Determined fans, raising money to see the Foo Fighters performing live in their town or city is becoming a common occurrence, especially now in the UK.
The first campaign appeared in America with a group of fans raising money to bring the Foo Fighters to their town – despite at first the band being completely unaware it was happening.
Dave Grohl and the band of course agreed to play the show for the fans who had campaigned to bring them to their city after raising thousands upon thousands of dollars.
The band, who to begin with were unaware this had happened, commented and said that they believe that crowd-funded shows could be a thing of the future and it looks to be that way.
The second occurrence that we know of was in Birmingham in the UK with another group of Foo Fighters fans raising raised £90,000 via another campaign to get their very own show.
Now, a bunch of fans in Cornwall have raised around £160,000 in the space of two days over their £150,000 target via Crowdfunder to bring the band to the county.
Those who wanted to contribute were asked to pay £50 which would get them a ticket should the US rockers take up the offer – which we can’t see them refusing.
A statement was released on Crowdfunder which said: “We do not know the date or venue for this gig at this stage. The Foo Fighters’ management are aware of this campaign and if (when!) it is successful we will begin negotiations for a date in their schedule.”
“We will aim for a date on the 2015 tour but we will also consider 2016 as we think this would be worth waiting for. If we are unable to secure a date in 2015 or 2016 by February 28, 2015 your pledges will not be collected.”
The reason we see these working is because the campaigns are providing fans with tickets for a show that the Foo Fighters only have to confirm a date and a venue for at their leisure.
Foo Fighters fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the band’s eighth studio album ‘Sonic Highways’ in November and later this month a documentary will air in the US of the same name.
It’s now been confirmed that the BBC will air the special eight part series with BBC Four showing episodes one, two, seven and eight.
Meanwhile episodes three to six will air on BBC iPlayer. Episode one will premiere on BBC Four on the 26th of October so make sure you don’t miss out!