Legendary rock band Foo Fighters will perform at this year’s "DIRECTV Super Saturday Night" on Feb. 2 in Atlanta, the evening before the Super Bowl.
DIRECTV has celebrated the weekend of the Super Bowl for 13 years with one-of-a-kind fan experiences and performances. This year, an intimate custom-built, 3-tiered, 72,000 square-foot venue will be constructed at Atlantic Station.
In the 23 years since the 1995 release of their self-titled debut, Foo Fighters have won 12 Grammy Awards, sold 25 million records and continue to pack arenas and stadiums the world over.
The band’s 9th and most recent album, “Concrete and Gold,” was released in September 2017, debuting at No. 1 in more than a dozen countries, including the U.S., the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, Norway, Austria, Greece, Japan and the Netherlands. The album’s arrival was heralded by the surprise release of the Billboard Mainstream Rock No. 1 smash summer anthem of 2017, “Run,” which took “Best Rock Song” honors at this year’s Grammy Awards.
The venue concept was envisioned by long-time producer Jack Murphy, a veteran of delivering of world-class venues, and brings together an incredible creative and high-end nightlife experience.
“Undoubtedly iconic, Foo Fighters are known to collaborate with a wide range of performers that attract music lovers across the board,” said Valerie Vargas, senior vice president – Advertising and Creative Services, AT&T. “It’s been an honor to continue to build on the DIRECTV Super Saturday Night legacy, and we look forward to bringing fans even closer to the music and entertainment through this marquee event the night before the Big Game.”
The venue, built from the ground up at Atlantic Station, and the event, will employ more than 200 seasonal labor, staffing, servers and security. Murphy and AT&T teamed up with several local vendors, hotels and restaurants from the local Atlanta community to create an unforgettable experience.
Tickets will go on sale to the public on Nov. 30 at 9 a.m. through Ticketmaster.com.
All general admission tickets will be standing-room only, floor level, for the most up-close-and-personal vantage point.