The Foo Fighters are canceling their remaining tour dates after their drummer Taylor Hawkins died at age 50 last week.
“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,” the band said in a statement Tuesday. “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 Foo Fighters were also scheduled to perform at Sunday’s Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. USA TODAY has reached out to representatives for the band to clarify if that appearance is also being canceled.
The announcement comes days after a preliminary report from Colombia’s attorney general’s office determined that Hawkins had 10 different substances in his body when he was found dead in a hotel room in Bogota, Colombia on Friday. .
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The urine toxicology test indicated the presence of “THX (marijuana), tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opioids, among others,” a statement from the office said.
The office added that it would “continue to investigate and duly inform the results of the forensic examinations in due course”.
Foo Fighters were scheduled to play at a festival in Bogota, Colombia on Friday night. Hawkins’ last gig was on Sunday at another festival in San Isidro, Argentina. Their next show was scheduled for Lollapalooza Brasil in São Paulo, Brazil on Sunday.
Bogotá’s municipal government released a statement on Saturday saying the city’s emergency center received a report of a patient suffering from “chest pain” and dispatched an ambulance, although a private ambulance has already arrived at the hotel in northern Bogota.
Foo Fighters fans were understanding in offering messages of support on Twitter following the band’s announcement.
“Completely understandable. You need to put yourself first and give yourselves as much time as you need to grieve. Taylor is a huge loss to all of us, but you need to have broken thoughts and love for all of you and Taylor – thanks for the memories, you were unique, ” @Heather_1705 tweeted.
Mark Cameron tweeted: “I hope one day we will see the Foo Fighters on stage again. Now is not the time.”
“It was for the best. I don’t know a single fan who will be upset with this decision,” wrote @jsofranko94.