The Foo Fighters are headed to New Zealand for a last minute benefit show!
According to Look To The Stars, the band will play at the Auckland Town Hall on Friday, February 20 with all profits going to The New Zealand Music Foundation.
The band played most recently in New Zealand in March 2011, where they played a three hour benefit sold out concert at the Auckland Town Hall to help raise funds for the Christchurch Earthquake recovery. Later that year Dave Grohl promised: “You have my word that the next time we come back to this city, we’ll play that Town Hall again.”
“We’re delighted, overwhelmed and proud!” said New Zealand Music Foundation General Manager Peter Dickens. “Last year we were able to help over 15,000 people in towns and cities all over New Zealand. We work with music projects in hospices, hospitals, schools, youth organisations and many community groups. This concert will allow us to take our work to more people in need in even more places throughout the country and we are incredibly grateful to the Foo Fighters and Frontier Touring for making this possible.”
New Zealand Music Foundation Chair of Trustees, Campbell Smith said, “We’re honored and very proud that the Foo Fighters have chosen to perform in support of The Foundation this Friday night. Dave Grohl once said “I honestly feel like if music were more a part of our daily lives, this would be a better place”. We intend to take his inspiration and the Foo Fighters’ generous support and make a real difference through the magic of music to the lives of those in need in New Zealand.”
Music really does matter! Kudos to the Foo Fighters for doing this last minute show!