Written by Nick Hopton
The Foo Fighters and The Hawkins Family have announced the first wave of special guests that will take the stage with the band in honor of the late, great Taylor Hawkins. These two shows, taking place at Wembley Stadium in London on September 3rd and the Kia Forum in Los Angeles on September 27th, will feature the Foo Fighters returning to the stage for the first time since the untimely passing of Hawkins. The star-studded lineup features members of Queen, Rush, The Police, and Queens of The Stone Age, along with the likes of Liam Gallagher, Alanis Morissette, Miley Cyrus, and Joan Jett (amongst many others). Proceeds from these shows will go towards charities in both the US and UK, as the Hawkins Family chose.
Tickets for both shows go on sale on June 17th.
From the band:
“Taylor Hawkins joined Foo Fighters in 1997, first appearing with the band on the tour supporting sophomore album, The Colour & The Shape. He made his recorded debut with Foo Fighters with 1999’s There Is Nothing Left To Lose, playing on every subsequent FF album, including One By One, In Your Honor (the first FF album to feature him assuming lead vocal duties on his song, “Cold Day In The Sun”), Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, Wasting Light, Sonic Highways, Concrete & Gold (also featuring him as lead singer on “Sunday Rain”) and Medicine at Midnight. As a member of Foo Fighters, Taylor was a 15-time GRAMMY Award winner and member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He lived and loved music to an insatiable degree, with Foo Fighters as well as his numerous solo and side projects and collaborations.”
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