Members of Queen, Rush and Oasis Join Taylor Hawkins Tribute Show
The Taylor Hawkins the tribute concert has just been imbued with some serious star power.
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Last week the foo fighters and family of Taylor Hawkins have announced two official tribute concerts to be held this fall honoring the late drummer in the UK and US
The first gig, due to take place at Wembley Stadium in London on September 3, has just announced its first set of guests and it features musicians from some of Hawkins’ favorite bands.
Set to appear are old Oasis singer Liam Gallagher, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush, Queenit is Brian May and Roger Taylorancient Police drummer Stewart Copeland, stone age queensit is Josh Man, Chrissie Hyde, Marc Ronson, Wolfgang Van Halenand a special appearance by Dave Chappelle.
A few weeks later, the tribute concert will take place in Los Angeles on September 27 at the Kia Forum. Several artists from the London fair will be present including Copeland, Lee, Homme, Lifeson, May, Ronson, Taylor, Van Halen, and others.
The Los Angeles event will also feature the likes of Miley Cyrus, Joan Jett, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith, Alanis Morissette, Gene Simmons of EMBRACE, Nikki Sixx, Brad Wilk of Rage against the machineand more.
More artists for both shows will be announced in the near future. Tickets for each show go on sale this Friday, June 17 at 9 a.m. local time. You can buy tickets here.
As the show was announced, Hawkins’ wife Alison shared a touching message to Foo Fighters fans thanking them for the “outpouring of love” the family has received since his passing in March.
“As Taylor’s wife, and on behalf of our children, I want to share how much you meant to him and how dedicated he was to ‘knock your socks off’ at every performance,” she had told the time. “Taylor has been honored to be a part of Foo Fighters and has enjoyed his dream role in the band every minute of his 25 years with them. We consider each member of the band and the broader Foo Fighters team as our family.”
His message ended by saying, “Taylor’s endearing spirit and deep love of music will live on forever through the collaborations he has so loved to have with other musicians and the catalog of songs he has contributed to and created. To celebrate his life, he is now up to all of us who loved him most to honor Taylor’s legacy and the music he gave us.
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