Foo Fighters announce first 2023 shows after vowing to go ahead

Foo Fighters have just announced a handful of gigs for 2023, which will mark their first shows after vowing to continue as a band following the drummer’s tragic death Taylor Hawkins last year.

The Foo Fighters were preparing for a festival in Colombia at the end of March last year when Hawkins died suddenly, and the band canceled the rest of their 2022 shows as a result. Several months later, two massive Hawkins tribute concerts were held in Los Angeles and London, marking the members’ first time performing since the loss of their bandmate.

But the future of the band remained uncertain until they issued a statement at the end of the year to make sure they plan to move forward as a band.

“Without Taylor we would never have become the band we were – and without Taylor we know we will be a different band going forward,” they wrote. “We also know that you, the fans, meant as much to Taylor as he meant to you. And we know that when we see you again – and we will soon – he will be there in spirit with all of us evening.”

As of today (January 10), Foo Fighters have been confirmed as headliners at Boston Calling Music Festival on 26 May Sonic Temple Art and Music Festival on May 28 and on Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on June 18. There is no word on who will be playing drums for the Foos at this time, so stay tuned for further announcements. And make sure you don’t miss the biggest rock and metal news as it happens – sign up to ours newsletter or download Loudwire app and be the first to know.

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