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Foo Fighters heading to DTE Energy Music Theatre

Adam Graham
The Detroit News

The Foo Fighters' Sonic Highways are bringing them to Metro Detroit.

The rock and rollers will perform at DTE Energy Music Theatre Aug. 24, the band announced on its web page Tuesday. Tickets go on sale in person at the Palace of Auburn Hills box office at 10 a.m. Saturday, with lineups beginning at 9 a.m.; a random ticket drawing will be held to determine the first person in line for the sale. There will be a two-ticket limit for lawn seating and a four-ticket limit for pavilion seating.

Tickets are being sold in person in a move the Foos are calling "Beat the Bots," an effort to thwart ticketing programs that "clog online queues and snatch up huge amounts of tickets to resell them," according to a release from the band's management. Online sales will be held in early December.

The group's latest album, "Sonic Highways," was released last week. The making of the album is being chronicled on an HBO documentary series of the same name.

The Foo Fighters' last area appearance came in September 2011, when the band put on a two-hour, 45-minute show at the Palace.

British rock duo Royal Blood will open the show.

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