1,000 Foo Fighters Fans in Italy to Play “Learn to Fly” Simultaneously

Image Courtesy of Ringo StarrA group of Italian Foo Fighters fans have launched a crowd-funding campaign to get the band to play a show in Italy's Romagna region.  The plan is to have 1,000 people simultaneously play the Foos' 1999 single, "Learn to Fly," which they hope will inspire Dave Grohl and company to play their home region.  The campaign is aiming to raise 40,000 euros in order to fund the project.

This isn't the first time fans have turned to crowd-funding to get the Foo Fighters to play their city.  Earlier this year, a group in Richmond, Virginia, began to sell tickets to a Foo Fighters show in their city, even though the gig wasn't scheduled by the band.  The campaign worked, and the Foos played their first show in Richmond in more than 15 years.

A group in the U.K. also launched a campaign asking the Foo Fighters to play the city of Birmingham.  While the campaign was fully funded, the band has yet to announce a Birmingham show.  As for Foo Fighters shows that are actually scheduled, you can find all touring information at FooFighters.com.

In other news, Foo Fighters stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night to perform their song "I Am a River," from their latest album, Sonic Highways.  The band was accompanied by a string section as they ripped through the New York City-inspired track.

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