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.

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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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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. I have 10 years of broadcast journalism and digital media experience. Before Very Local New Orleans, I worked for WDSU-TV – producing, product developing, digital media managing– I’ve done it all. I’ve seen first-hand the trials we’ve suffered in this city and the celebrations we’ve enjoyed. I love New Orleans. It’s home. I’m going to work my hardest to bring you the content and experiences you care...

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