NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 28:  Taylor Hawkins (L) and Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters perform during the 2017 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience at City Park on October 28, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Foo Fighters announce Krewe du Foo parade for New Orleans ahead of sold-out concerts during Carnival

Hello, Foo Fighters. We've been waiting here for you. Everlong ... for a parade. 

by Clint Durrett | January 17, 2019

Hello, Foo Fighters. We’ve been waiting here for you. Everlong for a parade. 

On Valentine’s Day, the city of New Orleans is going to throw itself into Foo. The Foo Fighters will be assembling a Krewe du Foo and Broken Hearts Social Club parade with The Fillmore. The parade will kick off the grand opening weekend of The Fillmore at Harrah’s Casino, making the band the first in history to lead its own Carnival parade through downtown New Orleans.

The parade will rock and roll out of the red, and out ahead of the Foo Fighters’ already sold-out shows at The Fillmore on Feb. 15 and 16.

As for the Krewe du Foo itself, members include Trombone Shorty and Orleans Ave., Preservation Hall Jazz Band and DJ Rav Smoove, with dancing krewe Camel Toe Steppers and the Krewe of Rolling Elvi joining Alice Harte Marching Band, Martin Luther King Jr. Marching Band and more.

The only thing I’ll ask of Foo, is throws — according to a news release from The Fillmore, the parade will have limited addition throws. But mum’s the word on exactly what.

And I wonder… Where is this awesomeness?? The parade starts at 7 p.m. on Howard Avenue, proceeds past Lee Circle, down St. Charles Avenue, then hits Canal Street to end at The Fillmore entrance at Harrah’s Casino.

Masquerade Nightclub will host the official post-parade party, “Broken Hearts Social” on Valentine’s Day evening. 

Just promise us you won’t stop when we say when.


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Clint Durrett

Clint Durrett

Hi. I’m Clint.
I’m the Local Market Manager for Very Local New Orleans. I’ve lived in New Orleans since 2001 and been living my best life in this rad place since that year.
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