The Kia Forum | Inglewood, California
EVENT CANCELLED. Please contact your ticket point of purchase to claim a refund on your tickets.
The All-Star Rock & Roll show from the Foo Fighters. The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert at The Kia Forum on Tuesday, September 27th 2022. “Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee will come together with the Hawkins family to celebrate the life, music and love of their husband, father, brother and bandmate with The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts,” the band stated. With a line-up still to be announced, the concerts will pay tribute to Hawkins, who died on March 25 in Colombia while on tour with the band.
“For our dear friend, our badass bandmate, our beloved brother… Foo Fighters and The Hawkins family bring you the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts,” the Band wrote. The concerts will take place with the group’s remaining members, Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee along with Hawkins’ family and a yet-unannounced group of musicians that Hawkins "idolized."
Hawkins’ wife, Alison Hawkins, posted a message to fans on her husband’s Instagram account to coincide with the tribute concerts’ announcement. “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. Your kindness has been an invaluable comfort for my family and me during this time of unimaginable grief.”
Taylor Hawkins, 50, died on March 25 in Bogotá, Colombia, hours before the Foo Fighters were set to take the stage at the Festival Estereo Picnic. The band immediately canceled its remaining tour dates. Taylor joined as the drummer of Foo Fighters in 1997, on the tour supporting their sophomore album, The Colour and the Shape, he made his recorded debut on the band's 1999 album, "There Is Nothing Left To Lose," and played with the band on every single album since, including, In Your Honor, where he is listed as lead singer on the song “Cold Day In The Sun”, and, Concrete & Gold, also featured him as lead singer on “Sunday Rain”. As a member of Foo Fighters, Taylor was a 15-time Grammy Award winner and member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He lived and loved music to an insatiable degree, with Foo Fighters, as well as his numerous solo and side projects and collaborations.
"As one of the most respected and beloved figures in modern music, Taylor's monolithic talent and magnetic personality endeared him to millions of fans, peers, friends and fellow musical legends the world over," the band said. "Millions mourned his untimely passing on March 25, with passionate and sincere tributes coming from fans as well as musicians Taylor idolized."