Northern Virginia–raised Dave Grohl and his Foo Fighters will headline the opening of The Atlantis — a replica of DC’s original 1980s-era 9:30 Club — on May 30.
It’s a fitting inaugural show for the new-old place.
Grohl, who bounced from high school to high school in NoVA while he was growing up and spent his teenage years rocking out at the venue, announced the replica project during a surprise concert at the 9:30 Club in 2021, as WTOP’s Neal Augenstein first reported.
The new Atlantis is right next to the current 9:30 Club everyone knows and loves (and smells) at 815 V St. NW. The $10 million venue will have 450 seats.
Lots of other big names are slated to take the stage throughout the spring, summer, and fall at The Atlantis, after the Foo Fighters kick things off.
The opening lineup of 44 shows for $44 each (priced in honor of the 9:30 Club’s 44th year) includes the Pixies, X, the Barenaked Ladies, Clutch, George Clinton, and Joan Jett.
Here’s the list of who’s playing:
- May 30: Foo Fighters
- May 31: The Walkmen
- June 2: Hot Chip
- June 3: Rainbow Kitten Surprise
- June 4: Modern English
- June 5: Franz Ferdinand
- June 6: Pixies
- June 9: Tank and the Bangas
- June 10: Yo La Tengo
- June 16: Marc Roberge, frontman for O.A.R.
- June 17: Hannibal Buress + Eshu Tune
- June 19: Sylvan Esso
- June 20: Darius Rucker
- June 24: Rodrigo Y Gabriela
- June 25: X
- June 28: Jeff Tweedy
- July 2: Barenaked Ladies
- July 6: Tegan and Sara
- July 7: The Head and The Heart
- July 15: The Magnetic Fields
- July 20: Clutch
- July 21: Jenny Lewis
- July 23: The Struts
- July 27: Third Eye Blind
- July 28: Portugal. The Man
- July 29: Living Colour
- July 30: Iron & Wine
- August 5: Gogol Bordello
- August 6: Bush
- August 8: Shakey Graves
- August 10: Drive-By Truckers
- August 14: Parliament Funkadelic featuring George Clinton
- August 17: Thievery Corporation
- August 27: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
- August 28: Gary Clark Jr.
- September 2: Ben Gibbard
- September 6: Luna
- September 9: Bartees Strange
- September 13: Spoon
- September 15: Tove Lo
- September 17: Billy Idol
- September 21: Bastille
- September 22: Matt and Kim
- September 29: Maggie Rogers
You can see the full list here.
Getting tickets for the shows is a little different this time around.
According to The Atlantis, you’ll have to go through Ticketmaster and submit a ticket request to enter a lottery. The window to enter that lottery closes at 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 7, and confirmation emails will start going out on Monday.
When you submit a request, that reportedly does not change your chances of getting the tickets you’re after. You can choose up to 12 shows, or request a monster package of 44 shows and up to 11 individual shows, then prioritize which shows you want the most.
There are a few caveats here. There’s a two-ticket limit per show, per customer. Tickets for the inaugural run can’t be transferred or refunded.
Possibly the biggest thing to keep in mind is that Ticketmaster said submitting a request means you agree to pay for the tickets. So if you request tickets for six shows and win tickets for all six, you will be charged accordingly.
I.M.P. owns and runs the 9:30 Club, as well as The Anthem and the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia.
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