Following the death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins this past March, the remaining members of the band decided to cancel all future tour dates. Today, the group announced that they will reunite to honor the late musician with a pair of tribute concerts in London and Los Angeles. The first show will take place at London’s Wembley Stadium on September 3, the second will be at Kia Forum on September 27.
"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," read the band's statement. "As one of the most respected and beloved figures in modern music, Taylor’s monolithic talent and magnetic personality endeared him to millions of fans, peers, friends and fellow musical legends the world over. 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's wife Alison Hawkins also released a statement, which you can read below.