The Foo Fighters and the family of the group’s late drummer, Taylor Hawkinswork together to honor the musician with tribute shows to honor his music and his memory.
In an announcement Wednesday, former bandmates Hawkins — Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflet, pat smear and Rami Jaffee — along with other artists Taylor idolizes, will perform songs he fell in love with and those he shared with the rest of the world.
The Hawkins tribute shows will take place at Wembley Stadium in London on September 3 and September 27 at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles.
The ad reads, in part, “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 other musical legends around the world.”
Along with the tribute announcement, her family released a statement thanking fans for their support and love.
As we reported, Taylor Hawkins died March 25 while in Bogota, Colombia with the Foo Fighters for a scheduled performance. The medical examiner says a urine test revealed 10 different substances – including opioids, tricyclic antidepressants and benzodiazepines in his system when he died.
Taylor was known as the Foo Fighters drummer, Alanis Morissette and his own group. He joined FF in 1997. He went on to become a 15-time GRAMMY Award winner and member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.