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In response to the recent natural disasters in Christchurch, New Zealand and Brisbane, Australia, the Foo Fighters have stepped in to raise funds for the relief work in those two countries.
After New Zealand's earthquake and Australia's floods, frontman Dave Grohl promised that he and his band would do something special to help. "Every little bit counts and I hope that we can see you soon and do what we can to bring a little bit of happiness back into your lives," Grohl said on the band's website.
To help in the relief efforts, the Foo Fighters held a charity concert in New Zealand with ticket sales and merchandise profits going directly to the New Zealand Government's Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.
When all was said and done, the band had raised NZ$354,903 for the charity. The Foo Fighters also played a show in Australia to benefit the victims of floods that devastated the city of Brisbane. The concert raised AUD$770,717 for the relief efforts.