’At The Atlantis’: Foo Fighters Open New Washington DC Club

Watch video of the appropriate opener for the first show at the legacy venue.

By Nate Todd May 31, 2023 1:40 pm PDT

Foo Fighters played the first concert at Washington D.C.’s intimate venue The Atlantis on Tuesday. Foo frontman Dave Grohl, who spent his formative years in the D.C. area, welcomed his former Scream bandmate Peter Stahl for a fitting Bad Brains cover to open the first concert “At The Atlantis.”

Located near the current location of D.C.’s renowned 9:30 Club, The Atlantis occupies and is a replica of the venue that used to be located in the 9:30 Club’s original space. Foo Fighters and their DC area native frontman Dave Grohl were appropriately announced as the first band to play the 450-capacity venue in April.

Foo Fighters made the show even more fitting by bringing in Peter Stahl of Scream, a band Dave played in before joining Nirvana. The collab kicked off the concert with Stahl joining FF to front the band on the thrashy’ “At The Atlantis.”

The song appears on the influential punk band Bad Brains’ 1996 album, Black Dots, which was taken from one of the band’s earliest recording sessions in 1979. Watch video of Foo Fighters and Peter Stahl on “At The Atlantis” below:

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The Foo Fighters then went it alone in a set that included a pair of songs, “Rescued” and “Under You,” from their new album But Here We Are, which arrives Friday, along with classics like “Learn To Fly,” “Times Like These,” “The Pretender,” “My Hero” and more. The band also welcomed Dave’s daughter Violet Grohl for “Shame Shame” and “Rope.” Foo Fighters wrapped the concert with a string of favorites including “Monkey Wrench,” “Best Of You” and “Everlong.”

Also check out the local news story including a clip of Grohl’s speech at the ribbon cutting ceremony for The Atlantis below:

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Foo Fighters at The Atlantis

  • At the Atlantis  
  • This Is a Call
  • Rescued
  • Walk
  • No Son of Mine
  • Learn to Fly
  • Breakout  
  • The Sky Is a Neighborhood
  • Times Like These
  • Under You
  • The Pretender
  • My Hero
  • I'll Stick Around
  • All My Life
  • Shame Shame
  • Rope
  • Big Me
  • Monkey Wrench
  • Aurora
  • New Way Home
  • Best of You
  • Everlong
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