After an absence of 460 days, rock and roll in the form of the Foo Fighters returned in full force to Madison Square Garden with the first 100 percent capacity concert in a New York arena since March 2020.
Foo Fighters first headlined a sold-out Garden in February 2008 on their “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace” tour, returning to rock the venue for another sell-out show in November 2011 on the “Wasting Light” tour. Most recently, the band sold-out two nights at The World’s Most Famous Arena in July 2018, on their “Concrete and Gold” tour.
MSG required fans to be fully vaccinated to attend. This being New York City, a small group of anti-vaxxers were on hand to protest the proceedings. To further illustrate the weirdness of the night, comedian Dave Chappelle joined the Foo Fighters to collaborate on a cover of Radiohead’s “Creep”:
Dave Chappelle is currently singing Radiohead’s Creep at the Foo Fighters show at Madison Square Garden and while the pandemic might not be completely over, it certainly got a lot more weird.— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) June 21, 2021
To come on June 22-24: Trey Anastasio’s two sold-out full-capacity solo shows at the Beacon Theatre. This comes after crowds exceeding 15,000 fans were on hand for New York Knicks (NBA) playoff games.
Photos courtesy MSG Photos.