Crowdfunder campaign to bring Foo Fighters to Cornwall raises nearly £100,000 in two days

The band previously agreed to play a crowdfunded show in Richmond, Virginia

A Crowdfunder campaign to bring Foo Fighters to Cornwall has raised nearly £100,000 of its £150,000 target in two days.

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.

The website states, “We do not know the date or venue for this gig at this stage. The Foo Fighters’ management are aware of this campaign and if (when!) it is successful we will begin negotiations for a date in their schedule. We will aim for a date on the 2015 tour but we will also consider 2016 as we think this would be worth waiting for. If we are unable to secure a date in 2015 or 2016 by February 28th, 2015 your pledges will not be collected.”

The campaign follows on from a successful crowdfunded campaign that saw the band, fronted by Dave Grohl, play in Richmond, Virginia in the United States on September 17. The campaign was helmed by fan Andrew Goldin, who started an online campaign to bring the band to the town for the first time since 1998.

Following this, another Kickstarter campaign 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 confirm that it will definitely take place.

Meanwhile, the band are gearing up to 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.