Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts announced for London and Los Angeles

Foo Fighters and the Hawkins family have announced two official memorial shows this September, celebrating the life of the late, great Taylor Hawkins.

Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts announced for London and Los Angeles
Emily Carter

Following the devastating death of the incredible Taylor Hawkins in March, the drum legend's family along with the Foo Fighters have announced details of two very special tribute shows.

Celebrating the 'memory and music' of Taylor, the pair of global events will be taking place at London's Wembley Stadium on September 3, and Los Angeles' Kia Forum on September 27.

The full, all-star line-ups will be confirmed for each date shortly – sign up right here for info on timings, tickets and on-sale dates when they're available. So far, a press release promises that the band – Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee – will come together with several artists Taylor idolised to perform 'the songs that he fell in love with, and the ones he brought to life'.

"My deepest thanks and admiration go out to the global Foo Fighters community and Taylor's fans far and wide for the outpouring of love each and every one of you have shown our beloved Taylor," reads a statement from Alison Hawkins. "Your kindness has been an invaluable comfort for my family and me during this time of unimaginable grief.

"As Taylor's wife, and on behalf of our children, I want to share how much you meant to him and how dedicated he was to 'knocking your socks off' during every performance. Taylor was honoured to be a pair of the Foo Fighters and valued his dream role in the band every minute of his 25 years with them. We consider every band member and the extended Foo Fighters team our family.

"Taylor's endearing spirit and deep love of music will live on forever through the collaborations he so enjoyed having with other musicians and the catalog of songs he contributed to and created.

"In celebration of his life, it is now up to all of us who loved him most to honour Taylor's legacy and the music he gave us.

"Thank you again for your love and sympathy. Taylor loved all of you and we love you too."

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