Foo Fighters have finally responded to the thousands of fans in Cesena, Italy who all came together to simultaneously cover the band’s hit ‘Learn to Fly’ in a viral video back in July.
The video became a viral hit, gaining over 25 million views since it was first uploaded on 30th July. Shortly after the video gained popularity, it was brought to Dave Grohl’s attention, who later praised the effort of the 1,000 fans and promised that Foo Fighters would play a gig at some point in Cesena – as asked in the spectacular display.
Grohl has now issued another statement confirming the band’s promised gig, which will take place at Carisport in Cesena on 3rd November. In the statement, Grohl said: “I’ll never forget that day my phone was flooded with texts from friends, all saying ‘Have you seen this???’, ‘Amazing!’, ‘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.” He continued. “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 in my entire life. Ever since that day we have been looking forward to this incredible experience. We are beyond excited and 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.”
Watch the now famous ‘Learn to Fly’ video below.