Foo Fighters Cancel Upcoming Concerts After Death of Drummer Taylor Hawkins

The Foo Fighters announced they'd be cancelling all upcoming tour dates in light of the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins, saying they'll be using the time to grieve and heal.

By Steven Vargas Mar 29, 2022 10:14 PMTags
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The Foo Fighters will be putting down their instruments for the foreseeable future.

The rock band shared in a statement on March 29 that they will be cancelling their upcoming tour performances and use the time to grieve the loss of drummer Taylor Hawkins

"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 statement read. "We're sorry for and share in the disappointment that we won't be seeing one another as planned. Instead, let's take this time to grieve, to heal, to pull our loved ones close, and to appreciate all the music and memories we've made together."

The message—which was signed "With Love, Foo Fighters"—comes four days after Hawkins' death at age 50.

The band—Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Nate MendelChris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee—was touring through South America at the time of Hawkins' death. Their journey through the continent ended prematurely at Festival Estereo Picnic in Bogotá, Colombia.

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The Foo Fighters initially announced their bandmate's death on Instagram, writing, "The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. 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."

It is unclear if the cancellation also includes the band's upcoming Grammy's performance, which was announced the day before Hawkins' death.

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The cause of death is still unknown, according to the Colombian Attorney General's Office. The preliminary toxicology report found that Hawkins had "10 types of substances were preliminarily found, including: THC (marijuana), tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opioids," the government organization said in a statement on Twitter Saturday afternoon, March 26.

Hawkins is survived by his wife, Alison, as well as their three children, Oliver, Annabelle and Everleigh.

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