Live music was back at the Madison Square Garden on Sunday (June 20) with US group Foo Fighters holding the first 100% capacity concert at the famed New York arena since March 2020.

According to organisers Sunday’s event was the first concert at Madison Square Garden in more than 460 days and the first fully vaccinated event at the venue.


“We’ve been waiting for this day for over a year,” Foo Fighters front-man Dave Grohl was quoted as saying in a press release.

Grohl’s voice could be heard breaking as the group performed their hit song “Times Like These” and the singer could be seen covering his face with his hands as fans cheered.

An all-star cover version of the song featuring Grohl, Dua Lipa and Chris Martin was recorded for charity during the pandemic and it topped the UK singles chart in May 2020.

Adults over 16 attending Sunday’s concert were asked to show proof that they had received two COVID-19 vaccines at least 14 days prior to the event.