Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Foo Fighters announce Virginia crowdfunded concert

The Foo Fighters will play their first crowdfunded concert at The National Theater in Richmond, Virginia on September 17, marking their return to the city after 16 years.

“How’s Sept. 17th @TheNationalRVA sound? Let’s do it. If you pledged, check your email for details!” tweeted the band on Wednesday.

A Crowdhoster campaign was launched in March by Andrew Goldin (see video below), 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.

The campaign surpassed its goal of raising $70,000 to make the event a reality.

Foo fans who didn’t participate in the campaign may still be able to access tickets through two local businesses – Brown's Volkswagon and Sugar Shack Donuts – who each donated $5,000 to the cause and plan to give away all their tickets.

The band will release their new album, “Sonic Highways”, on November 10.

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