Following the death of the band’s drummer, Taylor Hawkins, all scheduled concert dates have been canceled.
The rockers were set to perform at the Grammy Awards on Sunday in Las Vegas, as well as spring dates at the Beale Street Music Festival, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Columbia, Maryland, Raleigh, North Carolina, Daytona Beach, Charlotte, North Carolina, the Boston Calling Music Festival, and summer dates in Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, and the United Kingdom.
“It is with tremendous regret that the Foo Fighters announce the postponement of all forthcoming tour dates in light of our brother’s tragic death,” the band stated in a statement released Tuesday.
Hawkins died on Friday while on tour in South America with the rock band. He was 50 years old at the time.
“We’re sorry for the inconvenience and share your sadness that we won’t be seeing each other as planned,” the band said in a statement. “Instead, let us use this time to mourn, heal, cling to our loved ones, and cherish all of the music and memories we’ve created together.”
When Hawkins joined Foo Fighters in 1997, he was the touring drummer for Alanis Morissette. He contributed to the band’s biggest albums, such as “One by One” and “In Your Honor,” as well as major songs such as “Best of You.”
Hawkins was described as a “brother from another mother, my dearest buddy, a man for whom I would take a bullet” in lead vocalist David Grohl’s 2021 book “The Storyteller.”