The first wave of confirmed guests to join The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts in celebration of the life, music, and love of one of modern music’s most beloved figures has been confirmed.
The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will feature the Foo Fighters and the likes of Miley Cyrus, Liam Gallagher, Joan Jett, Mark Ronson, members of Queen, The Police, Rush, Kiss, The Pretenders, Motley Crue, Queens of the Stone Age, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Supergrass, a special appearance by Dave Chappelle (in the UK only) and Chevy Metal, plus more to be announced. The various artists will be playing the songs that Taylor loved and created, with and alongside his FF brothers Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, and Rami Jaffee.
The two all-star global events in celebration of Taylor’s memory and his legacy as a global rock icon will take place September 3 at London’s Wembley Stadium and September 27 at The Kia Forum in Los Angeles.
The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will benefit charities in both the UK and the US chosen by the Hawkins family. Beneficiaries and further details will be announced shortly.
Born in Fort Worth, TX in 1972, Hawkins relocated to Southern California as a child, where he grew up idolizing such drummers as Queen’s Roger Taylor, Phil Collins, Neil Peart of Rush, and Budgie, of Siouxsie and the Banshees. Prior to joining the Foo Fighters, Hawkins played drums for Sass Jordan and joined Alanis Morissette on her Jagged Little Pilltour. He joined the Foo Fighters in 1997, first appearing on their 1999 album, There Is Nothing to Lose.