Frontier Touring has today announced that the Foo Fighters will play a last minute intimate and exclusive benefit show at the Auckland Town Hall this Friday February 20 with all profits going to The New Zealand Music Foundation.
Tickets are on sale from 12pm tomorrow from Ticketmaster with a number of special conditions to ensure this is a unique, one-off, not to be missed event for any true fan of the band.
The Foo Fighters have a long history of supporting a variety of causes, including charities that seek to promote the role music plays in improving our lives and that help people in the music industry. In January, the band celebrated lead singer Dave Grohl's 46th birthday with a sellout concert at the LA Forum benefiting music education and those experiencing hardship and distress in the US music industry.
Their commitment to good causes was vividly illustrated in New Zealand in March 2011, where they played an epic one-off three hour benefit concert to a sell-out crowd 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 says: "We’re honoured 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."