Drummer Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters, passed away last Friday. He was 50 years old. In the wake of his death, the band has cancelled all their forthcoming tours.
As per Variety, the Foo Fighters posted a statement which reads, “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 Foo Fighters were on tour in South America and were about to perform in a festival in Colombia last Friday when Taylor Hawkins complained of chest pains. He died soon after.
While the cause of death has not been announced yet, local media in Colombia reported that there were traces of multiple drugs in his body and he also had an enlarged heart.
The Foo Fighters have been on the road quite often since the spring of 2021 and as per their schedule they were supposed to be touring North America and Europe for most of 2022.
Foo Fighters also had a performance scheduled at the Grammys which will take place on April 13, 2022. It’s unclear if that has been called off as well or if the band is planning to appear at music’s biggest awards to pay tribute to their deceased fellow band member.
Taylor Hawkins joined the Foo Fighters in 1997. He was Alanis Morrissette’s drummer for two years before that. He was known as an imaginative and steady drummer who performed the thankless job of playing drums behind Foo Fighter’s singer-guitarist Dave Grohl.