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Foo Fighters And Run The Jewels To Play Pre-Super Bowl Concert At Pop-Up Atlanta Concert Venue [Photos]

March 2, 2021

first_imgMusic and professional sports are two very different realms with often very different kinds of fanbases, yet the two entertainment-based industries continue to work hand in hand–especially when the Super Bowl returns each winter. While the NFL has yet to officially confirm pop/rock outfit Maroon 5 to reportedly headline the Super Bowl Halftime Show at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium come February, fans in town for the big game will for certain at least get to rock out the night prior when Foo Fighters and Run The Jewels perform at a pop-up venue as part of the annual DIRECTV Super Saturday Night concert event on Saturday, February 2nd.The one night concert event is scheduled to take place on the eve of Super Bowl LIII, and will be be held at a brand new, customized 3-tiered, 72,000 square-foot music venue. The venue is is constructed specifically for the sports weekend, and will be located at Atlantic Station, a shopping-friendly plaza located just north of downtown Atlanta and roughly three miles north of Mercedes-Benz Stadium. It’s the same location where Cirque du Soleil reportedly sets up their own enormous tents whenever they’re in Atlanta.The announcement did not detail whether or not the venue would remain active for future shows following the Super Bowl festivities in early February. The pop-up venue will however require up to 200 seasonal laborers working around 28,000 hours between now and February, in hopes of finalizing 29,000 feet of steel beams and 65,000 feet of electrical cable required to put on the show. The venue was designed by Jack Murphy, who also worked on building a three-level pop-up venue a parking lot in Houston for Super Bowl festivities in 2017. Plans for the venue’s interior design from both the side, back-of-house, and overhead angles can be seen in the photos below.Foo Fighters and Run The Jewels have spent the last year and a half touring heavily in promotion of each of their respective studio albums. The Foo Fighters released their ninth record, Concrete and Gold, in September of last year, while RTJ surprised their fans with the sudden release of their self-titled Run the Jewels 3 on Christmas Eve in 2016. The news of Run The Jewels working alongside the NFL also comes as somewhat of a surprise, considering the two parties haven’t always seen eye to eye.Tickets for the Super Saturday Night concert event will begin general on-sale on November 30th, and can be found by clicking here.Super Saturday Night Venue Exterior/Interior Design Plans[Photo: Joanna-Maria Helinurm]Super Saturday Night Venue Interior Design Plans[Photo: Joanna-Maria Helinurm][H/T Billboard]last_img

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