Artists + fans react to Taylor Hawkins tribute concert at Wembley Stadium

In the past three months, they have two Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts has been highly anticipated by fans, friends, family and the rock music world at large. Unsurprisingly, the first concert last night (September 3) – at London’s Wembley Stadium – was a monumental success, with its myriad artists delivering plenty of touching memories and great music over the course of several hours. In fact, several artists and fans took to social media to share how moving and entertaining the event was.

For example glam rock troupe The darkness – if own Justin Hawkins joined in Wolfgang Van Halen, Josh Freese and Dave Grohl to Van Halen“On Fire” and “Hot for Teacher” — tweeted that it was “an unforgettable evening.”

Also famous percussionist Mike Portnoy posted his excited thoughts – and a photo with it Hawkins – to Facebook, calling it “an incredible, touching tribute to a guy who was so loved by so many.”

Similarly, rising drummer Nandi Bushell tweeted: “It was the greatest honor of my life to be asked to play [it]. . . . I gave it everything I had. Thanks @foofighters for inviting me.”

Naturally, hundreds – if not thousands – of Foo Fighters fans also shared their passion for the performance across multiple social media platforms. You can see an example of it below.

Taylor Hawkins tribute concert at Wembley Stadium Reactions

Their excitement and emotion was well deserved as the concert was full of excellent performances (some of which can be seen below).

Foo Fighters + Shane Hawkins, “My Hero”

Foo Fighters + Josh Freese, “Times Like These” and “All My Life”

Foo Fighters + Paul McCartney, “Helter Skelter”

Rush + Dave Grohl, “2112 Part I: Overture” and “Working Man”

Finally, you can check out setlist.fm for the full breakdown of which songs were played (and by whom).

If you also saw the concert, let us know what you thought! Also, don’t forget to check out the second show, which will take place on Sept. 27 at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, California.

Rockin’ 1000 perform ‘My Hero’ tribute to Taylor Hawkins

So many wanted to be a part of this special moment.

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