- Foo Fighters cancel their current tour
- The band's drummer Taylor Hawkins died last week
- Foo Fighters may not perform at Grammys
Foo Fighters are putting concert plans on hold for the foreseeable future while they mourn the loss of one of their own. Following the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins, the band announced on Tuesday via a statement on social media that they have cancelled their tour.
Foo Fighters' cancellation comes "with great sadness"
Foo Fighters' last show before Hawkins' death was at Lollapalooza Argentina last week. The news that their drummer had suddenly passed away shocked the world, with many stars expressing their devastation. "It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirm the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of the staggering loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins," the band began their statement.
They then went on to say that they "share in the disappointment" fans are experiencing about not seeing them perform live given the circumstances, and offered some genuine words. Foo Fighters encouraged their fans to "take this time to grieve, to heal, to pull our loved ones close, and to appreciate all the music and memories we’ve made together."
Even though the band was scheduled to perform at the Grammys next month, it's likely that Hawkins' death means they won't be making an appearance. Hopefully the Foo Fighters, their fans, and everyone else impacted by the tragedy will be able to take the time they need to come together as a community and mourn the loss of an iconic musician.