Inspired by a successful bid by fans in Richmond, Virginia, UK Foo Fighters fans are running a crowdsourcing campaign to try get the band to play a concert in Birmingham.
The campaign has raised £114,000 to date, with around 1000 people also having pledged £50 for a ticket should the gig go ahead. Pledgers’ money will only have to be handed over if the show is confirmed.
Campaign organiser Kelly Gaffney argues that crowdfunding shows eliminate the risks of ticket touts taking over events. The campaign page explains: “It would be an honour for true fans to attend the first UK crowdfunded gig, warming up the Foo Fighters ready for their big 2015 UK dates – without a tout in sight. It’s been done before, so let’s do it again.”
£36,000 remains to be raised, with 54 days left to go on the campaign.
Foo Fighters’ new album, Sonic Highways, is slated for release on the 10th of November.