The magic number is 44 for I.M.P. productions today as it prepares for the 44th anniversary of the opening of the original 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., with the May 30 launch of Atlantis, a 450-capacity venue with 44 underplay shows booked through late September — including an opening show from the Foo Fighters — all priced at $44.

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl let the news slip that I.M.P. would open a new, smaller venue fashioned as a near-replica of the original 9:30 Club — where he got his start — when he reopened the venue in 2021 following the COVID-19 shutdown.


“We’ll probably be the band that opens that place, too, right?” he told the confused audience at the time. Notably, the original 9:30 Club — located at 930 F Street, NW in D.C. — was previously home to another club called Atlantis prior to I.M.P.’s takeover of the venue in 1980.

The new Atlantis, which cost $10 million, will be located next to the newer, 1,200-capacity 9:30 Club, located at 815 V St NW. It will serve as a replica of the original 9:30 Club, “sans the gargantuan rats and notorious stench, but with a nod to the infamous pole,” a press release reads.

“We’ve been doing our smallest shows in other peoples’ venues for too many years now,” said Seth Hurwitz, chairman of I.M.P. “We needed a place that’s ours. This can be the most exciting step in an artist’s career. This will be where we help introduce new artists to the world, and their story needs to be told right. Our smallest venue will be treated as important, if not more, than our bigger venues. If the stories are told right, both the artists and the fans begin their hopefully long-term relationship, and we as promoters do better too.”

When Foo Fighters kick off this new era of The Atlantis, Dave Grohl won’t just be christening the room – he’ll be honoring the legacy of a space that he attended as a kid and later took the stage of with bands like Scream and Nirvana.


Tickets for the inaugural run of shows at The Atlantis will be $44 each and non-transferable. They will be sold via a lottery-style process, with protections to ensure that real fans attend the shows. To thwart scalping, The Atlantis is utilizing Ticketmaster Request for the inaugural run of shows, which is open now at and will run through Friday (April 7) at 11:59 p.m.. ET. Fans will learn next week if their ticket requests have been fulfilled. If a ticketholder is unable to make the show, a fan-to-fan face-value ticket exchange option will be available.

The Atlantis will be booked by Zhubin Aghamolla, who also books The Anthem and Merriweather Post Pavilion, while Sam Hurwitz has been named general manager. Hurwitz has served as front-of-house manager for D.C. club The Anthem since 2018.

You can find the full schedule for The Atlantis’ 44-show run, dedicated to the 9:30 Club’s history, present, and future, below.

May 30 – Foo Fighters

May 31 – The Walkmen

June 2 – Hot Chip

June 3 – Rainbow Kitten Surprise

June 4 – Modern English

June 5 – Franz Ferdinand

June 6 – Pixies

June 9 – Tank and the Bangas

June 10 – Yo La Tengo

June 16 – Marc Roberge of O.A.R.

June 17 – Hannibal Buress + Eshu Tune

June 19 – Sylvan Esso

June 20 – Darius Rucker

June 24 – Rodrigo y Gabriela

June 25 – X

June 28 – Jeff Tweedy

July 2 – Barenaked Ladies

July 6 – Tegan and Sara

July 7 – The Head and The Heart

July 15 – The Magnetic Fields

July 20 – Clutch

July 21 – Jenny Lewis

July 23 – The Struts

July 27 – Third Eye Blind

July 28 – Portugal. The Man

July 29 – Living Colour

July 30 – Iron & Wine

Aug. 5 – Gogol Bordello

Aug. 6 – Bush

Aug. 8 – Shakey Graves

Aug. 10 – Drive-By Truckers

Aug. 14 – Parliament Funkadelic feat. George Clinton

Aug. 17 – Thievery Corporation

Aug. 27 – Joan Jett

Aug. 28 – Gary Clark Jr.

Sept. 2 – Ben Gibbard

Sept. 6 – Luna

Sept. 9 – Bartees Strange

Sept. 13 – Spoon

Sept. 15 – Tove Lo

Sept. 17 – Billy Idol

Sept. 21 – Bastille

Sept. 22 – Matt and Kim

Sept. 29 – Maggie Rogers

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