It’s official — 17th September is now known as “Foo Fighters Day” in Richmond, Virginia. The declaration comes ahead of the band’s crowdfunded gig in the city tonight, which will see them play their first show there since 1998.
As reported by Rolling Stone, city mayor Dwight C. Jones today stamped the proclamation (below), which reads, “I, Dwight C. Jones, Mayor of the City of Richmond, Virginia, do hereby proclaim Wednesday, September 17, 2014 as “FOO FIGHTERS DAY RVA”.” Which means it’s still technically Foo Fighters Day in those parts.
The proclamation cites the efforts of Andrew Goldin, Brig White, John McAdorey and Lucas Krost, the fellas behind the Crowdhoster campaign which brought Foo Fighters back to Richmond, which is nearby to frontman Dave Grohl’s hometown.
Their ‘Bring Foo Fighters Back To RVA’ campaign began without the Foo Fighters knowledge, successfully raised almost $70,000USD, according to the campaign’s Crowdhoster page, and resulted in the band agreeing to perform the previously unscheduled concert.
The crowdfunded gig will take place at The National venue in Richmond, Virginia tonight (EDT).
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Mayor Dwight C. Jones’ Proclamation