It was one of the most successful rock’n’roll concerts held in Athens in recent years. On July 10, iconic American rock band the Foo Fighters appeared in Odeon of Herodes Atticus theatre, just under the Acropolis.
Tickets were sold out in less than 2 hours and reviews were ecstatic. The concert was recorder live for a PBS concert documentary series called Landmarks Live in Concert.
The episode (full title Foo Fighters – Landmarks Live in Concert, A Great Performances Special) will air in the US on November 10, PBS announced today. It’s hosted by Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, who accompanies the band as they explore Athens.
Each episode of Landmarks features “an artist or band performing at a legendary destination of personal significance.”
Past pair-ups included Alicia Keys at New York City’s Apollo Theater (fine), Andrea Bocelli at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence (extremely PBS-core), and Brad Paisley at West Virginia University (sorry, Brad). The Foos’ episode is easily the most impressive so far.