Foo Fighters Announce Gig In Cesena, Italy After Epic Learn To Fly Cover Video
The Italian city created a video with 1,000 musicians playing the hit Foos track.
Foo Fighters have announced they will play a gig in Cesena, Italy, after the city created a viral video dedicated to the band.
The video saw 1,000 musicians and vocalists gather to play their 1999 hit, Learn To Fly, in a bid to have them perform in their hometown.
Luckily, it became an overnight success, and Dave Grohl responded in his best Italian, thanking the fans for the "bello" video.
The band promised to reward the city, and now it looks like they've kept to their promise, confirming a gig on 3 November.
What a band.
Dave Grohl also broke the news on the Foo Fighters' official website, with a lengthy post revealing he was "moved to tears" by the video, which he only looked at after persistent messages from his friends.
The statement read:
"I’ll never forget that day that my phone was flooded with texts from friends, all saying “Have you seen this???”, “Amazing!”, “So insane!” with an anonymous YouTube link attached. Assuming it was just another “CAT GETTING STUCK IN A PAPER BAG” video, I didn’t bite at first, but after the 10,000th message, I clicked the link and was absolutely blown away by what I saw. To see so many people put so much time, and effort, and love into making music moved me to tears. And the fact that it was a Foo Fighters song…well…it’s hard to put into words how humbled that made me feel. It is without a doubt one of the most beautiful experiences of my entire life. I walked outside, sat on the grass, turned my camera on and immediately responded (in my best broken Italian)
“Stiamo arrivando! Prometto!”
Ever since that day we have been looking forward to this incredible experience. We’re happy to finally announce that it will happen on 3 November at Carisport
We are beyond excited an honored to come play for Cesena. An experience like this comes once in a lifetime, so I’m looking forward to a once in a lifetime show.
Ci vediamo presto, Cesena!
When organiser, Fabio Zaffagnini, saw the response in July, he told The Guardian he "cried like a baby", so we fully expect him to be in floods of right tears now.
See the incredible moment 1,000 fans played Learn To Fly again below: