- 30 Mar 22
The band’s tour has been put on hold in order for them to use their time "to grieve, to heal, to pull our loved ones close".
In a message to fans on social media, Foo Fighters have announced the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates "in light of the staggering loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins”.
The band was set to perform at the Estereo Picnic in Bogota Colombia on the night of the drummer's passing. 50-year-old Hawkins was staying in a hotel with the other members of the band when he was found dead.
In their statement, the band encouraged fans “to grieve, to heal, to pull our loved ones close, and to appreciate all the music and memories we've made together".
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) March 29, 2022
While the official cause of death has not yet been announced, Colombian officials have confirmed the presence of several different substances in his body including marijuana, antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and opioids.
Hawkins’ death has prompted a wave of tributes from Liam Gallagher, Ringo Starr, Guns & Roses, Billy Idol, and Ozzy Osbourne among many others.
Taylor Hawkins joined Foo Fighters in 1997 just as the band were completing their second album The Color And The Shape. In the following decades, the Foo Fighters achieved massive mainstream success, headlining festivals and selling out packed stadiums. The group have won 12 Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year.
Prior to the cancellation announcement, the band was scheduled to perform at the Grammys on 3 April.
Hawkins leaves behind his wife Alison and their three children.