Watch the Foo Fighters' new trailer for the epic love letter documentary We Are The Thousand

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16 May 2022, 10:34

Get ready to have your ears blown. The Foo Fighters documentary We Are The Thousand is coming to a screen near you soon. The 88 minute offering is in Italian with English subtitles and will hit digital outlets on June 3rd and cinemas in the US.

The musical extravaganza chronicles the mission of 1,000 musicians to create the Biggest Rock Band on Earth and follows the ginormous group as they strive to play the classic Learn to Fly, convince Dave Grohl to play a concert in Cesena, Italy, and how the event became a worldwide sensation.

Credit: Breaking Glass Pictures / Blue Fox Entertainment

The musical documentary synopsis reads: "In 2015, Fabio, a marine biologist with a huge passion for rock music, convinced 1,000 musicians from all over Italy to gather in the small town of Cesena to play Learn to Fly, the famous Foo Fighters' hit.

"His aim was to convince Dave Grohl, the leader of the band, to come and play in his town. A video clip of the performance together with Fabio’s speech was published on YouTube, where it was viewed more than 50 million times.

"Soon afterward, Dave Grohl got the message and he decided to make the dream of the thousand come true by bringing the Foo Fighters to play in the village of Cesena. That was the beginning of an incredible adventure that created the largest community of rock music lovers, and changed the lives of many people. Forever."

“Blue Fox Entertainment is thrilled to partner with Breaking Glass Pictures on this unique look behind the largest rock band in history”, said James Huntsman founder of Blue Fox Entertainment.

“This film showcases what working together, and a love for rock music, can achieve”, said Rich Wolff, CEO at Breaking Glass Pictures.

“We Are The Thousand is the perfect title to begin our newfound partnership with Blue Fox.”

“Teaming with Breaking Glass Pictures and Blue Fox Entertainment is exciting and the perfect fit for us”, said producer Simone Catania. 

“US audiences have connected with We Are The Thousand from day one. And now with an Audience Award from our North American Premiere at SXSW, our most favourite festival in the world, we are coming full circle and are thrilled to have the film released widely in North America.”

We can't wait.