Foo Fighters announce stellar lineup for Taylor Hawkins tribute concert

London, UK - Foo Fighters will be joined by Liam Gallagher, Brian May and Dave Chappelle and more big name acts during a tribute concert in memory of their late drummer Taylor Hawkins.

A Taylor Hawkins tribute at the 64th annual Grammy Awards.
A Taylor Hawkins tribute at the 64th annual Grammy Awards.  © Rich Fury / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

The event at London's Wembley Stadium will also feature appearances from Mark Ronson, former The Police drummer Stewart Copeland, Chrissie Hynde, Jane's Addiction bassist Chris Chaney, and Supergrass.

Queens Of The Stone Age star Josh Homme, Eddie Van Halen's son Wolfgang, producer and jazz drummer Omar Hakim, and Rush singer Geddy Lee will also appear.

Queen drummer Roger Taylor will also take to the stage alongside his son Rufus, who plays drums with The Darkness.

Adam Levine's thirsty Instagram DMs spark an avalanche of memes
Celebrities Adam Levine's thirsty Instagram DMs spark an avalanche of memes

Comedian Dave Chappelle will appear as a special guest.

A statement from Foo Fighters said more acts will be announced for the tribute show, which is scheduled for September 3 and being organized in collaboration with Hawkins' family.

It will be followed by a second concert on September 27 at The Kia Forum in Los Angeles, with that line-up yet to be announced.

Foo Fighters to make their big comeback

Taylor Hawkins (r.) with Foo Fighters lead man Dave Grohl at Lollapalooza 2022.
Taylor Hawkins (r.) with Foo Fighters lead man Dave Grohl at Lollapalooza 2022.  © JAVIER TORRES / AFP

The shows are expected to be the band's first since Hawkins was found dead aged 50 in his hotel room in Colombia in March.

No cause of death was announced, although a preliminary toxicology report showed traces of 10 substances in his body, including opioids and marijuana.

Hawkins had played in the band fronted by former Nirvana drummer turned lead singer Dave Grohl for more than two decades.

How Sam Smith's made an Unholy mess of their new single release on TikTok
Music How Sam Smith's made an Unholy mess of their new single release on TikTok

He joined Foo Fighters in 1997 after previously touring with Alanis Morrissette and also starred with the band in their recently released horror comedy movie, Studio 666.

After his death in March, the band cancelled all tour dates as well as a planned performance at the Grammys.

In their absence, they went on to win all three categories they were nominated for at the 64th annual awards.

Cover photo: Rich Fury / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

More on the topic Music: