The Foo Fighters Are Down to Play DIY Show In Virginia

Few bands have been as fiercely loyal to their garage rock roots as the Foo Fighters. Perhaps no other mainstream rock band has shown the sort commitment to fans, the independent music scene and the general je ne sais quoi of rock in general as Dave Grohl and Co, who walk the line between global superstars and rock and roll uncles with delightful dexterity. Case in point, the case of a Foo fan named Andrew Goldin, who was disappointed when his hometown of Richmond, Va. was looked over yet again by the Foo Fighters on their next tour. The Foo Fighters haven’t played Virginia since 1998, and Goldin decided to take things into his own hands.

He started selling tickets to a Foo Fighters show that didn’t exist. 1,400 tickets at $50 a pop, all managed through an online crowdfunding site called Crowdhoster. The idea was that, by selling enough tickets, he could show the Foo boys what they were missing out on by passing on Virginia. Well, the show sold out and Foo Fighters have clearly taken notice. It’s unclear from the tweet whether the band plans to schedule their own show in Richmond or they’ll actually play Goldin’s 1,400-capacity show (which could very well be the smallest show Foo Fighters have ever played.) Either way, it’s another reminder that the Foo Fighters seem like genuinely good guys …

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