Dave Grohl Believes Crowdfunded Show Could Change How Tours Are Set Up

Andrew Ellis - Author

Nov. 3 2016, Updated 4:34 a.m. ET

Dave Grohl knows nothing stays the same, especially in the ever-changing world of the music industry. He began his career when the way to record music came in the form of tape, and, except for his band’s Grammy-winning albumWasting Light, has continued through the digital era. The next aspect of the business that Grohl believes is possible to change soon is how tours are planned.

This possible reality comes after Grohl and the rest of the band found out about tickets that were sold to a Virginia Foo Fighters show that doesn’t exist yet.

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The story centers on Andrew Goldin of Richmond, Virginia who created a Crowdtilt Open campaign to bring the Foo Fighters back to an area where they hadn’t performed since 1998. Goldin, a freelance copywriter and creative director, worked together with Brig White, John McAdorey, and Lucas Krost to sell 1,400 tickets at a price of $50 each, according to Rolling Stone. The campaign went well as two donors agreed to give all of their tickets away, and Goldin promised that cards would be charged if the show sold out. Also, if the band didn’t end up playing, then everyone would get their money back.

Luckily for them, however, Grohl and his band found out about the tickets for the still-to-be-scheduled show and agreed to play on Twitter:

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It’s something like this that Grohl thinks could change how his band, and others down the road, decide to where to play in the future.

“I’m telling you, it could become the way that bands decide where they want to play,” Grohl said.

Dave Grohl went on to add that if he hears that people want them to play at a certain place it might actually happen, according to NME.com.

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“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.”

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The crowd funded show will likely find a date on the band’s next tour. The Foo Fighters still-untitled new album, which was recorded in eight different studios across the country, hits the streets this fall. It will be accompanied by an eight-part documentary series on HBO called Sonic Highways which Grohl himself directed fresh off the success of his directorial debut of the documentary Sound City.

Rolling Stone also reports that the album had Grohl and his band collaborating with people such as Carrie Underwood and Chuck D.

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