Foo Fighters Announce Two Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts
The rock community was devastated by the sudden and tragic passing of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins on March 25th at the age of 50. Now, the band have announced two official tribute concerts dedicated to their fallen brother.
The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will go down September 3rd at Wembley Stadium in London and September 27th at The Kia Forum in Inglewood, CA. Each concert will feature an all-star gathering of Hawkins’ friends and collaborators.
Say the band in an official announcment:
“As one of the most respected and beloved figures in modern music, Taylor’s monolithic talent and magnetic personality endeared him to millions of fans, peers, friends and fellow musical legends the world over. Millions mourned his untimely passing on March 25, with passionate and sincere tributes coming from fans as well as musicians Taylor idolized. The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will unite several of those artists, the Hawkins family and of course his Foo Fighters brothers in celebration of Taylor’s memory and his legacy as a global rock icon—his bandmates and his inspirations playing the songs that he fell in love with, and the ones he brought to life.”
The band have also shared an official statement from the Hawkins family, which can be found below.
More information on the shows can be found via Foo Fighters’ website. To keep up to date with details about tickets, the line-up, and on-sale dates, you can sign up for Foo Fighters’ mailing list.
This will be the Foo Fighters’ first live show since announcing that they would be canceling all tour dates to focus on the grieving process, writing in a statement:
“It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirm the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of the staggering loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins. We’re sorry for and share in the disappointment that we won’t be seeing one another as planned. Instead, let’s take this time to grieve, to heal, to pull our loved ones close, and to appreciate all the music and memories we’ve made together.
Everyone at MetalSucks sends their heart out to Hawkins’ family, friends, fans and collaborators. We hope this concert brings them some peace.