The Foo Fighters cancelled the remaining tour dates enlight of drummer Taylor Hawkins’ death.
The Foo Fighters cancelled their tour after the shocking death of the band’s 50-year old drummer.
“It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirm the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of the staggering loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins,” said Food Fighters on Twitter. “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.”
The rock band had over 50 shows scheduled, including performing at the Montreal music festival Osheaga in July. The festival confirmed on Twitter on Tuesday that the band is no longer part of the lineup.
“It is will great sadness that we confirm the band won’t be playing at Osheaga this summer,” said the festival. “Our heart goes out to the Foo Fighters & their loved ones.”
What We Know About His Passing
On March 25 Taylor Hawkins passed away in Bogota Colombia, where the rock band was set to headline a music festival. Hawkins was found dead in his hotel room.
“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” the band said on Twitter. “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 unimaginably difficult time.”
The cause of death has not been disclosed. However, on Saturday Colombia’s Attorney General’s Office released a preliminary “forensic medical study”, which stated that drugs were found in Hawkins’ body.
The study revealed that Hawkins had 10 different substances in his body, including marijuana, opioids, tricyclic antidepressants and benzodiazepines.