Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts Announced by Foo Fighters
Following the loss of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins in March, the band and Hawkins’ family have announced tribute performances in London and Los Angeles in September. The shows will take place on September 3 at Wembley Stadium in London and September 27 at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles.
“We consider every band member and the wider Foo Fighters team our family,” Hawkins’ wife Alison said in a statement, thanking fans “for the outpouring of affection each and every one of you have shown our darling Taylor.”
A full lineup for the gigs will be announced soon, according to the release; a representative for the band did not immediately respond to Variety’s concerns about who, if anyone, will be playing drums for Foo Fighters.
Hawkins died on March 25 while on tour in Colombia with the band; no cause of death has been given.
The band’s announcement, as well as Alison Hawkins’ message, may be found in full below.
THE TAYLOR HAWKINS TRIBUTE CONCERTS are presented by FOO FIGHTERS and the Hawkins Family.
Two International Events Honoring a Rock Legend’s Memory and Music
The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will bring together Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, and Rami Jaffee with the Hawkins family to commemorate the life, music, and love of their husband, father, brother, and bandmate.
Taylor’s mammoth skill and captivating personality endeared him to millions of fans, peers, friends, and fellow musical giants all over the world, making him one of the most respected and admired individuals in modern music. On March 25, millions of people mourned Taylor’s tragic death, with fans and performers who Taylor admired paying him heartfelt and sincere tributes. The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will bring together a number of those musicians, as well as the Hawkins family and his Foo Fighters brothers, in honour of Taylor’s memory and legacy as a global rock icon—his bandmates and inspirations performing the songs he fell in love with and brought to life.
The all-star rock and roll concerts will be held on September 3 at Wembley Stadium in London and September 27 at The Kia Forum in Los Angeles.