RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Would you buy a ticket to a concert that does not exist? A group of music fans in Richmond is counting on it.
The group, which calls itself 'Help bring the Foo Fighters back to RVA!', is selling 1,400 Foo Fighters concert tickets in the hopes that the band appreciates the grassroots effort and schedules a show in Richmond.
"They're awesome and we're all really big fans and they do a lot of fun stuff," organizer Andrew Goldin said about the effort. "We can really see them being flattered and into the idea."
The Foo Fighters last played RVA in 1998.
"When we thought of the idea it seemed like it would be a blast to try," Goldin said. "We all love Rock-n-Roll and a good challenge. Well this gives us both."
Tickets are $50 each. Goldin said if they cannot sell out the show or if the band says no, everyone gets their money back.
"There's zero risk. Either the band will come and play and you'll get what you paid for or they won't come and everyone gets every penny back," he said. "We're not making a dime off this. In fact, we'll never even see the money. Crowdhoster (the crowd funding site we're using) holds on to all money and then if the show happens, the money will be transferred to the band, venue, etc."
Here's a video the group put together that explains the details or click here to visit the group's Foo Fighters concert page.
In addition to Goldin, other members of the 'Help bring the Foo Fighters back to RVA!' include Richmonders Brig White, John McAdorey and Lucas Krost.