The Foo Fighters have announced two tribute shows in London and Los Angeles following the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins.
The tragic death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins (1972-2022) rocked the music world last March. His band has now announced two shows in his honor. “Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee join the Hawkins family to celebrate the life, music and love of their husband, father, brother and bandmates with the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts.” it says on the website of the musicians.
“Taylor’s memory and legacy as a global rock icon” will be celebrated. Both his bandmates and “his inspirations play the songs he fell in love with and brought to life,” the statement continued. The shows are scheduled for September 3 at London’s Wembley Stadium and September 27 at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles. The full line-up will be announced soon, more information will be announced by the band in their newsletter.
Taylor Hawkins’ wife thanks the fans
His wife, Alison Hawkins, also issued a statement, thanking “the global Foo Fighters community and Taylor’s fans far and wide for the love that each and every one of you has shown for our beloved Taylor.” This was an “invaluable comfort to my family and me at this time of unimaginable grief,” she said. “As Taylor’s wife and on behalf of our children, I want to share with you how much you meant to him and how hard he tried to ‘knock your socks off’ with every performance.”
His endearing spirit and deep love of music, according to his wife, will live on forever through the collaborations with other musicians “that he has so enjoyed and the catalog of songs that he has contributed to and created to make his life As we celebrate, it is now up to all of us who loved him most to honor Taylor’s legacy and the music he gave us.”
Taylor Hawkins was found dead in his hotel room in Bogotá, Colombia, on March 25. The musician was 50 years old. First details from the toxicological investigation, which had been published by the Colombian police and Attorney General’s Office, state that ten different “substances” were found in the dead musician’s body.