More information about the Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts have been announced. Today (August 17), Paramount+ has announced that it is partnering with Foo Fighters and the Hawkins family to bring the first of two tribute events to viewers.
The first concert will take place at London’s Wembley Stadium on September 3. Paramount will broadcast the show live on Paramount+ in the United States, on Pluto TV internationally, and on MTV’s YouTube channels. The concert will also be available on-demand via Paramount+ starting September 3, with streaming options available on Pluto TV and MTV on-demand beginning the week of September 5.
The first event will feature performances from Liam Gallagher, Joshua Homme, Travis Barker, Chrissie Hyde, Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor, Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, Supergrass, Mark Ronson, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, and more. Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, Blink-182’s Travis Barker, AC/DC’s Brian Johnson, Kesha, and Dave Grohl’s daughter Violet have also been added to the lineup.
Proceeds from the September 3 concert will go to two charities chosen by the Hawkins family: Music Support and MusiCares. The London concert will be followed by another tribute concert at Los Angeles’ Kia Forum on September 27.
“Music is a powerful connector and we are honored to commemorate Taylor Hawkins’ enduring legacy,” Paramount CEO Bob Bakish shared in a statement. “From our broad mix of platforms to the universal strength of our brands, Paramount is uniquely positioned to maximize the reach and impact of content worldwide, and we look forward to sharing this meaningful music experience with audiences across every touchpoint.”
Hawkins passed away back in March while on tour with the Foo Fighters in Bogotá, Colombia. While his official cause of death is still pending,a toxicology report confirmed he had opioids, marijuana, and other psychoactive substances and medicines in his system at the time of death, according to the Attorney General of Colombia. He was 50 years old.
Check out our selection of free stations streaming Foo Fighters music at Live365.com.
Rather listen on our app? Download the Live365 app on iOS or Android. Ready to start your own station? Contact one of our Product Consultants or visit our website today. Keep up with the latest news by following us on Facebook (Live365 (Official) and Live365 Broadcasting) and Twitter (@Live365 and @Broadcast365)!
Article Image: Taylor Hawkins (left) covers half his face while smiling and standing next to Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl (right) at the 50th annual Grammy Awards in 2007. (s_bukley via DepositPhotos.)