Posted on by Walter Bryant

It’s hard to say we’ve seen anything more musically-epic than this; in an attempt to get The Foo Fighters to come to Italy, one-thousand Italian musicians assembled to perform, in unison, The Foo Fighter’s “Learn to Fly”. Organized by Fabio Zaffagnini, the mega-band was supported through a crowdfunding campaign started in May 2014, to convince Foo Fighters to play in Cesena. After raising nearly $50,000, Zaffagnini sifted through thousands of audition videos to assemble his “Rockin 1000” group at Cesena’s Hippodrome Park. The band was composed of 350 guitarists, 250 singers, 250 drummers and 150 bassists, and led by Marco Sabiu, who previously worked with Ennio Morricone and Luciano Pavarotti.

Fabio Zaffagnini says:

“Italy’s a country where dreams cannot easily come true, but it’s a land of passion and creativity. What we did here is just a huge, huge miracle… Our call is to ask you, the Foo Fighters, to come and play for us, to come and play in here, to give a concert to all of us in Cesena.”