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Foo Fighters cancel Vancouver Island tour date after longtime drummer dies

The Foo Fighters have canceled their upcoming tour dates, including one in Victoria, following the death of the band’s longtime drummer, Taylor Hawkins.

The 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were scheduled to perform at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Center in early October 2022. A statement on the band’s website confirmed that they had canceled all of their upcoming tour dates “as of light of the stunning loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins.

“We are sorry and share the disappointment that we will not see each other as planned,” the statement read. “Instead, let’s take this time to grieve, to heal, to bring our loved ones together, and to appreciate all the music and memories we’ve made together.”

Hawkins, the 25-year-old Foo Fighters drummer, died aged 50 on Friday March 25 while touring South America with the rock band.

After frontman Dave Grohl, Hawkins was the band’s most recognizable member, appearing alongside the lead singer in interviews and playing prominent, usually comedic roles in the band’s memorable videos and their recent horror-comedy film, Studio 666.

Prior to joining Foo Fighters in 1997, Hawkins was a touring drummer with Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morrissette.

In addition to the Victoria show, Foo Fighters had also planned venues in Vancouver and Penticton on the 2022 tour.


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