Foo Fighters Prepare For A Comeback After Taylor Hawkins’ Passing

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins had been an inseparable member of the band, thanks to eight studio albums he recorded, countless live performances, and his energy the act’s fans admired. Unfortunately, the musician passed away on March 25, 2022, when he was just 50 years old. After this tragic news, everybody was curious about the band’s future, but they recently declared the path they would follow via several tweets.

“We will be headlining Boston Calling on Friday, May 26,” shared the band on their Twitter page. “Presale tickets go on sale beginning Thursday, January 12 at 10 am ET.” This marked the official return of the Foo Fighters since they canceled all their tour dates a few days after Hawkins’ passing and announced tribute concerts instead.

Their upcoming shows don’t end there, as the band shared more dates via Twitter posts. They announced, “We’re headed to the Bonnaroo Farm on June 18. Early access tickets begin Thursday 1/12 at 10 am CT.” Noting they have another scheduled show, Foo Fighters said, “We’re playing Sonic Temple Festival on May 28 at the Historic Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH. The presale starts tomorrow at 10 am EST.”

Now that fans are sure of the Foo Fighters’ plans, there’s only one thing that remains a mystery: the replacement of Taylor Hawkins. During their tribute shows, many iconic drummers played with the band, such as Queen’s Roger Taylor, the Police’s Stewart Copeland, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee, Blink-182’s Travis Barker, and many more.

In addition to those names, Josh Freese performed with Foo Fighters for the Hawkins’ tribute concerts. Freese is a session drummer who played with names such as Paramore, Sting, Guns N’ Roses, and more. Since his performance with the band was a success, many people view him as a possible candidate, considering his availability. Moreover, Variety recently released an article claiming that multiple sources told them Freese could fill Hawkins’ spot.

Regardless of the rumors, Foo Fighters didn’t make an official announcement about Taylor Hawkins’ replacement yet. Furthermore, even if Freese performs with them during the upcoming shows, it’s still unknown whether he’ll be an official member or a temporary fill. The band’s fans have to wait a little longer to find out the member who will join the act for the comeback shows.