Foo Fighters Honoring Late Drummer Taylor Hawkins With Tribute Concerts

Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins at the
Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins at the "Skavlan" TV show in 2017. Photo by Ibl/Shutterstock (9058475ag)

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins passed away earlier this year and his bandmates found a way to commemorate his life and legacy. Foo Fighters announced the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts dedicated to the late drummer, set to take place this September.

According to the band’s statement, this series of concerts will see them join forces with artists who inspired and were inspired by Hawkins, to play “the songs that he fell in love with, and the ones he brought to life.” The two concerts will take place at London’s Wembley Stadium on September 3 and LA’s Kia Forum on September 27.

The tribute concerts got the seal of approval from Hawkins’ family, and his wife Alison released an official statement, explaining how much his music meant to him.

“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,” said Alison Taylor.

Taylor Hawkins was a member of Foo Fighters since 1997 until his death in March this year at the age of 50.