The highly anticipated new HBO series Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways debuts on Friday, October 17 at 10pm. In celebration of the premiere, HBO will collaborate with Facebook to present Foo Fighters Sonic Highways: Live from The Cubby Bear, a live stream of the Foo Fighters premiere party concert, which will be made available to fans in the U.S. on the HBO Facebook page. Of course here in Chicago you have the opportunity to be AT the show rather watch online – tickets are just $20 and go on sale Wednesday, October 15 at 10am (likely selling out instantly). Click HERE to buy tickets. A two-ticket limit per customer will be strictly enforced and attendees must be 21+. All tickets will be held at will-call and are non-transferable. Ticket holders and their guests must check in at the same time, present government-issued photo ID and immediately enter the venue. Doors open at 8:30pm.
Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear will take the stage at The Cubby Bear at 11pm on Friday immediately following a screening of the premiere episode. The show will feature the first ever in-concert performance of the new single “Something from Nothing” from the band’s forthcoming album, also titled Sonic Highways (out November 10).
Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways is an unprecedented eight-part documentary series that digs deep into the heart and soul of America’s musical identity. Directed by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, each one-hour episode is devoted to a different American musical landmark, chronicling the history, cultural environment and people that define each city’s unique musical identity.
The premiere episode takes place in Chicago and prominently features The Cubby Bear, a small club with huge personal significance to Grohl, who saw his first punk rock show at the venue – an event that set him on his life’s path.
For fans who won’t have the opportunity to attend or catch the live stream of the concert, an archived version of the event will be made available on certain HBO platforms at a later date.