Long noted for being one of the most amiable people in rock music, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl proved how well deserved his reputation is during the band’s recent concert in Sydney.
While performing a show on Wednesday night, Grohl noticed an unusual request on a fan’s banner, and graciously obliged. After the message caught Grohl’s eye, according to the Daily Mail, he stopped the concert, revealing to the 80,000 Foo Fighters fans in attendance exactly what the sign said.
“There’s a guy in the front row, he’s got a sign that says ‘drum stick for a blind guy’,” Grohl announced.
Calling out to drummer Taylor Hawkins, Grohl procured a drumstick, handing it to the overjoyed fan. The band then powered forward through their set, as the audience cheered them on.
— Edwina Pickles (@EdwinaPickles) February 26, 2015
As the Daily Telegraph points out, the Foo Fighters have returned to Australia for the first time since 2011. In that year, Dave Grohl and company played a sold out stadium tour in support of their album Wasting Light. Currently on the Australian leg of their Sonic Highways tour, the band began their trek at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on Tuesday. The Foo Fighters are set to continue on to Melbourne, Tasmania, and Adelaide before ending their run on the continent in Perth on March 8.
As the Foo Fighters have set out on their current worldwide tour, the band has dedicated part of each set to classic tunes that inspired them, with Grohl belting out songs like Kiss’ Detroit Rock City, Van Halen’s Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love and AC/DC’s Let There Be Rock. As the Inquisitr has previously reported, Grohl and his band have even performed Queen and David Bowie’s iconic collaboration Under Pressure as part of their current tour.
Earlier this week, a social media campaign sprung up online with the goal of getting Grohl to dedicate the song My Hero to a young Australian boy at the Sydney concert. Blake Roberts, 12, passed away earlier this month after battling leukemia and septicemia, and Grohl’s song was played at his funeral last week. Though Grohl didn’t dedicate the song to Roberts, the boy’s family was invited to join the band backstage in a VIP area.
— Gordon MacMillan (@gordonmacmillan) February 25, 2015
Serving as the frontman and bandleader of the Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl has also performed as a member of Nirvana and Them Crooked Vultures, amid contributions to many other projects.
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