Foo Fighters have canceled all upcoming tour dates following the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins on Friday (March 25).
The band was touring South America and preparing to perform at a Colombian festival when Hawkins complained of chest pains.
While a cause of death has not yet been released, a toxicology report revealed 10 different substances in his system at the time of death.
On March 29, the group announced the cancellations in a statement that read, “It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirm the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of the harrowing loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins.”
“We regret and share the disappointment that we will not see each other as planned. Instead, let’s take this time to grieve, heal, draw loved ones closer, and cherish all the music and memories we’ve made together.”
Foo Fighters were scheduled to tour for the remainder of the year, with major US performances at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, as well as UK stadium shows in London, Birmingham and Manchester. The tour was due to end in Australia this December.
They were also scheduled to perform at the Grammy Awards this Sunday (April 3).
After frontman Dave Grohl, Hawkins was the best-known member of the Foo Fighters, appearing alongside the lead singer in interviews and having prominent roles in the band’s videos.
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