Foo Fighters cancel upcoming tour dates, including Beale Street Music Festival, after drummer’s death
By Action News 5 Staff
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – Foo Fighters announced Tuesday the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates after the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins.
The band was slated to headline Beale Street Music Festival April 29 through May 1.
Hawkins, 50, died Friday while on tour with Foo Fighters in South America. Their Friday night performance at a Bogota, Colombia music festival was canceled, and the announcement on the rest of their tour dates came Tuesday on Twitter.
“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. 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.”
BSMF organizers retweeted the band’s statement and added, “Our hearts go out to Taylor’s family and the Foo Fighters as they go through this difficult time. We support their decision and wish them the best as they grieve and heal from this tragic loss.”
In an emailed statement, BSMF organizers said they “(join) the legions of fans mourning the loss of Taylor Hawkins and our hearts are with his loved ones during this difficult time.”
Updates to the festival will be announced next week.