at Music Midtown this past September.

Doors open at 6 p.m.