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Foo Fighters to perform concerts in London and Los Angeles in tribute to drummer Taylor Hawkins

Rock group Foo Fighters announced that they would be performing a concert at London’s Wembley Stadium on 23 September; And another on the 27th of the same month at the KIA Forum in Los Angeles.

Both shows are meant to honor their drummer Taylor Hawkins, who tragically and unexpectedly died on May 25 at a Columbia hotel.

Foo Fighters at Lollapalooza Argentina.  2022. Photo: Emmanuel Fernandez

Foo Fighters at Lollapalooza Argentina. 2022. Photo: Emmanuel Fernandez

official statement

“Dave Grohl, Nate Mandel, Chris Schifflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee join the Hawkins family to celebrate life, music and love for their husband, father, brother and bandmate with Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts,” An official statement from the group that made the announcement said. This series of shows.

“As one of the most respected and beloved figures in modern music, Taylor’s unshakable talent and magnetic personality earned her the adoration of millions of fans, peers, friends, and music legends around the world. Millions of people flocked to her untimely March 25 Emotional and heartfelt condolences on the death. Tributes from fans and musicians that Taylor idolized.”

Members of Foo Fighters with Taylor Hawkins.

Members of Foo Fighters with Taylor Hawkins.

They concluded: “The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will bring together many of those artists, the Hawkins family and of course, their Foo Fighters brothers to celebrate the memory of Taylor and her legacy as a global rock icon: her Bandmates and their influences are playing songs they fell in love with and brought to life.”

It is yet to be specified who will be the guest stars who will have the daunting task of sitting on the drums of the honoree.

a mysterious death

It should be remembered that the 50-year-old drummer died in Colombia, where the group had to take part in the Esterio Picnic festival after going through the final version of Lollapalooza Argentina.

“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and unexpected loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laughter will always be with us,” the band said in a statement. We send our condolences to you, and ask that her privacy be respected with the utmost respect during this unimaginably difficult time.”

Taylor Hawkins in 2019.  afp photo

Taylor Hawkins in 2019. afp photo

According to local press reports, the artist was found dead in a hotel in Bogota, but The cause of his death was not reported., According to reports, the drummer had chest pain that day and then an ambulance was called, but when the doctors arrived, he had died.

The band, led by Dave Grohl, had been touring Latin America since last year to present their album, medicine at midnight,

Well, the last performance took place last weekend at Lollapalooza, held in Argentina, after attending the Chilean version of the festival and a show at Foro Sol in Mexico City.

In this case, The band announced the cancellation of the rest of their Latin American tour. That included the final stop at Lollapalooza, Brazil.

In addition, Foo Fighters had planned to present a series of shows at the Grammy Gala (April 3) and the United States in the month of May.


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