Taylor Hawkins, the band’s drummer for 25 years, died abruptly final week on the age of fifty.
LOS ANGELES — The Foo Fighters are cancelling upcoming tour dates following the loss of life of drummer Taylor Hawkins.
Hawkins, for 25 years the drummer for Foo Fighters and finest buddy of frontman Dave Grohl, died final week throughout a South American tour with the rock band. He was 50 years previous.
“It’s with nice disappointment that Foo Fighters affirm the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in gentle of the staggering lack of our brother Taylor Hawkins,” the band wrote Tuesday on Twitter.
The Foo Fighters apologized for the cancellation, however concluded with a heartfelt message to followers.
“As a substitute, let’s take this time to grieve, to heal, to tug our family members shut, and to understand all of the music and recollections we have made collectively,” the band mentioned.
The Foo Fighters have been scheduled to play in Memphis’s Beale Road Music Competition Tuesday. Different upcoming reveals included New Orleans, Raleigh, Daytona Seaside, Charlotte and Boston earlier than the tour headed for Europe.
Hawkins’ closing live performance was March 20 at a pageant in San Isidro, Argentina. The reason for his loss of life continues to be below investigation, however Colombian authorities mentioned toxicological exams preliminarily discovered 10 psychoactive substances and medicines
After Grohl, Hawkins was essentially the most recognizable member of the group, showing alongside the lead singer in interviews and taking part in distinguished, often comedian, roles within the band’s memorable movies and their latest horror-comedy movie, “Studio 666.”
In Grohl’s 2021 e-book “The Storyteller,” he referred to as Hawkins his “brother from one other mom, my finest buddy, a person for whom I’d take a bullet.”
“Upon first assembly, our bond was fast, and we grew nearer with on daily basis, each track, each notice that we ever performed collectively,” Grohl wrote. “We’re completely meant to be, and I’m grateful that we discovered one another on this lifetime.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.