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Foo Fighters returning to Richmond thanks to crowdfunding effort

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

The plan was simple: Sell tickets to a concert that doesn't exist, and see if the Foo Fighters would agree to play.

Well, it worked. Thanks to crowdfunding, hundreds in Central Virginia asked the Foo Fighters to come back to Richmond, and the band said yes. Do you, have your ticket?

The last time the bad played here was 16 years ago, May 17, 1998. France was hosting the World Cup, a Clinton was in the White House, and everyone was just getting used to Windows 98. Fast forward to 2014, when a group of Foo Fighters fans in Richmond created a crowdfunding site to lure the band here for another concert.

Word spread thanks to the site, and the backers raised more than $70,000 in ticket sales. The Foo Fighters took notice, and tweeted their response: "See ya soon... Let's have a good time #RVA."

Who's hosting the 1,400 people, and when will we welcome the Foo Fighters back to Richmond?We'll keep you posted...

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