1000 Foo Fighters fans teamed up to perform the band’s 1999 hit, “Learn To Fly”, in Cesena, Italy on July 26 in hopes of convincing the group to play a show in their city.
“The Foo Fighters are not in Romagna since 1997, it’s time to get them back, but we need a crazy idea,”reads the description on Rockin’ 1000’s website. “We have to organize something that kicks ass worldwide and can be seen by Dave Grohl: We will ask one thousand rockers to play one of their songs, all together and at the same time.”
Rockin’ 1000 creator, Fabio Zaffagnini, was thrilled with the event as he made a plea to the Foo Fighters to come to Cesena.
"Italy is a country where dreams cannot easily come true, but it's a land of passion and creativity," he said. “What we did here is a huge, huge miracle. I’ve been working on this project for a year waking up every morning thinking about how to make it real.
“One thousand rockers that came from all over the nation at their own expense, and they just did one song — your song. So our call is to ask you, the Foo Fighters, to come and play for us.”
The Foo Fighters are currently scheduled to perform in Casalecchio Di Reno, Italy, on November 13 – about an hour away from Cesena – as part of a European tour in support of “Sonic Highways.”
The group shared the video on its social media sites on Thursday, adding "Che bello, Cesena," which translates to "How beautiful."
The Foo Fighters launched a North American tour with a 20th anniversary show at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC on July 4 that saw Grohl play the show with his leg in a cast while sitting on a metal throne.
The event in the rocker’s hometown landed 20 years to the day of the release of the group’s self-titled debut album, which the singer wrote and recorded on his own.
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