The Foo Fighters and the family of Taylor Hawkins have announced a series of tribute concerts.
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins was found dead on March 25. His wife Alison thanked Foo Fighters fans for helping her family during this difficult time.
“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,” Alison Hawkins shared. “Your kindness has been an invaluable comfort to 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,” Alison continues. “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 considered 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.”
The Foo Fighters have announced a pair of Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts. One will be held at Wembley Stadium on September 3 and the second at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles on September 27.
“Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee will come together with the Hawkins familiy to celebrate the life, music, and love of their husband, father, brother, and bandmate with the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts,” the Foo Fighters said in a statement.
Taylor Hawkins died while the band was on tour in South America. He was found in his Colombian hotel room unresponsive. The final show Hawkins performed was Lollapalooza Argentina on March 20. Just days after the drummer’s passing, the Foo Fighters canceled all upcoming dates indefinitely. Taylor’s official cause of death has not been released and the investigation is ongoing.