Foo Fighters cancel their remaining tour datesMarch 29, 2022
Foo Fighters cancel all remaining tour dates following the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins at age 50
- The band announced Tuesday that they have canceled upcoming tour dates
- The news comes just four days after the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins
- Taylor’s bandmates – Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Rami Jaffee and Chris Schiflett – announced the news on their official social media channels
- Hawkins died Friday in a hotel room while on tour in Colombia with the band
- The band just hosted a number of tour dates in South America and had more scheduled for the summer
- It is unknown if their slated performance at the Grammys on Sunday will be canceled
- It has been reported that the drummer suffered from a ‘cardiovascular collapse’
- An initial toxicology report revealed that he had traces of 10 different drugs in his system
The Foo Fighters have cancelled all tour dates following the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins at age 50.
The band revealed the news on their social media on Tuesday afternoon.
‘It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirm the cancellation of all the upcoming tour dates in light of the staggering loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins,’ the statement read.
The latest: The Foo Fighters have cancelled all tour dates following the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins at age 50. The band revealed the news on their social media on Tuesday afternoon. From left to right: Taylor Hawkins, Dave Grohl, Chris Shiflett of the Foo Fighters pictured in October 2014
News: The band revealed the news on their social media on Tuesday afternoon
The statement continued: ‘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.’
Taylor’s bandmates – Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Rami Jaffee and Chris Schiflett – announced the news on their official social media channels.
The band’s next performance is supposed to be on April 3 at the Grammy Awards; it is unclear if they are still performing.
They were set to go on tour globally after the Grammys.
RIP: Taylor died on March 25 from a ‘cardiovascular collapse’ from a drug binge while they were on tour in Colombia; pictured September 2019 in Tennessee
The band is nominated for three Grammy Awards: Best Rock Performance for Making a Fire, Best Rock Song for Waiting on a War and Best Rock Album for Medicine at Midnight.
Taylor died on March 25 from a reported ‘cardiovascular collapse;’ he was on tour with the band in Colombia.
Forensic experts are said to have discovered it weighed ‘at least 600 grams’, double the average of 300 to 350 grams, during an examination following his shocking death.
Investigators have concluded the 50-year-old ‘suffered cardiovascular collapse’ after binging on a cocktail of drugs, respected Colombian news magazine Semana reported.
The drummer died in a hotel room in the north of Colombia’s capital of Bogota.
A toxicology report carried out revealed traces of 10 different drugs in his urine, including opioids, THC, tricyclic antidepressants and benzodiazepines, according to the Attorney General’s Office of Colombia, who shared the statement on Saturday via Twitter (translated from Spanish).
Shocking: Colombia’s Attorney General’s office (AGO) has already confirmed an initial autopsy carried out on Saturday revealed traces of 10 different drugs in Hawkins’ urine, including opioids which can range from heroin to fentanyl and morphine
Well-known Colombian journalist Luis Carlos Velez, the Bogota-based director of radio station FM, claimed that a police officer who entered Hawkins’ room at the Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina had told prosecutors he saw a ‘cocaine-like’ white powder.
However, the AGO did not mention cocaine in its post-autopsy statement.
On Friday night, Taylor began complaining of chest pains prior to the band’s headline performance at the Estereo Picnic Festival in Bogota.
His condition subsequently deteriorated and efforts to revive him by a private doctor and city emergency responders failed, according to the city’s health secretary.
‘The health professional who attended the emergency indicated that they performed the respective resuscitation maneuvers. However, there was no response and the patient was declared deceased,’ the statement from the city’s health secretary read.
Prior to his death, the band was touring South America, performing at Lollapalooza Argentina in Buenos Aires on Sunday, March 20 – Taylor’s last performance before his passing.
On Friday, the Foo Fighters were supposed to perform at the Festival Estereo Picnic in Bogota, but that was canceled just before the announcement of his death.
They were also set to play at Lollapalooza in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Sunday, March 27 but canceled it following his death two days prior.
‘The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever. Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginable difficult time,’ their statement on Friday via Twitter read, confirming his death.
Band: Prior to his death, the band was touring South America, performing at Lollapalooza Argentina in Buenos Aires on Sunday, March 20 – Taylor’s last performance before his passing; pictured November 18, 2021: Pat Smear, Rami Jaffee, Chris Shiflett, Taylor Hawkins, Dave Grohl and Nate Mendel
Statement from Friday: ‘The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins’
Dave was seen sobbing and hugging bandmates and friends on Saturday night at LAX, one day after Taylor’s death.
In his memoir, ‘The Storyteller,’ Grohl referred to Hawkins as his ‘best friend and partner in crime,’ someone who brightened up rooms with a bubbly presence and a constant ‘toothy grin.’
Guitarists Pat and Chris as well as keyboardist Rami and background singer Samantha Sidley were also pictured arriving.
The band arrived back to the states via a private plane.
Taylor joined the Foo Fighters in 1997 after he was Alanis Morissette’s drummer during her Jagged Little Pill and Can’t Not tours from 1995 until 1997.
The Foo Fighters were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021.
Devastated: Dave was seen sobbing and hugging bandmates and friends on Saturday night at LAX, one day after Taylor’s death
Hawkins, a father-of-three, suffered a heroin overdose in London in 2001 that left him in a coma for two weeks.
In an interview last year he admitted: ‘Everyone has their own path and I took it too far. I was partying in London one night, and I mistakenly did something and it changed everything.
‘I believed the bull***t myth of live hard and fast, die young.
‘I’m not here to preach about not doing drugs, because I loved doing drugs, but I just got out of control for a while and it almost got me.’
Taylor is survived by his wife Alison Hawkins, whom he married in 2005; they share three children: Oliver, 16, and Annabelle, 13, and Everleigh, eight.
Friends: In his memoir, ‘The Storyteller,’ Grohl referred to Hawkins as his ‘best friend and partner in crime,’ someone who brightened up rooms with a bubbly presence and a constant ‘toothy grin;’ Taylor and Dave seen January 24, 2014 in Beverly Hills
Past: Hawkins, a father-of-three, suffered a heroin overdose in London in 2001 that left him in a coma for around a week; pictured October 2021 in LA
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