Dave Grohl Says Crowdsourced Shows May ‘Change the Game’ of Touring

By Jon Blistein Dave Grohl said the fan-orchestrated and crowdfunded concert the Foo Fighters agreed to play in Richmond, Virginia could be the future of how bands plan their tours in a new interview with South African radio station 5FM. “I’m telling you, it could become the way that bands decide where they want to play,” Grohl said. “It’s a fun thing; it sort of changes the game. For the past 20 years we always decided who we’re going to play with and where we’re going to play. But now, if we hear that people want us to come somewhere, maybe we’ll come there.” “Good tour promoters have always known where bands should play, but few artists or labels were willing to listen to the truth. They wanted to believe that they could play anywhere and find an audience to sustain their efforts. Too many bands to count were destroyed due to such hubris.” Read the full article here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dave-grohl-says-crowdsourced-shows-may-change-the-game-of-touring-20140703

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