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Foo Fighters announce date of crowd-sourced Richmond concert

RICHMOND, Va. – The wait is over, the Foo Fighters are coming back to Richmond.

“We are psyched to let you know the show has been confirmed for Wednesday, September 17th at the National Theater,” concert organizer Andrew Goldin emailed people who bought a $50 ticket to the concert BEFORE the band announced plans to play here. “An intimate show just for the people who pledged!”

People who bought tickets were emailed instructions on how and where to pick up wristbands giving them access to the concert.

Earlier this year Goldin and his friends, who called themselves ‘Help bring the Foo Fighters back to RVA!,’ started selling $50 tickets to a concert that did not yet exist. The group hoped to raise $70,000 in a few weeks to convince the band Richmond deserved a concert.

It worked. The Foo Fighters have not played in Richmond since 1998.

While no tickets are available to purchase, CBS 6 will have two tickets to give away for the Foo Fighters concert. Stay tuned for details.

Click here if you have an idea you’d like to share on the best way to give away those two tickets.

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