Rockers Foo Fighters have set a date for their first gig in Richmond, Virginia since 1998 after a fan in the town launched a campaign to bring the band back.

Andrew Goldin hit the Internet to kickstart a crowd-funded gig and now Dave Grohl and his bandmates are planning to perform for the people who donated to the cause.

A tweet from the band, posted on Wednesday (03Sep14), confirmed both the date and the venue, together with the note, "Let’s do it. If you pledged, check your email for details!"

The gig will take place at Richmond's National Theatre on 17 September (14).