Frontman enthuses about online campaign that led to band playing date in Richmond, Virginia
Dave Grohl has said that crowd-funded gigs could represent the future of live music, suggesting that Foo Fighters would play more shows similar to their upcoming date in America which was entirely funded by fans.
Foo Fighters will play a gig in Richmond, Virginia later this year following a campaign by fan Andrew Goldin, who started an online campaign to bring the band to the town for the first time since 1998, as previously reported on NME.COM.
Speaking to South African radio station 5FM, Grohl enthused about the method that led to the gig booking and suggested Foo Fighters could play similar shows down the line. “I’m telling you, it could become the way that bands decide where they want to play,” Grohl said.
“It’s a fun thing; it sort of changes the game. For the past 20 years we always decided who we’re going to play with and where we’re going to play. But now, if we hear that people want us to come somewhere, maybe we’ll come there.”
The new Foo Fighters album will be released this November. The album is currently untitled but was recorded in eight different studios in eight states across America. It will be accompanied by mini series Sonic Highways, broadcast on HBO, which will document the recording progress. Dave Grohl will operate as director on the project, following his Sound City documentary of 2013.