Foo Fighters to Rock the House at BlizzCon 2011
Blizzard Entertainment announced that Foo Fighters will headline the closing concert of this yearâ€™s sold-out BlizzCon, taking place October 21-22 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
While tickets to the convention are currently sold out, viewers can watch at home by ordering a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, offering comprehensive live coverage of the event (including Foo Fighters’ performance) globally over the Internet and also on DIRECTVin the United States.
Over the course of their 16-year career, the Foo Fighters have sold tens of millions of records, won half a dozen Grammy awards, and raised countless voices in singalongs of iconic anthems like “Everlong,” “My Hero,” “Learn to Fly”, “All My Life,” â€œBest of You,â€ and â€œThe Pretender.â€ Foo Fighters’ BlizzCon debut marks founder Dave Grohl’s triumphant return to the convention after playing drums for Tenacious D in last year’s show, and comes during an international arena, stadium, and festival tour promoting their seventh album, the international #1 recordÂ Wasting Light.
Opening up the concert will be The Artist Formerly Known as Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftain, who are returning to BlizzCon following a two-year interstellar tour through the Koprulu sector. Blizzard’s in-house metal band will amp up the crowd with an earth-shaking set of both familiar and brand-new songs drawn from the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo universes before turning the stage over to Foo Fighters for the main event.
â€œThere’s no better way to cap off two days of gaming entertainment than by blowing the roof off the convention center with an awesome rock concert,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. â€œEveryone attending BlizzCon and watching from home can look forward to ending the show with a bang when Foo Fighters bring the house down.â€
â€œWeâ€™re pretty sure that in the future, music historians will look back at BlizzCon 2011 as the unquestionable pinnacle of Foo Fightersâ€™ long and illustrious career,â€ said Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters founder and frontman. â€œWe look forward to living up to that prediction by bringing the Horde and Alliance together to rock the hell out of Anaheim next month.â€
BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainmentâ€™s Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft game universes. In addition to serving as a gathering place for the Blizzard Entertainment gaming communities, BlizzCon will have an array of activities, including discussion panels, competitive and casual tournaments, contests, hands-on playtime with current and upcoming Blizzard Entertainment games, and more.
Viewers at home can order a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket for $39.99 USD, available around the world as a multi-channel Internet stream with over 50 hours of coverage (pricing and availability may vary by region), and also via DIRECTV in the United States.