Taylor Hawkins London Tribute Show to Include Queen’s Brian May, Rush’s Geddy Lee, Dave Chappelle, and More
Earlier this month, globe-spanning rock act Foo Fighters announced that they would be taking part in two tribute concerts to honor the life of their drummer Taylor Hawkins, who passed away in April at 50 years old. Now, a list of the musicians set to appear at the London tribute show has been released, and it includes some of the biggest names in rock history.
According to a new flyer posted to Foo Fighters‘ Facebook, the London tribute to Taylor Hawkins will include appearances from the following:
- Chris Chaney of Jane’s Addiction and Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders
- Stewart Copeland, drummer for The Police
- Liam Gallagher of Oasis
- Jazz and pop producers and composer Omar Hakim
- Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age
- Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders
- Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush
- Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen
- DJ, songwriter, and record producer Mark Ronson
- Rufus Taylor, drummer for The Darkness
- Wolfgang Van Halen
- Hawkins’ cover band Chevy Metal
- And a special appearance by comedian Dave Chappelle
According to the Foos:
“Tickets on sale Friday 17 June at 9am local time.
“The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will benefit charities in the UK chosen by the Hawkins family. Beneficiaries and further details will be announced shortly.”
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.