Foo Fighters have canceled all upcoming concert dates following the death of the band’s drummer, Taylor Hawkins.
The rockers were scheduled to perform at the Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday and at the Beale Street Music Festival in the spring; the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival; Columbia, Maryland; Raleigh, NC; Daytona Beach; Charlotte, North Carolina; the Boston Calling Music Festival; and summer dates in Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France and Great Britain.
“It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirm the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of the devastating loss of our brother,” the band said in a statement.
Hawkins died on Friday while touring South America with the rock band. He was 50 years old. Initial toxicology reports found ten different substances in his system, including marijuana, antidepressants, and opioids.
“We regret and share our disappointment that we won’t be seeing each other as planned,” the band said in a statement. “Instead, let’s take this time to grieve, heal, draw loved ones closer, and cherish all the music and memories we’ve made together.”
Hawkins was Alanis Morissette’s tour drummer when he joined Foo Fighters in 1997. He played on the band’s biggest albums, including “One by One” and “In Your Honor,” and hit singles like “Best of You.”
In lead singer David Grohl’s 2021 book “The Storyteller,” he called Hawkins his “brother from another mother, my best friend.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/music-news/foo-fighters-cancel-all-remaining-dates-on-world-tour-after-death-of-drummer-taylor-hawkins-41502448.html Foo Fighters cancel all remaining dates of world tour following the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins