Foo Fighters are to play a concert in Richmond, Virginia, organised exclusively by fans in a crowd-funding campaign.
The rockers intend play in Richmond for the first time in 16 years, following the April launch of a Crowdtilt campaign.
Four friends organised the crowdfunding campaign. "Rather than waiting, and waiting and waiting for [Foo Fighters] to come to us, we're making it happen," Andrew Goldin, one of the enterprising fans declared at the launch. The scheme involved pre-selling the equivalent of 1,400 tickets at $50 (37 Euros) each.
"If the show [happens] ... we [will] all get our faces melted by the best band in the world," the organisers promised. "If the show doesn't happen ... Everyone gets their money back. Every cent."
On June 13, sufficient funds of $70,000 (50,000 Euros) had been raised, including donations from local businesses. And that night, Foo Fighters responded: "Well, well, well," they tweeted to the group. "See ya soon ... let's have a good time. #RVA"
The concert will be one of the Foo Fighters' smallest shows. Richmond's audience of 1,400 could fit 60 times over in Wembley Arena, where the Foos played twice in 2008.
Organisers admitted that if the band insisted on playing a bigger show, they wouldn't force the issue. "We've sold [tickets] for a concert that doesn't exist yet," Andrew Goldin told Billboard. "Nothing like this has ever been done before."
Foo Fighters will release their new studio album, recorded in eight different US cities, in November.