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Foo Fighters have unveiled the first wave of performers booked for the Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts, and the shows are definitely stacked.

The following performers have been confirmed:

September 3 – London – Wembley Stadium

  • Chris Chaney
  • Stewart Copland
  • Liam Gallagher
  • Omar Hakim
  • Josh Homme
  • Chrissie Hynde
  • Geddy Lee
  • Alex Lifeson
  • Brian May
  • Mark Ronson
  • Supergrass
  • Roger Taylor
  • Rufus Taylor
  • Wolfgang Van Halen
  • Chevy Metal
  • Dave Chappelle (billed as a special guest appearance)

September 27 – Los Angeles – Kia Forum

  • Chris Chaney
  • Stewart Copeland
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Omar Hakim
  • Josh Homme
  • Joan Jett
  • Geddy Lee
  • Alex Lifeson
  • Brian May
  • Mark Ronson
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Gene Simmons
  • Nikki Sixx
  • Chad Smith
  • Luke Spiller
  • Roger Taylor
  • Rufus Taylor
  • Jon Theodore
  • Wolfgang Van Halen
  • Brad Wilk
  • Pat Wilson
  • Chevy Metal (billed as a special appearance)

 

And believe it or not, more acts will be announced at a later date! The Foos further note, “The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will benefit charities in both the US and UK chosen by the Hawkins family. Beneficiaries and further details will be announced shortly.”

Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, June 17 at 9 AM local time.

 

Taylor Hawkins: Live Performance Tributes from Slash, Elton John, Joan Jett & More

  • Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators

    Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators performed “Starlight” from his 2010’s self-titled album during the band’s March 26 show in Orlando in tribute to Hawkins. Slash said before the performance, “I’m sure most of you are aware that we lost a really close friend of ours last night — Taylor Hawkins, the drummer of the Foo Fighters. First of all, he was a great f—ing guy — a f—ing sweetheart. He was a really good friend and a kickass drummer. [We’re] completely crushed that we’ve lost him. So we wanna do a song tonight and dedicate it to him. ”

  • Elton John

    Elton John dedicated “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” to Hawkins during his March 26 show in Des Moine, Iowa. He said before the performance, “I got up this morning to see that Taylor Hawkins from the Foo Fighters had passed away, and I was so shocked because he played on my ‘Lockdown Sessions’ album and he was one of the nicest people you could ever meet and one of the greatest drummers and a true musician who loved all sorts of music and loved life. And it seems so sad that at 50 years of age we’ve lost someone who had that much passion. And it makes me so downhearted for his family — his three children and his wife and his other relatives — and, of course, the Foo Fighters who’ve lost a dearest loved one that can never, ever be replaced. But his music will live on. But I can tell you he was a great, great one. So this song is for him and his family and his wife and his children.”

  • Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

    Joan Jett & the Blackheart dedicated “Fragile” to Hawkins during their set at the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival on March 26 in Brookhaen, Ga. Jett was emotional when leading into the song telling the crowd Hawkins was “one of the greatest drummers of our time.”

    Joan Jett’s tribute to the late Taylor Hawkins. She is close to the Foo Fighters and has opened for them on tour. She also fronted Nirvana for their induction into the Rock hall of fame. The song is titled… Fragile. Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival. Atlanta GA 3/26/22 🖤

    Posted by Robert Whitman on Sunday, March 27, 2022

  • Miley Cyrus

    Cyrus was visible emotional when honoring Hawkins during her set at Lollapalooza Brazil saying, “We had to make this emergency landing, and the first person I called was Taylor because he was already at the festival. That would’ve been the time that I would’ve gotten to see my friend, and I didn’t, so it makes me really sad I would’ve done anything to hang out with him one more time.” She and her band played “Angels Like You” in honor of Hawkins.

  • Mammoth WVH

    Mammoth WVH covered the Foo Fighters hit “My Hero” during their March 26 gig in Boston with Wolfgang Van Halen saying before the performance that Hawkins “…was a hero to me, and a hero to all of us, and a hero to countless people, so we feel this is necessary.”

  • Liam Gallagher

    Gallagher closed out his March 26 show at London’s Royal Albert Hall dedicating “Live Forever” to Hawkins.

  • Daughtry/Mark Tremonti/Lyell

    Daughtry covered “My Hero” with help from Mark Tremonti and Lyell during their March 26 show in New Orleans.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.