Foo Fighters pull the plug on tour after drummer Taylor Hawkins' tragic death

Los Angeles, California - The Foo Fighters have canceled their worldwide 2022 tour after drummer Taylor Hawkins' death on March 25.

The Foo Fighters have canceled their worldwide 2022 tour after drummer Taylor Hawkins' (2nd from l.) tragic death.
The Foo Fighters have canceled their worldwide 2022 tour after drummer Taylor Hawkins' (2nd from l.) tragic death.  © IMAGO / MediaPunch

The band had dozens of performances scheduled across the US, Europe and Australia, including a July 17 show at Citi Field.

"It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirm the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of the staggering loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins," the band said in a statement.

"We're sorry for and share the disappointment that we won't be seeing one another as planned. Instead, let's take this time to grieve, to heal, to pull our loved ones close, and to appreciate all the music and memories we've made together."

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The group was also scheduled to perform at the Grammys on Sunday.

Hawkins died at age 50 while the band was on tour in Bogotá, Colombia. He'd been drumming with Foo Fighters since 1997.

A preliminary forensic investigation by Colombian authorities revealed Hawkins had a cocktail of drugs in his system at the time of his death. He had made an emergency call after experiencing chest pains in his Four Seasons Hotel room.

A full inquest into Hawkins' passing is underway and more details are expected to follow.

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