Axl Rose over the weekend dedicated the Guns N’ Roses tour to the late Taylor Hawkins.
Axl Rose posted on Twitter over the weekend that Guns N’ Roses have dedicated their tour to the Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins.
“Taylor was a really great guy and it was always great to see him. He was a great n’ always welcome part of touring these last few years,” Rose said on Twitter. “This is a horrible thing and r hearts go out to his family, friends, bandmates and everyone who love him.”
Rose, 60, took some time on Twitter to thank fans for understanding that they had to cancel some shows and to thank Carrie Underwood for joining them in the United Kingdom, in addition to his tribute to Hawkins, according to Billboard.
Hawkins died on March 25 in Colombia while on tour with the Foo Fighters. He was 50 years old, according to The Associated Press. No cause of death has been released.
The tour will pick up in South America in September, according to Billboard, and then will head to Mexico, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
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The Foo Fighters are putting on two shows in Hawkins’ honor in the fall: September 3 at Wembley Stadium in London and September 27 at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California, according to the AP. Queen, The Police, Motley Crue and other acts are expected to perform.
July 16, 2022
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