A six-hour tribute concert for Taylor Hawkins featured family, friends and the Foo Fighters at London’s Wembley Stadium.
A heartwarming and spectacular tribute concert for late Foo Fighters drummer, Taylor Hawkins took place at London’s Wembley stadium on Saturday (September 3). The six-hour show attracted a crowd of 90,000 and was also live-streamed to millions via Pluto TV, Paramount Plus, and MTV’s YouTube channels.
“Ladies and gentlemen, tonight we’ve gathered here to celebrate the life, the music and the love of our dear friend, our bandmate, our brother Taylor Hawkins,” said Foo Fighters frontman, Davel Grohl. “For those of you who knew him personally, you know that no one else could make you smile or laugh or dance or sing like he could. And for those of you that admired him from afar, I’m sure you’ve all felt the same thing.”
The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert featured performances from the late drummer’s friends, family and band members. One of the most special performances of the evening was by Taylor Hawkin’s 16-year-old son, Shane, who played the drums during a rendition of My Hero.
Dave Grohl’s daughter, Violet, was also part of the line-up. She performed Jeff Buckley’s Grace and Last Goodbye in honour of Hawkins, who reportedly introduced Buckley’s music to her. Check out Shane Hawkins’ passionate and heartfelt performance below.
Shane Hawkins, the 16 year old son of the late Taylor Hawkins playing the drums during “My Hero” with the Foo Fighters during the tribute show to his dad, has me 😭 pic.twitter.com/pBiyPurMC9
— Travis Akers (@travisakers) September 4, 2022