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Foo Fighters Kick Off Grand Opening of “D.C.’s Oldest New Venue,” The Atlantis, May 30

The Atlantis will recreate 9:30’s original 450-capacity venue, with Foo Fighters performing at its grand opening on May 30.

The Atlantis logo - "Where Music Begins"
The Atlantis - The logo of the new venue honoring the history of 9:30 Club.

“Before the original 9:30 Club opened its doors on May 30, 1980, it was briefly home to another venue: The Atlantis. Now, The Atlantis is back.”

I.M.P. is honoring 9:30’s original live music space by recreating the small venue (450-capacity) with a star-studded starting lineup that is made up of artists that want to celebrate this moment in music history, many who have played the Club in its early days. It seems too good to be true!

Foo Fighters will play its inaugural show on May 30 (the anniversary of the 9:30 Club’s opening), and the city is buzzing with excitement. Fans from near and far don’t want to miss this chance to see their favorite artists in such an intimate setting.

June consists of shows such as the Rainbow Kitten Surprise, the Pixies, Marc Roberge (O.A.R.), and Darius Rucker. July will bring artists such as the Barenaked Ladies, The Head and the Heart, The Magnetic Fields, Third Eye Blind, and Portugal. The Man to the District. August highlights include Drive-By Truckers and Joan Jett, while September will bring artists like Bartees Strange, Tove Lo, Billy Idol, Bastille, and Maggie Rogers. There will be something for everyone!

A ticket lottery through Ticketmaster was implemented through April 7, where fans could submit ticket requests for up to 12 shows, limited to two tickets per show.  Tickets are an affordable $44 each, with an option for all 44 shows for $1,936. The system received 520,000 ticket requests within four days. “For fans that cannot use the tickets they have purchased, The Atlantis will offer a Fan-to-Fan Face Value Ticket Exchange beginning May 1 via Ticketmaster. There will be no additional fees charged to Exchange users for buying or selling tickets on the Exchange. Click here for additional information on the Face Value Exchange,” says their website.

“Thank you, and we can’t wait to start our 44th year with you. See you soon at The Atlantis, Where Music Begins.”

Find more information on the venue website, and stay tuned for more announced shows in the future!

Alchemical Records contributor Emma Page

Emma Page

Emma Page, a recent Journalism graduate of The George Washington University, possesses a passion for music journalism and storytelling in all its forms. Originally from Baltimore, MD, when she is not writing, she can be found at a local concert or making music of her own.

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