The Foo Fighters have announced that they will be cancelling all previously announced shows following the death of band drummer Taylor Hawkins.
Per the band’s social media channels, they have shared the following statement:
“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.
“With Love, Foo Fighters”
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) March 29, 2022
Taylor Hawkins passed away on March 25th. Hawkins was found dead in a hotel room at the Casa Medina in Bogota. He was 50 years old.
The Office Of The Attorney General Of Colombia recently released a statement regarding toxicology details pertaining to Hawkins. Many artists from the worlds of metal and rock have reached out on social media, sharing their condolences, memories, and love for Taylor.
This past March 20th marked Hawkins’ last performance before his passing. A video is available of him and the band playing “Everlong” at Lollapalooza Argentina.
Oliver Taylor Hawkins was born February 17th, 1972. Prior to joining the Foo Fighters, from June of 1995 to March of 1997, Hawkins was the drummer for Alanis Morissette on her tours supporting Jagged Little Pill, as well as her Can’t Not tour.
Hawkins joined the Foo Fighters in time to be part of their third studio album, 1999’s There Is Nothing Left to Lose. Hawkins provided his talent and skills to the band’s seven following studio albums. The band released a new metal album as of this past March 25th called Dream Widow.
Hawkins was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Paul McCartney with the band last year.
May you rest in peace Taylor.
Words by: Michael Pementel