Blizzard revealed today that alt rock band Foo Fighters will be performing at BlizzCon 2011. The group will be headlining the closing concert of the gaming convention in October.
"We're pretty sure that in the future, music historians will look back at BlizzCon 2011 as the unquestionable pinnacle of Foo Fighters' long and illustrious career," said Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters frontman and noted smart-ass. "We look forward to living up to that prediction by bringing the Horde and Alliance together to rock the hell out of Anaheim next month."
In recent years, Blizzard has tried to line up high-profile acts for the closing night of BlizzCon. Grohl played alongside Tenacious D at BlizzCon 2010. Ozzy Osbourne was the closing act for BlizzCon 2009.
The Artist Formerly Known As Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftan, Blizzard's in-house metal band, will be the opening act for this year's concert. They'll be playing a mixture of new and old songs inspired by Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo. I would imagine Foo Fighters themselves will stick with songs not based on video games, though.
BlizzCon, the annual celebration of Blizzard's gaming franchises, will take place this year on October 21st and 22nd at the Anaheim Convention Center. Tickets to the convention are sold out. However, you can purchase a Virtual Ticket and watch live coverage via DirecTV or the Internet. The Virtual Ticket lets you see the closing concert, as well as panel discussions, demos and other footage from the convention.
"There's no better way to cap off two days of gaming entertainment than by blowing the roof off the convention center with an awesome rock concert," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "Everyone attending BlizzCon and watching from home can look forward to ending the show with a bang when Foo Fighters bring the house down."