Sunday, June 15, 2014

Foo Fighters to play crowdfunded show

The Foo Fighters will return to Richmond, Virginia for the first time in 16 years to play a crowdfunded concert.

Rolling Stone reports the Crowdhoster campaign was launched in March by Andrew Goldin, who sought to bring the band back to one of Dave Grohl’s former hometowns for their first show since 1998.

Goldin and his fellow organizers, Brig White, John McAdorey and Lucas Krost, set a goal of selling 1,400 tickets at $50 each to the hypothetical concert in order to convince the band to return. Donors' credit cards would only be charged if the show sold out, and the contributions would be returned if the band didn't agree to play.

As of Saturday, the campaign (which has now moved to a Crowdtilt Open site) had raised $70,026, surpassing its goal of $70,000. Two local businesses, Brown's Volkswagon and Sugar Shack Donuts, each donated $5,000 to the campaign and plan to give away all their tickets.

The Foo Fighters confirmed their involvement in the show, tweeting “See ya soon...let's have a good time.”

The band are currently working on their eighth studio album, which will be released this fall. The record will be released in sync with Grohl’s new HBO series, “Sonic Highways.”

The project will see the Foo Fighters visit, and record music at, some of the world's most iconic recording studios. Grohl will also conduct interviews for the series, speaking with some of the artists who have recorded at each facility.

The record will include collaborations with Gary Clark Jr., Zac Brown, Rick Neilsen of Cheap Trick and Eagles member Joe Walsh.

See also:

Dave Grohl previews his new HBO series Sonic Highways
Dave Grohl previews new Foo Fighters album
Foo Fighters play surprise show in New Orleans
Foo Fighters offshoot Birds Of Satan perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live
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