Remember that video that went viral last year of 1,000 musicians in Cesena, Italy covering Foo Fighters‘ Learn To Fly?
That incredible video prompted the Foos to head to Cesena and put on a show, which I guess was the ultimate goal.
I get the impression now, however, that this might become a regular thing for the people of Cesena. I say that because last weekend, the Rockin’ 1000 festival happened in Cesena. Again, it was a group of 1,000 musicians, but this time they played a set of 17 songs to 15,000 fans that had gathered to watch.
— Rockin’1000 (@rockin_1000) July 31, 2016
One of the songs on the setlist was The White Stripes‘ Seven Nation Army, and while we’re still waiting for the *OFFICIAL* video, there is already a video of this particular performance floating around the internet.
The impression I get is that performances like this are going to be a somewhat regular thing now. If you look at Rockin’ 1000’s Facebook page, it lists last Sunday’s date as “The first concert of the biggest rock band on Earth,” which would suggest that there are more shows in the works, although it’s hard to imagine a band with 1,000 members going on tour. Perhaps it will just be an annual thing in Cesena from now on, since it was very nearly a year to the date after the original Foo Fighters tribute video was made.
If you’re feeling adventurous and would like to get involved in the band, there’s an application form you can fill out on Rockin’ 1000’s website.
Now if you’re thinking this video will be enough to get The White Stripes to reunite and play there, I wouldn’t hold your breath. Besides, Jack White is too busy doing cool stuff like becoming the first person to play a record in space… kind of.