Foo Fighters Open The Anthem In Washington D.C. & Welcome Seth Hurwitz

The Virginia-raised Dave Grohl led Foo Fighters at the official grand opening of Washington, D.C.’s newest venue on Thursday night. Foo Fighters uncorked a 22-song performance at the Anthem including the debut of a Rolling Stones cover featuring the venue’s owner on drums.

Grohl & Co. focused on material from the recently released Concrete & Gold including “Dirty Water,” “Make It Right,” “Run,” “Sunday Rain” and “The Sky Is A Neighborhood.” Foo Fighters also worked in a number of their most beloved hits, namely “Learn To Fly,” “Big Me,” “My Hero,” “Money Wrench,” “Best Of You” and an “Everlong” finale. “Times Like These” started out with just Grohl performing before the rest of the band joined in.

The night’s biggest surprise came towards the end of the concert, when the Foos brought out the Anthem’s Seth Hurwitz to play drums while Taylor Hawkins fronted the band on their first ever rendition of “Bitch” by The Rolling Stones. While Foo Fighters purportedly had never covered “Bitch” before, Grohl played the song with The Stones in the past and the tune is also a staple for side project Chevy Metal.

Foo Fighters had performed a “soft opening” one night prior at the 6,000-capacity venue. Next up for the group is a Saturday night concert at Richmond Coliseum.

Watch videos captured by Live Music Junkie:


[Best Of You]


[Dirty Water]

[Monkey Wrench]


Foo Fighters at The Anthem

  • I'll Stick Around
  • All My Life
  • Learn to Fly
  • The Sky Is a Neighborhood
  • The Pretender
  • These Days
  • Rope
  • Big Me
  • Congregation
  • Walk
  • My Hero
  • Sunday Rain
  • Arlandria
  • Monkey Wrench
  • Waiting Room / Frankenstein / Another One Bites the Dust  
  • Dirty Water
  • Make It Right
  • Times Like These  
  • Breakout
  • Run
  • Bitch  
  • Best of You
  • Everlong
  • Upcoming Shows