Foo Fighters invite fan onstage to cover Rush’s ‘Tom Sawyer’ – watch

Band continue their tradition of bringing members of the crowd onstage in Canada

Foo Fighters brought another fan onstage last night (August 13) to perform during a gig in Canada.

The band were joined by an audience member for their cover of Rush’s ‘Tom Sawyer’ at the show in Edmonton. You can watch footage of the performance above.

As the fan stepped up to sing, frontman Dave Grohl, who is still nursing a broken leg, joked: “Welcome to my nightmare.”

The band have brought members of the audience onstage to perform on a number of occasions in recent months.

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Last month the band invited Anthony Bifolchi to play drums on ‘Big Me’ at a gig in Toronto.

In May, Foo Fighters also brought an eight-year-old fan onstage to duet on ‘Times Like These’ at Old Trafford after Grohl spotted him singing the 2002 single.

Meanwhile, the band recently agreed to play a gig in Cesena, northern Italy after 1,000 fans learned to play the band’s song ‘Learn To Fly’.

A video recently surfaced of 1,000 local musicians – drummers, vocalists and guitarists – covering the 1999 Foo Fighters track.

The performance was part of a campaign by fans in the Italian city to get Grohl and his bandmates to play a gig in the local area.

Foo Fighters later took to Twitter to post messages that read “How nice, Cesena” and “See you soon” (translated from Italian). The tweets seemed to suggest the band will indeed play a gig in Cesena.

Other fan campaigns in recent months have proven successful, most notably in the town of Richmond in Virginia, USA when a petition led to a gig from the band.