Foo Fighters to headline pre-Super Bowl concert

ATLANTA — Add another option to the ever-growing list of pre-Super Bowl activities.

The Foo Fighters will headline the DirecTV Super Saturday Night concert on Feb. 2 at a temporary venue to be constructed on-site at Atlantic Station.

Jack Murphy, executive producer of the event, said Wednesday morning that the three-tiered complex will be nearly 72,000 square feet with capacity for about 6,000.

“It’s important that we curate a special building,” Murphy said, “It’s not a traditional show. When people show up on-site it’s a pretty special night. It will be something unique for the city.”

The venue will be under a roof and heated. It will be built from the ground up starting with nothing.

Tickets for the concert will go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday through www.ticketmaster.com. All general admission tickets will be standing-room only, floor level.


Acknowledging the number of events taking place in the lead-up to the Super Bowl, Murphy said, “We’re not better than anybody else, we’re just different.”

Unlike Super Bowl Live’s free concerts downtown, produced by Atlanta’s Jermaine Dupri at Centennial Olympic Park over six nights, Super Saturday Night is one night and more exclusive.

Think of it as high-end nightclub for VIPs, sponsors and their clients from around the world.

“It’s about bottle service, and about activations, and experiential. You’ll walk through this venue and there’s always something going on," Murphy said.