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Foo Fighters perform in Italy after 1,000 fans invited them through viral video

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Foo Fighters are a band that keep its word. After 1,000 fans and local musicians in Cesena, Italy invited the group to perform in their hometown by playing “Learn To Fly” in a video that went viral, Dave Grohl and co. made their way to the small city for a show at Carisport on Tuesday night.

Fresh off their huge summer tour, Foo Fighters invited the video’s organizers onstage to to play “Under Pressure.” Other covers included “Another One Bites The Dust” and “God Save The Queen.”

“To see you people, singing our song for the whole f—ing world, to me, it’s the greatest moment of my life,” Grohl told the crowd, according to fan-shot footage. “Of course we couldn’t say no, we had to come. You trapped us, we had to come here. I hope you do the same thing for U2, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Rage Against the Machine, do it for all rock bands. And if they say no, you know what you say? Vaffanculo!

Rockin’ 1,000, the organizers of the video that convinced Foo Fighters to come to Italy, met with the band backstage, and apparently after the official show, Dave Grohl played an after-party for the group.

Here’s the original “Learn to Fly” video: