Just a few months after a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdtilt raised nearly $70,000 to bring Foo Fights to Richmond, Virginia, the famous rock band announced on Twitter the date of the highly anticipated concert on Wednesday (September 3rd).
As previously reported, freelance creative director and copywriter, Andrew Goldin launched the campaign in March and the funders were going towards bringing Foo Fighters back to Richmond for their first show since 1998.
Goldin, along with fellow organizers Brig White, McAdorey and Lucas Krost, decided to sell 1,400 tickets at $50 a piece in order to convince the band to return. In an effort to push the campaign along, two local businesses, Brown’s Volkswagen and Sugar Shack Donuts, each donated $5,000 and is planning to give away all their tickets.
In its pitch, Goldin wrote, “Rather than waiting, and waiting and waiting, for our favorite band to come to us, we’re making it happen. We’re selling [tickets] to a Foo Fights concert that the band doesn’t have scheduled yet in 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 [tickets], spread the word, and let’s make some rock-n-roll history.”
Answering their Richmond fans’ prayers, Foo Fighters tweeted:
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) September 3, 2014
Meanwhile, the band is currently working on their eighth full-length album Sonic Highways, which will hit stores on November 10th, along with preparing for the debut of their upcoming HBO documentary.
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