Foo Fighters Announce Pair of Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts

Organized with the Hawkins family, the late drummer will be honoured with performances by his peers and heroes

Photo via Taylor Hawkins on Facebook

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Jun 8, 2022

In conjunction with the Hawkins family, Foo Fighters have announced a pair of Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts.

Two events commemorating the late drummer will take place September 3 at London's Wembley Stadium and September 27 at Los Angeles' Kia Forum, respectively. While the lineup has yet to be announced, performances by Hawkins' high-profile peers and heroes alike are promised.

Of the concerts, the musician's wife Alison wrote in her first public statement following his death:

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. 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.

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.

Thank you all again for your love and sympathy. Taylor loved all of you & we love you too.

With gratitude,

Alison Hawkins

Hawkins died at age 50 in March. A preliminary toxicology report was released shortly after, but his cause of death has yet to be confirmed. The drummer allegedly expressed discomfort about the band's touring commitments prior to his death — a report which the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith disavowed. Foo Fighters proceeded to cancel all of their scheduled tour dates.

Check out the event poster below.

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