The Foo Fighters will honor the memory of their late drummer Taylor Hawkins with a pair of tribute concerts.
With the blessing of the Hawkins family, the Foo Fighters will perform at Wembley Stadium in London on September 3 and at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles on September 27. The shows will also feature special guests to be announced, including those inspired by Hawkins.
In a statement announcing the broadcasts, Foo Fighters said:
“As one of modern music’s most respected and beloved figures, Taylor’s monolithic talent and magnetic personality endeared him to millions of fans, peers, friends and others. musical legends around the world. Millions of people mourned his untimely passing on March 25, with passionate and heartfelt tributes from fans as well as musicians idolized by Taylor. The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will bring together many of these artists, the Hawkins family and of course his Foo Fighters brothers to celebrate Taylor’s memory and his legacy as a global rock icon – his bandmates and inspirations playing the songs he fell in love with, and those he has given to life.
Tickets go on sale June 17. Keep checking Foo Fighters website for more details as we go along.
Hawkins’ wife, Alison, also made her first public statement since her husband’s death:
“My heartfelt thanks go out to the global Foo Fighters community and Taylor fans for the outpouring of love each of you have shown our beloved Taylor. Your kindness has been an invaluable comfort to my family. and me during this time of unimaginable mourning.
“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 ‘knock your socks off’ at every performance. Taylor was honored to be part of the Foo Fighters and enjoyed his dream role in the group every minute of his 25 years with them. We consider each member of the band and the wider Foo Fighters team as our family.
“Taylor’s endearing spirit and deep love of music will live on forever through the collaborations he so loved having with other musicians and the catalog of songs he contributed to and created.”
“To celebrate his life, it’s now up to all of us who loved him most to honor Taylor’s legacy and the music he gave us.”
“Thank you all again for your love and sympathy. Taylor loved you all and we love you too.
Hawkins died suddenly on March 25 while the Foo Fighters were touring South America. So far, no cause of death has been revealed.
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) June 8, 2022
A message from the Hawkins family pic.twitter.com/mOOI9PXtJD
—Taylor Hawkins (@taylorhawkins) June 8, 2022