Foo Fighters fans reach £150,000 Kickstarter funding target for Birmingham gig

Fans want the band to play a show in the Midlands next year

Foo Fighters fans have reached their Kickstarter funding target, in a campaign to get the band to play a gig in the city.

Following the lead of fans in Richmond, Virginia earlier this month, the people behind the Kickstarter aim to bring Dave Grohl and his band to the Midlands for a one-off gig.

Earlier today (September 25), the campaign reached its £150,000 goal, with 54 days still to go of the Kickstarter. A pledge of £50 was required to get a ticket to the prospective gig.

A statement published on the Kickstarter page explains that the gig could take place in 2015, following the release of Foo Fighters’ new album ‘Sonic Highways’ and that crowdfunding eradicates the threat of touts taking tickets away from fans.

The statement reads: “We are raising funds to produce a fan funded show within the UK as part of the 2015 tour after the release of Foo Fighters’ album Sonic Highways. The aim is for this to be held in Birmingham UK; the venue could change depending on capacity restrictions but will be clearly communicated to all backers prior to any changes.

“If all tickets are backed, we will raise a minimum of £150,000 which at the current exchange rate equates to $245,000 (subject to change). Every penny of this will be going into the project (minus any transaction fees and handling costs generated by creating the event). Every member of the team running the project will be doing so free of charge – this is a Not For Profit project.”

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