HBO to Stream Foo Fighters Concert Free on Facebook

HBO has inked a deal with Facebook to stream a live Foo Fighters concert for free on the social-media service Oct. 17, as part of the premium cabler’s promo for the docuseries on the band.

The series, “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways” debuts at 11 p.m. ET  Oct. 17 on HBO. Following the bow, HBO will present “Foo Fighters Sonic Highways: Live From rhe Cubby Bear,” a live stream of the premiere party concert from Chicago starting at midnight ET.

The stream will be available to U.S. users on the HBO’s Facebook page. The band members — Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear — will take the stage at Chicago’s the Cubby Bear and play their first in-concert performance of the new single “Something From Nothing” from the band’s forthcoming album, also titled “Sonic Highways,” set for Nov. 10 release.

HBO’s eight-part docuseries with the Foo Fighters, directed by Grohl, explores an American musical landmark in each one-hour episode, chronicling the history, culture and people behind each city’s unique musical identity. The premiere episode takes place in Chicago and prominently features the Cubby Bear, a small club situated across from Wrigley Field with huge personal significance to Grohl, who saw his first punk rock show at the venue.

The cable network said it will make an archived version of the concert available on certain HBO platforms at a later date. Fans in Chicago will be able to purchase tickets to the show itself for $20, via itsh.bo/FFChicago; tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday CT.

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