1000 musicians play Foo Fighters’ ‘Learn To Fly’ in bid to lure band into Italy gig – watch

See latest attempt by fans into coercing Dave Grohl into visiting their town

1000 musicians have played ‘Learn To Fly’ in a bid to get Foo Fighters to come and play in Cesena, Italy.

Created by Fabio Zaffagnini, the video shows 1000 musicians, comprised of drummers, vocalists and guitarists playing the 1999 Foo Fighters track.

The performance is part of a campaign by fans in the Italian town to get Dave Grohl and his bandmates to come and play a gig in the local area. 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 tiny gig from the band.


Watch 1000 musicians perform ‘Learn To Fly’ below.

Meanwhile, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has spoken of his happiness that Florence And The Machine stepped up to headline last month’s Glastonbury Festival as his band were forced to pull out of the slot.

The US band had been scheduled to headline the Friday night of the Worthy Farm event, announcing the week prior that they were unable to perform due to Grohl suffering an injury at a show in Sweden.

Speaking in a recent interview, Grohl revealed that he first met singer Florence Welch “ages ago” and that the pair “immediately hit it off”.

Foo Fighters will return to the UK later this year for a series of replacement live dates.


Grohl and co will play two shows at Milton Keynes Bowl on September 5 and 6. Iggy Pop will support the band at the gigs.

They will also play Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium on September 8. Royal Blood and Honeyblood will open for that show.