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Foo Fighters cancel tour after Taylor Hawkins’ death, including three UK dates UK News

The Foo Fighters have canceled the remaining shows of their tour after the “stunning loss” of drummer Taylor Hawkins.

The 50-year-old’s sudden death was announced on Saturday as the band, including Hawkins, played shows on the South American leg of their world tour.

“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 statement posted to social media said.

“We are sorry and share the disappointment of not seeing each other as planned.

“Instead, let’s take this time to grieve, heal, bring our loved ones together, and enjoy all the music and memories we’ve made together.

“With love, Foo Fighters”

Times Series: Taylor Hawkins performs at the Live Earth Charity Concert at Wembley Stadium, London (PA)Taylor Hawkins performs during the Live Earth Charity Concert at Wembley Stadium, London (PA)

Hawkins fell ill at his hotel in northern Bogota and paramedics were unable to revive him.

In a statement following an initial forensic examination, Colombia’s attorney general’s office said a preliminary urine toxicology test indicated the presence of 10 different substances, including marijuana, antidepressants and opioids, and that the investigation into the cause of Hawkins’ death would continue.

Foo Fighters cancel upcoming tour dates

The rock band played in Argentina last Sunday and was due to perform in Bogota on Friday evening.

They were scheduled to perform at the Grammys on April 3, and a series of dates in the United States were planned in April and May before the group was due to travel to Europe in June.

Times Series: Foo Fighters with their award for Best International Group at the 2018 Brit Awards (PA)Foo Fighters with their award for Best International Group at the 2018 Brit Awards (PA)

They were due to perform at sold-out concerts at Old Trafford, Manchester, Villa Park, Birmingham and the London Stadium in June and July.

The tour was then to continue in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand until December.

Hawkins played in the Foos for more than two decades, alongside former Nirvana star Dave Grohl on vocals and guitar and bandmates Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee.

He joined the band in 1997 following the departure of the band’s former drummer, William Goldsmith.

Following his death, tributes were paid by musicians such as Queen drummer Roger Taylor and guitarist Brian May, Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.

Hawkins, who will appear on May’s upcoming remastered solo album Another World Revisited, was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1972 and raised in Laguna Beach, California.

He is survived by his wife Alison and their three children.

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