In the wake of the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins on March 25 during Foo Fighters’ South American tour, the band announced it is canceling all upcoming dates, including several headlining festival appearances and mostly outdoor appearances including sheds and stadiums in North America and Europe.
Foo Fighters statement in full:
“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. 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, to heal, to pull our loved ones close, and to appreciate all the music and memories we’ve made together.
The cancellations put a major hole in global summer festival and concert calendars. Among them, Foo Fighters were scheduled to appear at North American festivals including Beale Street Music Festival (April 29); New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (May 1), Welcome To Rockville (May 22), Boston Calling (May 27), Live In The USA (July 27, Aug. 6), Osheaga Festival (July 29) and Aftershock Festival (Oct. 9).
In Europe, Foo Fighters were scheduled to perform at Nova Rock (June 10), I-Days Festival (June 12), Rock In Rio Lisbon (June 18), and Festival De Nimes (June 22-23),
Foo Fighters were also set to play multiples at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. (May 16, 18) and Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles (Aug. 18, 20) and stadiums including Citi Field in New York (July 17), Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia (July 24), U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis (Aug. 3), Empower Field at Mile High in Denver (Aug. 6, 8) and T-Mobile Park in Seattle (Aug. 13).
In between were amphitheater shows and some arena shows in North America, and a European leg that included many of the largest open-air concert sites in the UK and on the continent, as well as dates in Italy.
Over the course of its career, Foo Fighters averages 16,750 tickets per show sold and gross of $1,169,907. Most of the venues on the band’s 2022 itinerary had more than 20,000-ticket capacities.