Foo Fighters announce first concerts since Taylor Hawkins’ death
The Foo Fighters recently said that they will continue as a band but they still didn’t reveal who will be their new drummer. But now the band revealed their first tour dates since Taylor Hawkins’ death. The band will headline three festivals in the United States next May and June.
Their classic and beloved drummer Taylor Hawkins died last March, 2022 at the age of 50 hours before a concert of the band in Bogotá, Colombia. The group paid tribute to the late musicians with two historical concerts made in London and Los Angeles, that featured many legendary artists like Paul McCartney, Brian May, Roger Taylor, Geezer Butler, Brian Johnson and more.
The band was founded by Dave Grohl after the end of Nirvana and besides him the group is formed by Pat Smear (Guitar – since 1995), Chris Shiflett (Guitar – since 1999), Nate Mendel (Bass – since 1995) and Rami Jaffee (Keyboards – since 2005).
New Foo Fighters 2023 tour dates
- 26 – BOSTON CALLING MUSIC FESTIVAL – BOSTON, MA, US
- 28 – SONIC TEMPLE ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL – COLUMBUS, OH, US
- 18 – BONNAROO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL – MANCHESTER, TN, US
The band had released 10 studio albums, the most recent one being “Medicine At Midnight” in 2021. Curiously, the self-titled debut from 1995 was only recorded by Dave Grohl, who did the vocals and played all the instruments. Besides the two mentioned albums, the band also released “The Colour and the Shape” (1997), “There Is Nothing Left to Lose” (1999), “One by One” (2002), “In Your Honor” (2005), “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace” (2007), “Wasting Light” (2011), “Sonic Highways” (2014) and “Concrete and Gold” (2017).
The band have won 15 Grammy Awards, including the prize for Best Rock Album five times. Those numbers make them one of the most successful bands from the Grammy Awards history.