Remaining Foo Fighters members Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, and Rami Jaffee will honor their late bandmate, Taylor Hawkins, by announcing Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts. On March 25th, Hawkins tragically passed away, shocking the entire music world as the band scrapped their touring plans to mourn the sudden loss. The tribute concerts will unite several artists the late drummer idolized, the Hawkins family, and the Foo Fighters will join in to honor his legacy on September 3rd at London’s Wembley Stadium and September 27th at The Kia Forum in Los Angeles. The lineup for each event will soon be announced. For more information, check out the band’s website.
Today (8th), Hawkins’ widow, Alison, has made her first public statement since his passing, expressing the following:
“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 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 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 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 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.With gratitude, Alison Hawkins.”
A Message from The Hawkins Family pic.twitter.com/mOOI9PXtJD
— Taylor Hawkins (@taylorhawkins) June 8, 2022