The Anthem, I.M.P.‘s new concert hall at The Wharf on D.C.‘s Southwest waterfront, has an opening act. Foo Fighters — led by Virginia-bred rocker Dave Grohl — is set to headline the venue’s first show on Oct. 12, I.M.P., the company behind the 9:30 Club, announced today.
“There was never any question about who would open. There was no Plan B,” I.M.P. chairman and 9:30 Club and The Anthem co-owner Seth Hurwitz said in a statement.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketfly and cost $100-$175. The Anthem holds 2,500 to 6,000 people. More concerts will be announced later this month. Foo Fighters recently released a new single, “Run.”
The Anthem, 901 Wharf St. SW; theanthemdc.com