American rock band Foo Fighters on Wednesday announced a pair of tribute concerts to honour late drummer Taylor Hawkins. The two events will take place in September – one in London and the other in Los Angeles.
The London show will be conducted in the iconic Wembly Stadium on September 3 and at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California on September 27. The concert will feature his ‘bandmates and his inspirations playing the songs that he fell in love with, and the ones he brought to life’, the band said in a statement. Lineups for each show will be announced at a later date.
Hawkins died March 25 during a South American tour with the rock band. He was 50.
Taylor’s wife, Alison, took to social media to thank the band and its fans for their support.
“My deepest thanks and admiration go out to the global Foo Fighters community and Taylor’s fans far and wide for the outpouring of love each and every one of you have shown our beloved Taylor,” she wrote.
“Your kindness has been an invaluable comfort my family and me during this time of unimaginable grief.”
Hawkins first appeared with the Foo Fighters on the tour supporting its sophomore album “The Colour & The Shape.” He made his recording with the band in 1999.
The band canceled its tour after Hawkins’ death. At the Grammy Awards on April 3, an extended tribute to Hawkins played before the show’s In Memoriam segment honoring artists and music industry figures who’ve died. Billie Eilish paid homage to Hawkins during her performance by sporting a black T-shirt with his image.
Alison married Hawkins in 2005. They have three children together.
“As Taylor’s wife, and on behalf of our children, I want to share how much you meant to him and how dedicated he was to ‘knocking your socks off’ during every performance,” she wrote. “Taylor was honored to be a part of the Foo Fighters and valued his dream role in the band every minute of his 25 years with them. We considered every band member and the extended Foo Fighters team our family,” she added.