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THIRTEEN’s Great Performances Series Presents "Foo Fighters – Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special," Premiering Friday, November 10 on PBS




THIRTEEN’s Great Performances Series Presents "Foo Fighters – Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special," Premiering Friday, November 10 on PBS 

Historic concert filmed this summer at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece
Series hosted by Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith
Watch the trailer now at pbs.org/gperf





Landmarks Live In Concert: Foo Fighters at the Acropolis - Trailer from City Drive Films on Vimeo.


Multi-Grammy-winning rock band Foo Fighters delivers an electrifying, historic performance at the famed Odeon of Herodes Atticus from the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, in the latest installment of "LANDMARKS Live in Concert for THIRTEEN’s Great Performances." Captured this past July, "Foo Fighters – LANDMARKS Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special" premieres nationwide Friday, November 10 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and will be available to stream the following day via pbs.org/gperf and PBS OTT apps.

Created by veteran documentary and live event producer/director Daniel E Catullo III, "LANDMARKS Live in Concert" features a lineup of global music superstars performing at landmark locations of either historical or personal significance around the world. Each episode is hosted by Chad Smith, drummer for multi-Grammy-winning rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, who interviews the artists as they explore locations around each landmark. The series’ travelogue component is co-produced with Bungalow Media + Entertainment.

“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.”

About the upcoming episode, Smith says, “The Acropolis hasn't been rocked that hard in a while – maybe 2,500 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" launched in January with Alicia Keys at multiple locations around New York City, including the famed Apollo Theater. Subsequent episodes featured Brad Paisley at West Virginia University and Andrea Bocelli live at Florence’s 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.

Great Performances is produced by THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Bill O’Donnell is series producer and David Horn is executive producer. Stephen Segaller is executive-in-charge for WNET. Throughout its more than 40-year history on PBS, Great Performances has provided viewers 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. Visit Great Performances online at http://pbs.org/gperf for additional information about this and other programs.

Major support for Great Performances is provided by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Arts Fund, the Irene Diamond Fund, the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, The Agnes Varis Trust, The Starr Foundation, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, Ellen and James S. Marcus, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, The Abra Prentice Foundation, and PBS.

About City Drive Films
City Drive Films, LLC is a subsidiary of The City Drive Group, LLC, a finance, production and distribution company with offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, Stockholm and New York. City Drive specializes in original television series both unscripted and scripted, documentaries and live events. Recent projects include the 2013 Academy Award Nominee & Emmy winning documentary The Square, the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award-winning documentary Alive Inside; LANDMARKS Live in Concert, Rage Against The Machine-Live From London, Shiprocked, the competition battle rap series Total Slaughter (a co-production with Electus and Shady Films), and events such as TED x Hollywood, and spoken word artist IN-Q. For more information please visitwww.thecitydrivegroup.com. For more information on Landmarks Live in Concert, please visit www.landmarkslive.com

Websites: http://pbs.org/gperf, http://facebook.com/GreatPerformances, @GPerfPBS#FooFightersPBS


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