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Foo Fighters announce Taylor Hawkins tribute shows in London and LA

By | Published on Thursday 9 June 2022

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Foo Fighters have announced two tribute shows set to take place in London and LA to honour the band’s drummer Taylor Hawkins, who died in March this year.

A statement says that the remaining members of the band – ie Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee – “will come together with the Hawkins family to celebrate the life, music and love of their husband, father, brother and bandmate with The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts”.

Exact details of what form these tribute concerts will take have not been announced, although “all-star rock and roll shows” are promised.

“Millions mourned his untimely passing on March 25, with passionate and sincere tributes coming from fans as well as musicians Taylor idolised”, say the band. “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”.

In a separate statement, Hawkins’ wife Alison says: “My deepest thanks and admiration go out to the global Foo Fighters community and Taylor’s fans far and wide for the outpouring of love each and every one of you have shown our beloved Taylor. Your kindness has been an invaluable comfort for my family and me during this time of unimaginable grief”.

“As Taylor’s wife, and on behalf of our children, I want to share how much you meant to him and how dedicated he was to ‘knocking your socks off’ during every performance”, she continues. “Taylor was honoured to be a part of the Foo Fighters and valued his dream role in the band every minute of his 25 years with them. We consider every band member and the extended Foo Fighters team our family”.

“Taylor’s endearing spirit and deep love of music will live on forever through the collaborations he so enjoyed having with other musicians and the catalogue of songs he contributed to and created”, she concludes. “In celebration of his life, it is now up to all of us who loved him most to honour Taylor’s legacy and the music he gave us”.

The first tribute show will take place at Wembley Stadium in London on 3 Sep, followed by the second at The Kia Forum in LA on 27 Sep. Line-ups and ticket details are still to be announced.