Foo Fighters announce tribute concerts for late drummer Taylor Hawkins

Hawkins, 50, died abruptly at a Bogota hotel in late March, interrupting the rest of the group's South American tour, which was subsequently cancelled.

The concerts, which will take place on September 3 at Wembley Stadium in London and September 27 at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles,

 will be the first live performances by the Foo Fighters since Hawkins' death.

The band announced the shows on Twitter, saying, "For our dear friend, our kickass bandmate, our adored brother... 

 Foo Fighters and The Hawkins family present you the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts."

Colombia's Attorney General reported at the time of Hawkins' death that an early toxicological examination had detected ten types of chemicals, 

It also shared a statement from Hawkins' wife Alison, who thanked fans for their support.

In a statement, the band said the tribute concerts would also feature music artists who had inspired Hawkins,

and together with the group they would perform "the songs that he fell in love with, and the ones he brought to life".

Foo Fighters was founded in 1994 by Dave Grohl, the drummer for grunge band Nirvana,

following the death of Nirvana's lead singer Kurt Cobain. Hawkins joined in 1997.

The group has won 15 Grammy Awards, the last three this year shortly after Hawkins' death.

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