If you really want a Foo Fighters show in your hometown, it would appear that you can get one, as long as you’re able to round up enough people for some sort of spectacular online stunt. After the band played a crowdfunded club show in Richmond, Virginia, a fan in the small Italian town Cesena got together 1,000 people to cover the band’s song “Learn To Fly” and made an ecstatic, oddly stunning video out of it. This was all an attempt to get the band to come to town, and it looks like it worked. On the band’s Facebook page, they’ve confirmed that they will indeed play an 11/3 show — that’s in just a couple of weeks! — at Cesena’s Carisport. And Dave Grohl has written about how awesome it was to see the video. Below, read what Grohl had to see and watch the original video.
I’ll never forget that day that my phone was flooded with texts from friends, all saying “Have you seen this???”, “Amazing!”, “So insane!” with an anonymous YouTube link attached. Assuming it was just another “CAT GETTING STUCK IN A PAPER BAG” video, I didn’t bite at first, but after the 10,000th message, I clicked the link and was absolutely blown away by what I saw. To see so many people put so much time, and effort, and love into making music moved me to tears. And the fact that it was a Foo Fighters song…well…it’s hard to put into words how humbled that made me feel. It is without a doubt one of the most beautiful experiences of my entire life. I walked outside, sat on the grass, turned my camera on and immediately responded (in my best broken Italian)
“Stiamo arrivando! Prometto!”
Ever since that day we have been looking forward to this incredible experience. We’re happy to finally announce that it will happen on 3 November at Carisport
We are beyond excited an honored to come play for Cesena. An experience like this comes once in a lifetime, so I’m looking forward to a once in a lifetime show.
Ci vediamo presto, Cesena!
Your move, every other town.