15,000 people covered this White Stripes song and it’s so cool
Live music is always better, and when the crowd gets involved, it can be downright spiritual. This band covering The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” is taking this idea to the extreme, and it’s nothing short of badass.
Rockin’ 1000 is a band with — yes, you’re reading this right — over 1,000 members. They’ve proclaimed themselves the world’s biggest band, and we tend to agree with them.
The Rockin’ 1000 recently wrangled all of its members together for a performance in Cesna, Italy — with 15,000 friends helping out on vocals on the White Stripes classic. As you can see, it’s a pretty powerful experience to hear so many people singing in time to the same song.
The band is no stranger to epic covers, having covered Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and The Foo Fighters’ “Learn To Fly” in the past. But it seems like their purpose is more about bringing people together, using their love of music. The shared experiences link the “members” of the band, and it makes for an incredible event.
The Rockin’ 1000’s Twitter is chock full of pictures of people of all sorts playing and singing together, and it’s totally rock and roll.
They are kind of big deal, too. Their cover of “Learn To Fly” went viral and made it all the way back to the Foo Fighters themselves, helping convince the band to do a concert in Italy, according to Uproxx.
Anybody can join the band, and if you’re interested, you can visit their site to sign up. Of course, then y’all might have to change the band name to The Rockin’ 1001.