The American rock band Foo Fighters will give a concert in a packed Madison Square Garden on June 20. For the first time since March 2020, there are no restrictions in New York on the number of fans allowed to enter an indoor performance.
“The Foo Fighters are bringing rock & roll back to the Garden,” the organization said on Twitter on Tuesday. “We’ve been waiting for this day for over a year,” added Dave Grohl, frontman of the band. “New York, get ready for a long night where we scream the soul out of our bodies together”.
The metropolis on the American east coast was hit hard by the corona pandemic last spring. To control the virus, large-scale events were banned, and almost all cultural institutions closed. The risk of infection has now disappeared mainly due to the measures taken and the vigorous vaccination campaign.
Madison Square Garden, which can seat nearly 20,000 spectators, has so far only held sports games with relatively few spectators in the stands. Anyone who wants to buy a ticket for the Foo Fighters and is older than sixteen must be able to show a valid vaccination certificate.
To herald the end of the corona period, New York has planned a concert in Central Park in August, which will welcome tens of thousands of people. In July, rock legend Bruce Springsteen will also resume his show ‘Springsteen on Broadway.