Foo Fighters have rolled out most of the artists set to perform at the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts set for London’s Wembley Stadium on September 3rd and in Los Angeles at The Forum on September 27th. Tickets for both concerts will go on sale this Friday (June 17th) 9 a.m. local time via the Foo Fighters’ website: https://bit.ly/3xsC7a1
Taylor Hawkins died on March 25th at age 50 after suffering an alleged drug overdose in Columbia.
London’s Wembley Stadium tribute will feature Queen‘s Brian May and Roger Taylor, Rush‘s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, Stewart Copeland, Wolfgang Van Halen, Liam Gallagher, Josh Homme, Mark Ronson, Rufus Taylor, Omar Hakim, Supergrass, and Hawkins’ Chevy Metal bandmates Chris Chaney, Lia, and comedian Dave Chapelle.
The L.A. Forum concert will feature essentially the same lineup with the addition of Gene Simmons, Nikki Sixx, Chad Smith, Miley Cyrus, Alanis Morissette, Luke Spiller, Jon Theodore, Brad Will, and Pat Wilson. Additional performers will soon be announced.
Earlier this month, the band announced the shows in a press release, which read:
Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee will come together with the Hawkins family to celebrate the life, music and love of their husband, father, brother and bandmate with the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts.
Millions mourned his untimely passing on March 25, with passionate and sincere tributes coming from fans as well as musicians Taylor idolized. The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will unite several of those artists, the Hawkins family and of course his Foo Fighters brothers in celebration of Taylor’s memory and his legacy as a global rock icon — his bandmates and his inspirations playing the songs that he fell in love with, and the ones he brought to life.
- Taylor Hawkins, who was born in Texas and raised in California broke on the national scene as Alanis Morrisette‘s drummer on her massive world tour behind her 1995 blockbuster, Jagged Little Pill.
- Since joining the Foo Fighters in 1997 he performed on the band’s classic run of albums — There Is Nothing Left To Lose (1999), One By One (2002), In Your Honor (2005), Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007), Wasting Light (2011), Sonic Highways (2014), Saint Cecilia (2015), Concrete And Gold (2017), and Medicine At Midnight (2021).
- Starting in 2006, Hawkins released a trio albums with his solo set, Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders and in 2013 formed the cover band, Chevy Metal.
CHECK IT OUT: The posters for the London and L.A. Taylor Hawkins tribute shows: