With the digital age, things have changed with music. How we buy it. How we listen. How we find out about the bands we love and discover new groups that will be the next big thing. And now it could change how bands pick where they'll go on their tours.
A crowdfunding campaign recently sold tickets to a Foo Fighters show that wasn't even booked yet, promising people tickets if they donated $50 each. It got the attention of local businesses in Richmond, Virginia, who also donated and said they would give their tickets away. The ball kept rolling from there and eventually it grew so big that the Foo Fighters agreed to play their first show in Richmond since 1998!
And it's still something that's been on Dave Grohl's mind. He was speaking to 5FM, a radio station in South Africa, and said this could be the way of touring in the future for bands.
"It's a fun thing; it sort of changes the game. For the past 20 years we always decided who we're going to play with and where we're going to play. But now, if we hear that people want us to come somewhere, maybe we'll come there!"
The Foo Fighters will be touring for their next record and going all over the place to the big cities where they'll sell out the shows, but what about the other spots? This definitely gives them a chance to have Dave and the boys come to town as well instead of having to drive for hours to the nearest town they'll play in.