Foo Fighters cancel Grammys performance after Taylor Hawkins’ death


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The Foo Fighters will no longer be performing at this weekend’s Grammy Awards.

A rep for the band confirmed to Fox News Digital on Friday that they were “not going to perform” their previously scheduled performance after Taylor Hawkinsdeath.

The Grammys take place Sunday in Las Vegas and will feature performances from Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow, Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton, and more.

The band announced on Tuesday that they have canceled the remaining dates of their current tour due to the loss of their beloved drummer.

FOO FIGHTERS CANCEL TOUR AFTER TAYLOR HAWKINS DEATH: ‘LET’S TAKE THIS TIME TO GRIEVER’

Taylor Hawkins died in Colombia, officials confirmed over the weekend.
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“It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirms the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of the stunning loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins,” a spokesperson for the band said in a statement obtained by Fox News Digital. “We are sorry and share the disappointment that we will not see each other as planned. Instead, let’s take this time to grieve, to heal, to bring our loved ones together, and to appreciate all the music and all the memories we’ve made together.”

The memorandum has been signed; “With love, Foo Fighters.”

News of the cancellation comes just days after a toxicology report confirmed that Hawkins had at least 10 different psychoactive substances in his body, including “THX (marijuana), tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and opioids, among others,” when he was found dead in his Bogota, Colombiahotel room, Colombia’s attorney general’s office said in the document shared on Twitter on Sunday.

The country’s National Institute of Forensic Medicine continues to investigate Hawkins’ cause of death, which has not been confirmed, the report added.

DEATH OF FOO FIGHTERS DRUMMER TAYLOR HAWKINS: NEW DETAILS EMERGE

Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters perform during day one of Lollapalooza Chile 2022 at Parque Bicentenario Cerrillos on March 18, 2022 in Santiago, Chile.

Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters perform during day one of Lollapalooza Chile 2022 at Parque Bicentenario Cerrillos on March 18, 2022 in Santiago, Chile.
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The Foo Fighters were in Colombia preparing for a Friday night show in Bogotá when the band announced their “untimely” death.

The band said in a statement to Fox News Digital on Friday that they were “devastated” by their “tragic and untimely loss.”

  Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins performs onstage at the Los Angeles premiere after party "Workshop 666."

Taylor Hawkins of The Foo Fighters performs onstage at the after party for the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Studio 666’.
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“His musical spirit and contagious laughter will live with us all forever,” reads Fox News Digital’s in memoriam. “Our thoughts are with his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect at this incredibly difficult time.”

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Hawkins was the band’s drummer for 25 years and his death sparked an outpouring of grief from rock legends like Ozzy Osbourne, Ringo Starr and Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello.

Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters perform at Innings Festival 2022 at Tempe Beach Park on February 26, 2022 in Tempe, Arizona.

Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters perform at Innings Festival 2022 at Tempe Beach Park on February 26, 2022 in Tempe, Arizona.
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After Foo Fighters founder and frontman Dave Grohl, Hawkins was the most recognizable member, appearing alongside Grohl in interviews and playing prominent roles in the band’s videos.

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The band was touring South America at the time of his death.

Fox News’ Julius Young, Brie Stimson and Associated Press contributed to this report.


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