Foo Fighters Cancel Remainder of World Tour Following the Death of Taylor Hawkins

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Foo Fighters have announced that they will not go ahead with the remainder of their world tour, in the wake of drummer Taylor Hawkins’ tragic death at the age of just 50.

In a message posted to the band’s social media accounts, they said, “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 of the music and memories we’ve made together.”

The band was on tour in South America when Hawkins was found unresponsive in his hotel room in Bogotá, Colombia on March 25, 2022.

A preliminary toxicology report released by Colombian authorities found 10 psychoactive substances and medicines in Hawkins’s system including THC (marijuana), tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opioids however, the volume of these substances were not revealed and no official cause of death has been announced.

Foo Fighters had international tour dates booked through 2022, including several December dates here in Australia. Ticketholders should head to Frontier Touring’s official website for refund information.

The band was also due to make an appearance at the Grammys on Sunday, April 3.

Hawkins, who was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1972, was the drummer for Alanis Morissette and played on her multi-platinum debut record Jagged Little Pill before joining Foo Fighters in 1997. Hawkins replaced the band’s original drummer William Goldsmith and developed a friendship with frontman Dave Grohl that Grohl has frequently described as being more like a relationship between two brothers.

Hawkins is survived by his wife, Alison and their three children. He and Alison had been married since 2005.

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