"Landmarks Live In Concert" and "Great Performances" have announced a November 10 air date on PBS (check local listings) for "Foo Fighters - Landmarks Live In Concert", a "Great Performances" special from the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, featuring the multi-Grammy-winning rock band delivering an electrifying performance at the famed Odeon of Herodes Atticus.
Captured this past July, the historic concert is the latest — and arguably most anticipated — for "Landmarks Live In Concert", the critically acclaimed PBS docu-series featuring a lineup of global superstars performing at monumental locations around the world.
"We've done some crazy things over the last 20 years," says FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, "but I think this might be the craziest thing the FOO FIGHTERS have ever done."
"Working with the FOO FIGHTERS was a wonderful experience and I can't wait for the world to see this show," says Daniel E Catullo III, creator, director and executive producer of "Landmarks Live In Concert". "Logistically, this was the largest undertaking and production I've ever done. Almost a year of planning, hundreds of people on the crew, coordination with the Greek government, major logistics and coordination with the band, and putting a rock show in an ancient amphitheater. The energy of the crowd and seeing the band perform in such a historic place is something I will never forget. This was one of the most amazing experiences of my life."
"Landmarks Live In Concert" was created by veteran documentary and live producer/director Daniel E Catullo III and hosted by Chad Smith, drummer for multi-Grammy-winning rock band RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS. Each episode sees Smith conducting one-on-one interviews with the performers as they explore their favorite locations around each landmark. The show's travelogue component is co-produced with Bungalow Media + Entertainment.
About the upcoming episode, Smith says: "The Acropolis hasn't been rocked that hard in a while — maybe 2500 hundred years, give or take. It was an amazing experience, made extra special that I could spend it with my longtime friends, the mighty Foos."
"Landmarks Live In Concert" premiered this past January with Alicia Keys at multiple locations around New York City, including the famed Apollo Theater. Subsequent episodes included Brad Paisley at West Virginia University and most recently, Andrea Bocelli live at Florence's beautiful Palazzo Vecchio.
"Landmarks Live In Concert" is a production of City Drive Films. Daniel E Catullo III, CEO of City Drive Films, is the series creator, director and executive producer. The series is co-produced with Bungalow Media + Entertainment. Its CEO, industry veteran Robert Friedman also serves as executive producer. For "Great Performances", Bill O'Donnell is series producer; David Horn is executive producer. Stephen Segaller is executive-in-charge for WNET.
"Great Performances" is produced by Thirteen Productions LLC for WNET, one of America's most prolific and respected public media providers. Throughout its more than 40 year history on public television, "Great Performances" has provided viewers across the country with an unparalleled showcase of the best in all genres of the performing arts, serving as America's most prestigious and enduring broadcaster of cultural programming. Major corporate support for "Foo Fighters - Landmarks Live In Concert" is provided by Filmio.