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


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

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

On September 25th the campaign reached its £150,000 goal, with 54 days remaining 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.

“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.”

“It sort of changes the game,” said Grohl. “For the past 20 years we always decided who we’re going to play with and where we’re going to play. But now, if we hear that people want us to come somewhere, maybe we’ll come there.”

Watch this space for further updates…


Photos – Katja Ogrin

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