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Foo Fighters Cancel Upcoming Tour Dates Following Taylor Hawkins' Death

Dominic Smithers

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Foo Fighters Cancel Upcoming Tour Dates Following Taylor Hawkins' Death

Foo Fighters say they are 'taking time to grieve' as they cancel their upcoming tour dates.

Following the death of their drummer, Taylor Hawkins, the band said they needed to take a break and apologised to fans.

A post to Twitter read: "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."

The band confirmed the death of the 50-year-old musician in a statement on 26 March.

They were in the middle of their tour of South America and had been due to perform at the Estereo Picnic festival on Friday night (25 March).


However, they pulled out shortly before the news broke, informing fans via a statement on the stage screens.

In a post to their social channels, they said they were 'devastated by the tragic and untimely loss' of Hawkins. 

A post to Twitter read: "The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins," the band tweeted.

Taylor Hawkins was one of the most celebrated drummers of all time. Credit: Alamy
Taylor Hawkins was one of the most celebrated drummers of all time. Credit: Alamy

"His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever.

"Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time."

The cause of death currently remains unknown, however, investigators issued a statement on describing the discovery of the drugs, which included antidepressants. 

It read: "After concluding an initial forensic examination of the body, the Attorney General's Office would like to communicate the following. 


"1. Preliminary results of the urine toxicology test indicate the presence of 10 different substances: THX (Marijuana), tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and opiods, among others."

Hawkins, who joined Foo Fighters in 1997, is survived by his wife, Alison, and their three children. The pair have been married since 2005.

Following news of his death, tributes flooded in for the rock icon.


Nickelback wrote: "In utter disbelief at the news of Taylor Hawkins. Our deepest condolences to his family, his bandmates, his team, his friends and everyone that was ever touched by the music he created with @foofighters @Alanis."

and so many others. This is so incredibly sad."

Beatles legend Ringo Starr said: "God bless Taylor peace and love to all his family and the band peace and love."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Foo Fighters, US News, Music

Dominic Smithers
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