Band have not commented on whether they will take the booking
The crowdfunding campaign to bring Foo Fighters to Cornwall has reached its target of £150,000 in just two days. However, the organisers must now convince the band to agree to play a show in the English county.
The campaign allows people to pledge varying amounts of money in return for tickets, T-shirts and other packages, should the pitch be successful. £50 gets you a ticket to the gig, while packages up to £10,000 for a major corporate sponsor are available.
Now that the target has been met, the organisers report that calls are being put in to Foo Fighters’ management to try to arrange a date for the prospective show.
A statement reads: “We did it!! We hit our target of £150,000 in just two days.”
“THANK YOU to all our backers – together we have achieved something really amazing.”
“Emails and calls are going in to the Foo Fighters’ management and Dave Grohl personally right away to show them what we’ve done and to try and get a date confirmed asap. We will keep you posted.”
“Even though we hit our initial target there are still tickets available so please keep pledging or encouraging other people to. The more people who pledge the higher the chances are of the Foo Fighters committing to a date in Cornwall very soon.”
The enterprise follows on from a successful crowdfunded campaign that resulted in the band playing in Richmond, Virginia on September 17. The campaign was helmed by fan Andrew Goldin, who started an online fund to bring the band to the town for the first time since 1998.
Following this, another Kickstarter attempt was launched to bring the band to Birmingham. This campaign has also reached its £150,000 target, however no date has been set for the gig and Foo Fighters are yet to comment on whether they are willing to respond to the demand and play the crowdfunded shows.
Foo Fighters release new album ‘Sonic Highways’ on November 10.
A documentary showing the making of the LP – which was recorded across eight different cities – has also been confirmed to air on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer. The show will start on BBC Four on Sunday, October 26 and will then be split across the two channels.