Liam Gallagher, Mark Ronson and also more to play Taylor Hawkins tribute gig at Wembley Stadium
Liam Gallagher, Mark Ronson, members of Queen as well as more are ready to play at the homage gig for the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins at London’s Wembley Stadium later on this summertime.
Hawkins, the band’s drummer since 1997, died in Bogotá, Colombia on March 25. He was 50 years old.
Recently, Foo Fighters announced that, along with the drummer’s household, the band will certainly commemorate Hawkins’ memory and also songs at two special jobs in London and also Los Angeles. ‘The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts’ will certainly take place at Wembley Stadium on September 3 prior to taking over LA’s Kia Forum on September 27.
Today (June 15), the very first wave of substitute the London show have been revealed, with Gallagher and also Ronson signed up with by Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, Supergrass, Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor, Wolfgang Van Halen, The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde and a lot more.
The gigs will certainly likewise feature an unique look from Dave Chappelle. Tickets for the London gig take place sale on Friday (June 17) at 9am BST. Join to Foo Fighters’ e-newsletter to obtain even more information regarding tickets.
London! Please welcome the first wave of special guests to join The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts! More to be announced soon.
Tickets on sale Friday 17 June at 9am local time. pic.twitter.com/6vsdo2n5js
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) June 15, 2022
Reviewing his participation in the program, Gallagher tweeted: “It’s an outright honour to be invited to toss out the jams for Taylor Hawkins will not allow you down bro LG.”
It’s an absolute honour to be invited to kick out the jams for Taylor Hawkins won’t let you down brother LG x
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) June 15, 2022
A declaration about the shows on Foo Fighters’ site reads: “As one of the most beloved and also recognized figures in modern-day songs, Taylor’s monolithic ability and magnetic personality endeared him to countless fans, peers, buddies and fellow music legends the world over. Millions grieved his unexpected death on March 25, with honest as well as passionate homages coming from fans in addition to artists Taylor idolised.
” The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will certainly unite several of those musicians, the Hawkins household as well as of course his Foo Fighters bros in party of Taylor’s memory and his tradition as a global rock icon– his bandmates as well as his inspirations playing the tracks that he loved, and also the ones he gave birth to.”
Hawkins’ wife Alison has additionally shared a statement saying thanks to the band’s fans for their support in the months because his fatality. “My inmost many thanks and appreciation head out to the global Foo Fighters neighborhood and also Taylor’s followers far and wide for the cascade of love each and every one of you have revealed our precious Taylor,” she wrote. “Your compassion has been an indispensable convenience for my family and also me throughout this time around of unbelievable grief.”
She proceeded: “As Taylor’s wife, and also on behalf of our kids, I intend to share how much you meant to him and also just how specialized he was to ‘knocking your socks off’ during every performance. Taylor was honoured to be a part of the Foo Fighters and also valued his dream duty in the band every min of his 25 years with them. We consider every band participant as well as the prolonged Foo Fighters team our family.”
Since news of Hawkins’ death damaged, various artists have actually commemorated the star, sharing memories and messages online and also in meetings, and devoting live efficiencies to him.
Pearl Jam are amongst those who have honoured the drummer at their gigs, with frontman Eddie Vedder claiming at one quit on their ‘Gigaton’ excursion: “He was somebody that genuinely, really liked living life on this world. I guess the one point we can be gaming consoled by is the reality that he never ever lost a minute, and also he did live his life to the greatest. We just want more of it.”