Foo Fighters have announced two massive Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts: one at Wembley Stadium and the other at The Kia Forum. The late Foo Fighters drummer passed away in March at age 50.
Now, Foo Fighters are presenting two Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts with Hawkins’ family. The shows will include Foo Fighters members Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee alongside several guest musicians (TBA). These two shows will mark the Foo Fighters’ first live performances since they cancelled all of their forthcoming dates due to Hawkins’ death.
The first show will take place at London’s Wembley Stadium on September 3rd. Later that month, the second Taylor Hawkins tribute show will take place at Los Angeles’ The Kia Forum on September 27th.
Check out the poster for the concerts below.
Alongside the announcement, Hawkins’ family shared a statement.
“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,” The statement reads. “Your kindness has been an invaluable comfort for my family and me during this time of unimaginable grief.”
Read the statement in full below.
“Taylor was honoured to be part of the Foo Fighters and valued his dream role in the band every minute of his 25 years with them,” the statement continues. “We consider every band member and the extended Foo Fighters team our family.”
Tickets for the Taylor Hawkins tribute shows go on sale on June 17th.
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