Back in April, a campaign was launched on Crowdhoster to bring the Foo Fighters back to Richmond, Virginina, just 90 miles south of Dave Grohl’s hometown and a city the band hadn’t played since 1998. The site was able to sell 1,400 tickets to the then-nonexistent show at $50 a piece, campaign co-founder Andrew Golden saying “The band seems to have so much fun with themselves that we really think it may happen… We have reason to believe they know about it at this point. We haven’t been shut down, so that’s a good sign, right?”
The band did, in fact, find out about the crowdfunding efforts and announced via Twitter their agreement to play the show in a 1,500 capacity venue on September 17th. Check out the tweet from the band below.
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) September 3, 2014
The Foos’ eighth studio album, Sonic Highways, is due out on November 10th. Could this crowdfunded show yield the first tastes of the album longer than eight seconds? If you’re interested in the several eight second clips available on the internet, click here or here and check out the trailer for Grohl’s HBO documentary, which features a longer taste of new music, below.