Madison Square Garden brought in Foo Fighters to host its first full capacity concert since the start of the pandemic. Now, this soon to be legendary concert will be all the more special as the group has decided to dedicate it to Andy Pollard, their late stage manager.
Pollard died early in the morning of June 18. He was the stage manager of Foo Fighters for 12 years, during which time he helped bring countless tours to life and made sure every detail ran safely. According to Pollard’s Linkedin, he has also led bands like Nine Inch Nails, Beck, Arcade Fire, Tenacious D and Kings of Leon for the past 20 years, in addition to leading the lighting team for Arctic Monkeys, Bjork, Iggy Pop and countless others.
“We are shocked and devastated by this loss. We can’t imagine being on stage without Andy by our side, ”Foo Fighters said in an official statement. “He was not only a key member of our team, but a dear friend and a wonderful father. Our hearts go out to his partner Sophie Peacock, their children Arlo and Ren, and his family and loved ones.
The Foo Fighters will perform at Madison Square Garden on June 20. This is MSG’s first full capacity concert in over 460 days and, unsurprisingly, is already sold out. Lucky for you, tickets are still available here if you want to see Dave Grohl and co. put on an amazing rock show on their 26th anniversary tour.
Earlier this week, the future Rock and Roll Hall of Famers gave an intimate spectacle at the Canyon in Agoura Hills, Calif., Which anti-vaxxers protested against. Who knows, maybe they were just jealous that they didn’t see Queen’s group’s daring cover “Somebody to Love” in person. This might just be the tip of the ’70s iceberg for the Foos; yesterday they announced their disco alter egos The Dee Gees and a new album called Hail Satin just in time for Record Store Day.