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Foo Fighters announce tribute shows for Taylor Hawkins in London and LA

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Foo Fighters have announced two tribute shows honoring their late drummer Taylor Hawkins this September.

The band will play two shows, the first on September 3rd at London’s Wembley Stadium and the second on September 27th at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles.

It will be the band’s first time performing live together since Hawkins died in March this year at the age of 50.

Hawkins – the group’s drummer since 1997 – was found dead in his hotel room in Colombia. A cause of death was not announced.

The upcoming concerts were organized by Hawkins’ family along with his bandmates Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee.

In a statement, Foo Fighters said they will be teaming up with artists who both inspired and were inspired by Hawkins to “perform the songs he fell in love with and the ones he brought to life.” “.

Full line-up details and ticket information to be announced.

Hawkins’ wife Alison released a statement on Wednesday (June 8) to thank fans for their support and “kindness”.

“Your kindness has been an invaluable comfort to my family and I at this time of unimaginable sadness,” she wrote on social media.

“As Taylor’s wife and on behalf of our children, I want to let you know how much you meant to him and how dedicated he was to ‘knocking your socks off’ at every performance,” she continued.

“Taylor was honored to be a part of the Foo Fighters and cherished his dream role in the band every minute of his 25 years with them. We consider each band member and the extended Foo Fighters team as our family.”

Hawkins and his wife share three children, Oliver, Annabelle and Everleigh.

He was Alanis Morissette’s touring drummer when he joined Foo Fighters in 1997 and made his first appearance with the band on the tour supporting their second album The color and the shape.

He made his recording debut in 1999 with Foo Fighters There’s nothing left to lose. Hawkins played on every subsequent band album.

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