The multi-platinum rock band Foo Fighters has canceled all of its upcoming tour dates after the death of its drummer, Taylor Hawkins.
“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 band said in a brief statement on Tuesday.
“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, heal, pull our loved ones close, and appreciate all the music and memories we’ve made together. With Love, Foo Fighters.”
The band will be performing at the Grammy Awards in Las Vegas this Sunday and has been nominated for three awards. Hawkins died on Friday at the age of 50 in Bogotá, Colombia, where the group was scheduled to perform. The official cause of death has not yet been announced.
On Saturday night, the Colombian Attorney General’s Office released a preliminary toxicology report. It said coroners found evidence of 10 substances in Hawkins’ body, including opioids, benzodiazepines, marijuana, and antidepressants. His forensic report on Hawkins continues. Hawkins has been with the Foo Fighters since 1997, three years after the band was formed. Prior to that, he was touring as the drummer of Alanis Morissette. While Hawkins was at the Foo Fighters, the band won 12 Grammy Awards and recorded four # 1 hits on the Billboard charts.