Dave Grohl says the Foo Fighters will play a show in the Italian town of Cesena after 1000 fans performed their 1999 hit, “Learn To Fly”, on July 26 in hopes of convincing the group to play a show in their city.
Grohl has posted a video reply to the town and organizer Fabio Zaffagnini after the video went viral with more than 18 million views in just 5 days.
“Ciao Cesena,” said Grohl in Italian, before thanking the performers who appeared in the video. “We’re coming, I swear. We’ll see each other soon.”
Zaffagnini said he spent a year planning the massive outdoor 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 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 are currently playing shows on a North American tour.
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