Rock icon Taylor Hawkins left the world too soon. Hawkins’ passing has been tremendously saddening for millions of fans. The band requested privacy for his grieving “wife, children, family.” Hawkins left behind wife Allison, whom he married in 2005, and children Oliver and Annabelle.
The tragic and untimely death of their beloved Taylor Hawkins has left the Foo Fighters family devastated. Foo Fighters have cancelled all upcoming tour dates in the aftermath of drummer Taylor Hawkins’ death on Friday. The band has just announced that it will be ending its current tour.
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. 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 band has more than 50 gigs planned for the remainder of 2022, including stops in the United States, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Australia, and other countries. The news came five days after Taylor was discovered dead in his hotel room in Bogota, Colombia.
Dave Grohl and his band had been on the road in South America, headlining various Lollapalooza events. Foo Fighters have been travelling regularly since last spring and were set to spend the majority of this year on the road in North America and Europe.
Hawkins, who joined the Foo Fighters in 1997 after two years as Alanis Morissette’s drummer, was an important part of the band’s sound and image. He had the seemingly onerous chore of playing drums behind Foos singer-guitarist Dave Grohl, who is one of the best drummers in rock history. He was a creative and rock-solid drummer.
Hawkins did an excellent job in that capacity, bringing his own muscular, time-juggling technique to the band’s straight-ahead rock sound without trying to imitate Grohl, despite the fact that they shared a lot of influences, mostly from hard rock, punk, and new wave. He was undeniably one of the greatest rock drummers of the last quarter-century.
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