Foo Fighters: First live dates announced after death of drummer Taylor Hawkins

The US rock band Foo Fighters will continue to play concerts after the death of their drummer Taylor Hawkins. The first dates for 2023 are already set.

The Angels – The US rock band Foo Fighters will continue to play concerts after the death of their drummer Taylor Hawkins († 50) last year. Now the band has announced the first festival dates for 2023.

Died last year during the ongoing tour of his band Foo Fighters: drummer Taylor Hawkins († 50). © Amy Harris/Invision via AP/dpa

The surprising one Death of their drummer Taylor Hawkins shocked his bandmates, Foo Fighters fans and media alike in spring 2022.

Die Band around ex-Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl (53) canceled their tour as part of this and only came together for two tribute concerts in honor of the deceased.

At the shows on September 3, 2022 at London’s Wembley Stadium and September 27, 2022 at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, the remaining members were supported by numerous friends, companions and musical role models of their former drummer.

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Among the many celebrities from the music business were P!nk (43), Miley Cyrus (30), Roger Taylor (73) and bandmate Brian May (75, both Queen), John Paul Jones (77, Led Zeppelin), Paul Mc Cartney (80), Lars Ulrich (59, Metallica) or Travis Barker (47) , drummer for the punk band Blink 182 and husband of Kourtney Kardashian (43). The Hawkins children also stood in honor of her deceased father on stage.

The artists covered numerous rock classics and Foo Fighters songs in different compositions on the two evenings.

Foo Fighters: Band announces continued existence without deceased drummer

First the US band informed their fans earlier this year about the group’s continued existence, now they have announced their first festival dates in the United States. On May 26th, the Foo Fighters will headline the Boston Calling Music Festival in Boston, Massachusetts. Two days later the band performs at the Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio, followed by a festival show at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee on June 18th. It’s not yet clear who will replace Taylor Hawkins on drums.

It is currently not known whether the band will come to Europe.

Taylor Hawkins died on March 25, 2022 in Bogotá, Colombia during the band’s ongoing South American tour. Ten different substances, including THC, benzodiazepines and opioids, were found in his body after his death become.

Whether the drummer’s death was caused by an intentional or unintentional overdose has not yet been clarified.

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