World renowned band, the Foo Fighters have confirmed that they will play two special performances to honour band mate Taylor Hawkins.
In a tweet sent out on the band’s official twitter account, they said: “For our dear friend, our badass bandmate, our beloved brother…Foo Fighters and The Hawkins family bring you the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts”.
When is the London show?
The shows are dubbed to be “all star rock and roll” and London is one of two places where these tribute concerts are to be held. In London, it will be on 3 September 2022 at Wembley Stadium.
Where is the other concert being held?
The band originates from the United States, so it is only right that a tribute concert is held there, too. The tribute concert in the US is on 27 September at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California.
How do I get tickets?
Tickets for the special event to honour the drummer will first go on presale, before being released on general sale.
A Past Brooker presale will start at 9am on Thursday, 16 June and will end at 8am on Friday, 17 June.
An hour after the pre-sale ends, the tickets will go on general sale on Friday, 17 June and can be purchased on Ticketmaster.
Who will appear at the London show?
In an official statement, released by the band on the afternoon of Wednesday, 8 June, they said: “Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee will come together with the Hawkins family to celebrate the life, music and love of their husband, father, brother and bandmate with The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts.”
In the UK, other special guests include Liam Gallagher, Joshua Homme, Chrissie Hynde, Brian May, Roger Taylor, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Supergrass and Mark Ronson.
Why are they doing the concert?
Hawkins was a popular member within the group, and was regarded as one of the best drummers in the world, with the music world mourning his passing.
In the statement they said: “The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will unite several of those artists, the Hawkins family and of course his Foo Fighters brothers in celebration of Taylor’s memory and his legacy as a global rock icon—his bandmates and his inspirations playing the songs that he fell in love with, and the ones he brought to life.”
Who was Taylor Hawkins?
Taylor Hawkins was a member of world renowned band, Foo Fighters. His involvement with the band stretches back to 1997, first appearing with the band on the tour supporting sophomore album The Colour & The Shape.
After that, he went on to record another eight studio albums, making it nine in total.
In his early career, From June 1995 until March 1997, Hawkins was Alanis Morissette’s drummer on the tour supporting Jagged Little Pill and her Can’t Not tour.
As well as rising to prominence, and establishing himself as one of the best drummers in the world, with Foo Fighters, Taylor was a 15-time GRAMMY Award winner and member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.