Madison Square Garden celebrates reopening with Foo Fighters mini-doc

Publish Date
Friday, 9 July 2021, 10:01AM

Madison Square Garden is celebrating the return of live music to New York City with a new mini-documentary, The Day the Music Came Back, surrounding the Foo Fighters' historic performance at the venue last month.

With under two weeks between the comeback announcement and the gig, the Foos sold out the World's Most Famous arena and loaded in for the June 20 show.

The show, billed as 'Rock Returns to The Garden,' took place 466 days since the last concert at the venue. In the film, The Garden highlights several long-serving employees who were just as excited about getting back to work as the 15,000 fans in attendance were to see a show again.

"During this time with the pandemic and everything happening, they pretty much humbled everyone to make them be more grateful for what you have," said foreman Michael M. Davis. "Because you've been out so long, you just appreciate every moment. So to have Foo Fighters right now, and you've got the fans back, it's unbelievable."

"This is it. We're back," added food vendor Gerard Cerda. "This is one of those events, those dynamic events that's gonna stand in the history of New York. People gonna know, first concert back after Covid: MSG, Foo Fighters. They're part of history. And I'm glad to be part of it as well."

In typical MSG fashion, the concert went off seamlessly with the Foo Fighters taking the stage just after 8:20 p.m., delivering a passionate performance and hit-packed setlist for over two-and-a-half hours, while still leaving fans wanting more.

Watch The Day the Music Came Back via the player above!

The Garden is ramping up its concert schedule as the summer wears on. Go here for more details on upcoming performances.

This article was first published on and is republished here with permission

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