Foo Fighters cancel all dates after drummer’s death
By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Foo Fighters have canceled all upcoming concert dates following the death of the band’s drummer, Taylor Hawkins.
The rockers were scheduled to perform at the Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday as well as spring dates at the Beale Street Music Festival; the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival; Columbia, Maryland; Raleigh, North Carolina; Daytona Beach; Charlotte, North Carolina; the Boston Calling Music Festival; and summer dates in Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France and the UK.
“It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirms the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of the stunning loss of our brother,” the band said in a statement Tuesday.
Hawkins died Friday while touring South America with the rock band. He was 50 years old.
“We are sorry and share the disappointment that we will not see each other as planned,” the group’s statement read. “Instead, let’s take this time to grieve, to heal, to bring our loved ones together, and to appreciate all the music and memories we’ve made together.”
Hawkins was Alanis Morissette’s touring drummer when he joined Foo Fighters in 1997. He played on the band’s biggest albums, including “One by One” and “In Your Honor”, and hit singles as “Best of You”.
In singer David Grohl’s 2021 book “The Storyteller,” he called Hawkins his “brother from another mother, my best friend, a man I’d take a bullet for.”