In an attempt to convince the band Foo fighters to play a show for them, 1,000 musicians from Italy played the band’s iconic song ‘Learn to Fly’ all at once.
In May 2014, the group of musicians thought of a crazy but unique way to convince the band who hadn’t been in Romagna since 1997 to return. Fabio Zaffagnini, the event creator, came up with the outrageous plan.
“We have to organize something that kicks ass worldwide and can be seen by Dave Grohl: We will ask one thousand rockers to play one of their songs, all together and at the same time,” Zaffagnini said.
The group contacted Marco Sabiu to conduct 1,000 musicians. Previously, Sabiu has worked with artists like Madonna, Pavarotti, Take That, Kylie Minogue, and Morricone.
After more than a year of planning, the plan finally materialised in Cesena. Coming from different parts of the country, 1,000 rockers came to the place using their own money to play the song.
“What we did here is a huge, huge miracle. One thousand rockers that came from all over the nation at their own expense, and they just did one song — your song. We ask you, the Foo Fighters, to come play for us,” Zaffagnini explained .
The video has gone viral earning more than 4 million views and 100,000 likes on YouTube.
We’re pretty sure the Foo Fighters wouldn’t dare say no to these rockers.
Watch the awesome video below.
Who are the Foo Fighters
Following the death of Nirvana’s lead singer Kurt Cobain, the band;s drummer Dave Grohl formed the American band Foo Fighters in 1994. The band’s name was taken from several aerial phenomena and UFO’s reported by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II.
Four of the band’s album won Grammy Awards for best rock album. The Foo Fighter’s latest album titled Sonic Highways was released in 2014.