Tribute show in honor of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins

Tribute show in honor of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins

Two tribute shows in honor of the Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins will take place this September – September 3 in London at Wembley Stadium and September 27 in Los Angeles, California, at Kia Forum.

Paramount announced that the show will be broadcast live on Paramount’s streaming and digital platforms on September 3, including Paramount+, Pluto TV and MTV’s YouTube channels. The streams will be directed by Joel Gallen and produced by Emer Patten. In addition, on September 3, CBS and MTV will release an hour-long special edition.

Bruce Gillmer, president of music, music talent, programming & events, Paramount and chief content officer, music, Paramount+ commented:

Taylor was not only an incredible drummer and musician but truly one of the most passionate super fans of music the world has seen. His infectious energy and unique talent will continue to live on through his vast body of work. Together with the FOO FIGHTERS and the Hawkins family, we look forward to leveraging Paramount’s global scale to mirror Taylor’s worldwide impact through this special tribute concert for audiences everywhere.

The full cast of musicians is huge, and it includes Travis Barker from Blink-182, Lars Ulrich from Metallica, Brian Johnson from AC/DC, Justin Hawkins from The Darkness and Taylor Hawkins’ son Shane.

Tribute show in honor of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins

All tickets are available on the Foo Fighters website. The band initially canceled all of their tours after Hawkins’ death, as well as their performance at the Grammy Awards. The two upcoming concerts will be their first public appearances as a band since the tragedy.

Hawkins joined the Foo Fighters in 1997 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021. He died on March 25 of this year while the band was on tour in South America. He was 50 years old. Hawkins is survived by his wife, whom he married in 2005, and three children.