Watch Foo Fighters Play the Italian City That Made Crazy Viral Video to Invite Them
Grohl invited some of the stars of the 'Learn to Fly' vid onstage during the marathon concert.
Three months ago, a video featuring a thousand Italians begging the Foo Fighters to play their city went viral. Tuesday night (Nov. 3) this very random dream came true, as one of the biggest rock bands in the world played a marathon set in Cesena, Italy. What a time to be alive.
Appropriately, the set opened with “Learn to Fly,” the song covered by a thousand musicians in the video that launched the whole affair. Later on, Dave Grohl spotted the mohawked drummer from the video in the crowd and invited him onstage to drum on a cover of Queen’s “Under Pressure.” Check it out below:
According to Setlist.fm, the concert also included covers of Rush’s ‘Tom Sawyer,” Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust,” the Sex Pistols’ “God Save the Queen, and Pink Floyd’s “In the Flesh?” There were also plenty of old Foo Fighters songs -- three in fact, from their 1995 self-titled debut.
Watch Grohl address the crowd early in the show:
“To see you people, singing our song for the whole fucking world, to me, it’s the greatest moment of my life," Grohl beamed. He added that he hoped Cesena would do "the same thing for U2, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Rage Against the Machine -- do it for all rock bands.”
The Foos’ European tour wraps Nov. 19. A mysterious countdown on their website is set to expire four days later. Could an announcement about a new album be coming? Listen to Sonic Highways producer Butch Vig on Billboard’s Alt in Our Stars podcast for an interview on what might be coming next.