Many of us are still reeling from the shocking passing of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins in March. There has not been any news from the band aside from canceling all of their shows, but today, Hawkins’ widow Alison and Foo Fighters released the following 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 for 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 his 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 honored 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 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 catalog 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 honor Taylor’s legacy and the music he gave us.
Thank you all again for your love and sympathy. Taylor loved all of you & we love you too.
Los Angeles, California
September 27, 2022
With the statement, it was announced there will be two tribute concerts in memory of Hawkins. Billed as “Two Global Events Celebrating the Memory & Music of a Rock Legend,” the shows will take place September 3rd at Wembley Stadium in England, and September 27th at The Kia Forum in Los Angeles.
The announcement also states: “Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee will come together with the Hawkins family to celebrate the life, music and love of their husband, father, brother and bandmate with The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts.”
The concerts will bring together artists Hawkins idolized, and those artists and his bandmates will play songs Hawkins “fell in love with, and the ones he brought to life.” The lineups for each show will be announced shortly.
If you would like to be a part of the tribute shows, you can purchase tickets when they go on sale June 17th. Additional details will be available soon.