Some of the artists confirmed thus far to be participating in the upcoming Taylor Hawkins tribute concert in London have been revealed.
RUSH‘s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, OASIS‘s Liam Gallagher, QUEEN‘s Roger Taylor and Brian May, THE POLICE‘s Stewart Copeland, JANE’S ADDICTION‘s Chris Chaney, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE‘s Joshua Homme, THE PRETENDERS‘ Chrissie Hynde, Dave Chappelle, MAMMOTH WVH‘s Wolfgang Van Halen, Omar Hakim and members of Hawkins’s covers band CHEVY METAL are among the artists who will come together with FOO FIGHTERS members Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee and the Taylor Hawkins family to celebrate the life, music and love of the late FOO FIGHTERS drummer at London’s Wembley Stadium on September 3.
Tickets for the concert be available starting Friday, June 17 at 9:00 a.m. local time.
Another concert in tribuite to the late FOO FIGHTERS drummer will be held at Los Angeles’s Kia Forum on September 27. The lineup for that event will be announced later today.
Proceeds will benefit charities in both the U.K. and the U.S. chosen by the Hawkins family.
As one of the most respected and beloved figures in modern music, Taylor’s monolithic talent and magnetic personality endeared him to millions of fans, peers, friends and fellow musical legends the world over. Millions mourned his untimely passing on March 25, with passionate and sincere tributes coming from fans as well as musicians Taylor idolized. The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will unite several of those artists, the Hawkins family and, of course, his FOO FIGHTERS brothers in celebration of Taylor’s memory and his legacy as a global rock icon — his bandmates and his inspirations playing the songs that he fell in love with, and the ones he brought to life.