Rock & Roll Hall of Fame artist Foo Fighters has cancelled their upcoming tour — which included a stop in Victoria — following the tragic death of the band’s drummer.
The music world has been in mourning following the sudden death drummer Taylor Hawkins at the age of 50, who was found dead in his Bogota, Columbia hotel room over the weekend.
The band is referring to Hawkins’ death as a “tragic and untimely loss,” and have decided to cancel their upcoming tour while they grieve.
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“It is great sadness that Foo Fighters confirm the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of the staggering loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins,” reads a statement from the band. “We’re sorry for and share the disappointment that we won’t be seeing one another as planned. Instead, let’s take the time to grieve, to heal, to pull our loved ones close and to appreciate all the music and memories we’ve made together.”
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) March 26, 2022
Authorities Saturday said preliminary toxicology tests on Hawkins’ urine found 10 psychoactive substances and medicines, including marijuana, opioids, tricyclic antidepressants and benzodiazepines.
The band was currently on tour in South America
Hawkins was Alanis Morissette’s touring drummer when he joined the Foo Fighters in 1997 and had previously been the drummer for another Canadian singer, Sass Jordan.
Foo Fighters had planned to play a show at Save On Foods Memorial Centre on October 3.