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See the Foo Fighters this Friday at Irving Plaza

Foo Fighters
Photograph: Brantley Gutierrez

We already told you about the Foo Fighters' Citi Field gig this summer, but before their big stadium tour gets under way, the band will play an intimate, "secret" show at Irving Plaza this Friday. The gig coincides with the premiere of the final, NYC-centered episode of Dave Grohl's Sonic Highways series on HBO, so you can bet on hearing "I Am a River" and other cuts from the new album, as well as numerous Foo classics.  

If you recall the routine to get presale tickets for the Citi Field concert, Friday's show works similarly. Tickets can only be bought in person at the box office for $20 each. Queueing begins at 3pm and the sale officially starts at 5. There's a limit of two tickets per person, and you'll need your ID to make your purchase and enter the venue, presumably to prevent opportunists from flipping the tix. Doors are at 7pm and the show kicks off at 9. It begins with a viewing of the Sonic Highways episode, and then the Foos go on at 10pm. For those who can't make the gig, or can't spend their entire afternoon/evening hanging around Union Square, it'll be broadcast live on SiriusXM's Alt Nation channel.

In related special-show news, Real Estate is playing a free gig at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 18. While you don't need to shell out any dough, you do need to reserve "tickets," available now through