Foo Fighters have said they were taking this time "to grieve, to heal," and "to pull our loved ones close"
Foo Fighters have cancelled all upcoming concert dates for the foreseeable future following the death of the band’s drummer, Taylor Hawkins at just 50-years-old.
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“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 Taylor Hawkins,” reads an official statement shared on the band’s social media.
“We’re sorry for and share in the disappointment that we won’t be seeing one another as planned. 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.”
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The global rock icons had been scheduled to play at the Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday as well as dates at the Beale Street Music Festival; the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival; Columbia, Maryland; Raleigh, North Carolina; Daytona Beach; Charlotte, North Carolina; the Boston Calling Music Festival in Spring; and dates in Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France and the UK in Summer.
Foo Fighters were also due to return to Australia and New Zealand in November/December 2022, with shows in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Wellington and Auckland.
The news of Hawkins’ death rocked the music community, with followed with an outpouring of heartfelt tributes to the beloved drummer. Mick Jagger, Brian Wilson, Stevie Nicks, Questlove, Steve Albini, Johnny Marr, Ozzy Osbourne, Axl Rose, Tom Morello, and countless others paid their respects to the late drummer.
Friend and Jane’s Addiction leader Perry Farrell said in a video message, “What I’m gonna do from this day forward is to try to make music that I think Taylor would really love.”
Watch Taylor Hawkins sing Queen’s ‘Somebody To Love’ at one of his last performances ever in Geelong here.