Foo Fighters announce Taylor Hawkins tribute shows

Virgin Radio

8 Jun 2022, 15:57

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Foo Fighters have revealed two tribute shows will take place this September to honour their late drummer, Taylor Hawkins.

One of the dates will take place at London's Wembley Stadium on 3 September, with the other at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles on 27 September.

In a statement, the band declared the shows will honour their "beloved bandmate".

It will be the first time they have played live since Taylor tragically passed away back in March.

Foo Fighters and Taylor's family have teamed up to organise the events.

The band elaborated, saying they will work with artists who inspired and were inspired by Hawkins.

They said they will be "playing the songs that he fell in love with, and the ones he brought to life".

Full details of the line-up are yet to be announced.

Taylor's wife Alison also released a statement.

She wrote: "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 everyone 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 and we love you too."