Foo Fighters have announced the full list of artists performing at a tribute concert for their late drummer Taylor Hawkins, which includes Manchester’s own Liam Gallagher.
The special concert is set to take place at London’s Wembley Stadium on September 3, honouring the life of the talented musician who died in March this year.
The list of all-star support acts was announced shortly after 9am this morning (June 15), and includes Queen’s Brian May, Supergrass, Mark Ronson and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age.
Following the announcement, Liam Gallagher described the support slot as an ‘honour’, writing: “It’s an absolute honour to be invited to kick out the jams for Taylor Hawkins won’t let you down brother LG x”
Completing the line up is Chris Chaney, Stewart Copeland, Omar Hakim, Chrissie Hynde, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Roger Taylor, Rufus Taylor, Wolfgang Van Halen, Chevy Metal and Dave Chappelle.
Hawkins, who had been the band’s drummer since 1997, passed away on March 25 in Colombia, age 50. His cause of death is unknown. But the tribute concert promises to celebrate “Taylor’s legacy as a global rock icon.”
Tickets for the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert will go on sale on Ticketmaster on Friday, June 17 at 9am. The concert will take place on Saturday, September 3 at Wembley Stadium.
As a 15 time Grammy winner with the Foo Fighters, fans should expect all of Taylor Hawkins’ greatest hits with the band. From the first album he performed with the band, ‘The Colour & The Shape’, to his debut recording, ‘There is Nothing Left to Lose’, featuring ‘One By One’, ‘In Your Honor’, ‘Echoes’, ‘Silence’, ‘Sonic Highways’ and more.
An official statement from the band announcing the tour said: “He lived and loved music to an insatiable degree, with Foo Fighters as well as his numerous solo and side projects and collaborations.” The concert will celebrate all of that and more.