NEW ORLEANS (press release) — Foo Fighters and The Fillmore have assembled their Krewe du Foo, Broken Hearts Social Club Parade to roll Feb. 14 kicking off the grand opening weekend of The Fillmore at Harrah’s Casino making the band the first in history to lead its own Mardi Gras parade through downtown New Orleans.
The band will be performing two sold-out shows at The Fillmore Feb. 15 and 16 to inaugurate the most exciting addition to the New Orleans entertainment, food and cocktail scenes in years.
All-star Krewe du Foo members include Trombone Shorty and Orleans Ave, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and DJ Raj Smoove, with Krewes Camel Toe Lady Steppers and Rolling Elvi joining Alice Harte Marching Band, Martin Luther King Jr. Marching Band and many others. Limited edition Krewe du Foo and Fillmore throws will be flying as the parade rolls.
Parade route starts at 7 p.m. on Howard Ave, proceeds past Lee Circle, down St. Charles Avenue, then hits Canal Street to end at The Fillmore entrance at Harrah’s Casino.
The Krewe du Foo and the Broken Hearts Social Club Parade will conclude at Harrah’s New Orleans. Masquerade Nightclub will host the official post-parade party, “Broken Hearts Social” on Valentine’s Day evening. This is a free concert featuring Left of Centre, a rock band that has performed with Heart, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Sammy Hagar to Toby Keith, Jake Owen, and Kenny Chesney. Must be 21 years of age to enter Harrah’s Casino.