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- Posted on Apr 1st 2008 12:00PM by John D. Luerssen
The station, which had apparently planned to play the band's album on a tape deck in the venue, claims it only expected around fifty listeners to show up. Instead, word spread nationwide and when the station learned that Foos fans were planning to attend in droves, it took to the airwaves to express regret and urge them against attending. Music lovers had reportedly taken the day off from work, with some even booking last minute flights into Auckland for the supposed acoustic gig.
Dreamed up by the station's promotions department in the absence of the station's program director Brad King, who had been on vacation, the PD described the fallout to reporters as "absolute carnage" adding, "on behalf of the Rock, I sincerely apologize for this misinformation. Contracts have been terminated and heads have rolled. This is what happens when fools plan April Fool's jokes."
The Foo Fighters just wrapped a Canadian tour last Sunday night and will resume live work in Tokyo on April 13. There are Auckland gigs set for the near future, when the group rocks the Vector Arena on May 5 and 6.