Foo Fighters cancel Jazz Fest performance following death of drummer

Published: Mar. 29, 2022 at 1:59 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 29, 2022 at 6:03 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Foo Fighters have canceled their upcoming Jazz Fest headlining performance following the death of their drummer, Taylor Hawkins.

The band made the announcement on Twitter just moments after the Jazz Fest cubes were released. The Foo Fighters were scheduled to close out the first Sunday of the fest, May 1.

“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 tweet reads. “We’re sorry for and share in the disappointment that we won’t be seeing one another as planned. Instead, let’s 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.”

Jazz Fest organizers have not issued a comment at this time.

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Hawkins, 50, died during a South American tour with the band. There were no immediate details disclosed on how he died. The band said in a statement on Fri., March 25 that his death was a “tragic and untimely loss.”

Hawkins’ final concert was Sunday at another festival in San Isidro, Argentina.

Read more: Drummer Taylor Hawkins of Jazz Fest headliner Foo Fighters dies at 50

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