Foo Fighters have cancelled all remaining tour dates following the death of their drummer Taylor Hawkins.
This tragic news led to a huge outpouring of grief from musicians and fans alike worldwide.
So many rockers, from Brian May, to Ozzy Osbouren, right through to Stevie Nicks and Elton John, Taylor Hawkins’ death was met so copious amounts of emotional tributes. See here.
Hawkins’ death had been confirmed by Foo Fighters last weekend. He was 50 years old. No cause of death had been announced at the time. However, toxicology reports found traces of marijuana, opiates and anti depressants in his system.
Foo Fighters had been touring South America at the time.
“with great sadness”
In a new statement, Foo Fighters have cancelled all upcoming scheduled gigs in light of recent events.
“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”, the band said in a statement.
They added, “We’re sorry for and share in the disappointment that we won’t be seeing one another as planned. Instead, let’s take the time to give, to heal, to pull our loved ones close, and to appreciate all the music and memories we’ve made together”.
They band also signed off this statement with, “With love, Foo Fighters”.
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) March 29, 2022
Confirming Hawkins’ death last week, Foo Fighters had released this statement.
“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of Taylor Hawkins”, they wrote.
“His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever. Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time”.
The likes of Rush, Stevie Nicks and Elton John also paid tributes to the late drummer earlier this week. See more via this Nova report here.
Following the drummer’s death, it emerged that Foo Fighters’ “Greatest Hits” album re-entered the UK Top Five Album Charts.