Dave Grohl: 'Crowdfunded Shows Could Become the Way Bands Decide Where to Play'

artist: Dave Grohl date: 07/04/2014 category: general music news

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Dave Grohl: 'Crowdfunded Shows Could Become the Way Bands Decide Where to Play'
After Foo Fighters agreed to perform on a fan-organized crowdfunded show in Richmond, Virginia, frontman Dave Grohl described such an approach as the potential future of concert organizing.

"I'm telling you, it could become the way that bands decide where they want to play," Dave told 5FM (via Rolling Stone). "It's a fun thing; it sort of changes the game.

"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," he added.

As for the mentioned show, the concert was organized by freelance creative director and copywriter Andrew Goldin, who started selling $50 tickets for a non-existent Foos gig, promising donors they will only be charged if the show is sold out and the band agrees to perform.

Needless to say, Grohl and co. agreed to rock Richmond for the first time since 1998, possibly marking the beginning of future for rock touring.
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