Foo Fighters to Play Unscheduled, Crowdsourced Virginia Show


As if the Foo Fighters weren’t already a cool enough band, the band have now been elevated to super cool status just by agreeing to perform in Richmond, VA which was all funded by a crowd sourcing fundraiser that they didn’t even know existed. On Friday, the band revealed the good news on Twitter.

The idea for this all came from the mind of Andrew Goldin, a freelance creative director and copywriter, who wanted to being the Dave Grohl-fronted band to his hometown of Richmond where the band last performed at in 1998.

Goldin and his fellow organizers set a goal of selling 1,400 tickets at $50 a pop to a show that actually did not exist at all at first in an effort to get the band to notice the stunt. The deal was that 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 today, the campaign had raised $70,026, surpassing its goal of $70,000. Two local businesses, Brown’s Volkswagen and Sugar Shack Donuts, donated $5,000 each and planned to give away all the tickets they received for their contribution.

“Rather than waiting, and waiting and waiting for our favorite band to come to us, we’re making it happen,” Goldin said in his mission statement for the project. “We’re selling tix to a Foo Fighters concert that the band doesn’t have scheduled yet in the hopes that they’ll come to our great city and play a show. Then if the band comes we all rock out. If they don’t come, everyone gets their money back. Every cent. So buy your tix, spread the word, and let’s make some rock-n-roll history.”

And that they did.

The venue and the date for the show have not been determined yet. Watch the mission video below as the people of Richmond make their case to the Foo Fighters, which as now we know, got them to their goal.

Cheers to determination.


Foo Fighters Confirm Eighth Album


After many rumors and lots of coy comments from band members, The Foo Fighters have finally confirmed that the band are in fact recording a new album.

Since last year, Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins had been dropping little hints in interviews that they had been working on new material. In an interview, Hawkins had said that Grohl was in the process of writing some new material while he was out on tour with his side project.

Late last night, the band posted a picture of the master tapes on shelf with labels that read, “Foo Fighters ‘LP 8.'” The caption that accompanied the picture was probably the icing on every Foo Fighter fans’ cake which simply read, “It’s Fucking ON!”

How else would one of the biggest rock bands of now announce their upcoming new album?

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We can all rest assure that the new album will be coming out sometime in 2014, but there’s a slight chance that it might be sooner than most of us think. The band have been hinting at it for almost a year and even Grohl has said before that they had been working on it in secret.

Who knows, maybe they’ll be able to one-up Beyoncé’s secret album release.