Foo Fighters will return to Atlanta for a pre-Super Bowl concert on Feb. 2, 2019. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Super Bowl 53: Foo Fighters will headline DirecTV concert at Atlantic Station

[This story has been updated with ticket prices and other information]

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. Run the Jewels, featuring Atlanta rapper Killer Mike, will open the show.

Jack Murphy, executive producer of the event, said on 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 onsite it’s a pretty special night…it will be something unique for the city.”

Tickets for the concert will go on sale at 9 a.m. Nov. 30 through Tickets are $250 and there is a six-ticket limit (also, this is a 21 and older event). 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.”

The Foo Fighters stormed Atlanta in April when they became the first band to perform at the transformed Turner Field (now Georgia State Stadium). 

In recent years, the DirecTV Super Saturday Night event has featured Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift and Jay-Z.

A rendering of the temporary event space that will be constructed at Atlantic Station.

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.