Foo Fighters cancel all tour dates after death of Taylor Hawkins

The drummer died at 50 during the South American leg of the band's tour

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Foo Fighters have cancelled all upcoming concert dates following the death of the band’s drummer, Taylor Hawkins.

The rockers had been scheduled to play at the Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday as well as spring dates at the Beale Street Music Festival; the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival; Columbia, Maryland; Raleigh, North Carolina; Daytona Beach, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; the Boston Calling Music Festival; and summer dates in Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France and the UK.

“It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirm the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of the staggering loss of our brother,” the band said on Tuesday.

Foo Fighters' drummer Taylor Hawkins performing with lead singer Dave Grohl at the Lollapalooza 2022 music festival in Santiago on March 18, 2022. Hawkins died a week later on March 25. AFP

Hawkins died on Friday, March 25, 2022, during a South American tour with the rock band. He was 50.

“We’re sorry for and share in the disappointment that we won’t be seeing one another as planned,” the band said. “Instead, let’s take this time to grieve, to heal, to pull our loved ones close, and to appreciate all the music and memories we’ve made together.”

Hawkins was Alanis Morissette’s touring drummer when he joined Foo Fighters in 1997. He played on the band’s biggest albums, including One by One and In Your Honor, and on hit singles like Best of You.

In lead singer David Grohl’s 2021 book The Storyteller, he called Hawkins his “brother from another mother, my best friend, a man for whom I would take a bullet.”

Updated: March 30, 2022, 5:19 AM
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