Initial Lineup For Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts Unveiled
The first round of artists have been revealed for the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts with members of Queen, The Police, Rush, Kiss, The Pretenders, Mötley Crüe, Queens of the Stone Age, Rage Against The Machine and Red Hot Chili Peppers helping celebrate the memory of the Foo Fighters drummer and one of modern music’s most beloved figures.
As reported earlier this month, Foo Fighters together with the Hawkins family are presenting the two all-star concerts taking place Sept. 3 at London’s Wembley Stadium and Sept. 27 at The Kia Forum in Los Angeles.
Chris Chaney, Stewart Copeland, Omar Hakim, Joshua Homme, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Brian May, Mark Ronson, Roger Taylor, Rufus Taylor and Wolfgang Van Halen will appear at both events. Chevy Metal, the ’70s cover band co-founded by Hawkins, will also take the stage.
Liam Gallagher, Chrissie Hynde and Supergrass will appear in London along, along with a special appearance by Dave Chappelle.
Miley Cyrus, Joan Jett, Alanis Morissette, Gene Simmons, Nikki Sixx, Chad Smith, Luke Spiller, Jon Theodore, Brad Wilk and Pat Wilson are appearing in Los Angeles only.
An announcement notes that the setlist for the tribute concerts will feature the “songs that Taylor loved and created, with and alongside his FF brothers Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee.”
More artists are to be added to the lineup. Fans can sign up to receive updates at the Foo Fighters website.
Tickets go on sale Friday, June 17.
The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will benefit charities in both the U.K. and the U.S., chosen by the Hawkins family. Further details will be announced shortly.
Hawkins died suddenly at age 50 on March 25 during Foo Fighters’ South American tour. The band canceled the remainder of its 2022 tour dates after Hawkins’ death