Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Dead at 50 Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Dead at 50
Longtime Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has died, causing the band to pull out of a scheduled performance Friday night at the last minute.... Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Dead at 50

Longtime Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has died, causing the band to pull out of a scheduled performance Friday night at the last minute. Hawkins, who joined the band three years after its formation in 1994, was 50 years old. No cause of death has been identified.

“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever,” the band said on Twitter. “Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginable difficult time.”

Friday’s show at Festival Estereo Picnic was called off just a few minutes before it was scheduled to begin, according to reports. Fans at the event in Colombia found out shortly after that the band wouldn’t be appearing due to the death of Hawkins. Foo Fighters were also scheduled to perform this weekend at Lollapalooza Brasil on Sunday.

In the wake of the news of his passing, Hawkins was the subject of an outpouring of love and memorialization on social media.

It is unclear at this time what impact the loss of Hawkins will have on Foo Fighters plans for touring this year. A full North American tour is scheduled to begin in May, with summer festival dates in the U.S. as well as overseas, more North American shows in the fall, and then a run through Australia and New Zealand in December.

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Foo Fighters Live in North America 2022 Tour Dates

May 14 – The Pavilion at Star Lake – Burgettstown, PA
May 20 – Coastal Credit Union Music Park – Raleigh, NC
May 24 – PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
July 17 – Citi Field, Queens, NY
July 19 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY
July 22 – Rogers Centre – Toronto, Ontario
July 24 – Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, PA
July 27 – Maine Savings Amphitheater – Bangor, ME
July 29 – Osheaga Music and Arts Festival – Montreal, Quebec
August 1 – Ruoff Music Center – Noblesville, IN
August 3 – Huntington Bank Stadium – Minneapolis, MN
August 6 – Empower Field at Mile High – Denver, CO
August 8 – USANA Amphitheatre – West Valley City, UT
August 10 – Big Sky Events Arena – Big Sky, MT
August 13 – T-Mobile Park – Seattle, WA
August 18 – Banc of California Stadium – Los Angeles, CA
August 20 – Banc of California Stadium – Los Angeles, CA
September 18 – Denny Sanford Premier Center – Sioux Falls, SD
September 21 – Canada Life Centre – Winnipeg, MB
September 23 – SaskTel Centre – Saskatoon, SK
September 25 – Brandt Centre – Regina, SK
September 27 – Rogers Place – Edmonton, AB
September 29 – Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary, AB
October 1 – South Okanagan Events Centre – Penticton, BC
October 3 – Save On Foods Memorial Centre – Victoria, BC
October 5 – Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC
October 7 – Hayden Homes Amphitheater – Bend, OR