Dave Grohl’s Daughter Violet Addresses Taylor Hawkins’ Final Tribute Show

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl’s daughter Violet kicked off the second Taylor Hawkins tribute show by delivering an emotional cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah.’

The first Taylor Hawkins tribute concert, organized by the Foo Fighters and Hawkins’ family in honor of the late drummer, took place in London on September 3. Foo Fighters made their first public appearance together since Hawkins’ passing in March. Almost 90,000 fans witnessed unforgettable moments like Taylor’s 16-year-old son Shane Hawkins’ touching drumming performance on ‘My Hero.’

Some notable performances came from Liam Gallagher, Rush members Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, Wolfgang Van Halen, Queen’s Roger Taylor and Brian May, and many others. The second and final tribute show started on September 27  in Los Angeles at Kia Forum. Some of Hawkins’s musician friends who had performed in London, such as the Rush icons and Brian May, were also included in the Los Angeles lineup.

During the opening of the second tribute concert, Dave Grohl’s 16-year-old daughter Violet took the stage and performed an emotional version of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah,’ along with guitarist Alain Johannes. Although the Wembley show was streamed live, the Los Angeles leg was not broadcasted. Following Violet, Foo Fighters took the stage, backed by Travis Barker and Joan Jett. Other guests of the show include Miley Cyrus, Alanis Morissette, Gene Simmons, Nikki Sixx, and Chad Smith.

You can watch a video of Violet’s ‘Hallelujah’ performance below.