Liam Gallagher will join the Foo Fighters for the Taylor Hawkins tribute gig Credit: AFP via Getty
Liam Gallagher has said it is an ‘absolute honour’ to be asked to join the bill at a Foo Fighters tribute concert to their late drummer Taylor Hawkins.
Taylor, 50, was found dead in Columbia in March during the Foos’ tour, which was then cancelled by the shell-shocked band.
His band-mates have since announced two huge concerts in his memory, one in LA and the other at Wembley Stadium.
And today it was confirmed that ex-Oasis frontman Liam will be among those joining the London gig on 3 September in memory of charismatic drummer Taylor, who had been part of the Foos since 1997 when he replaced William Goldsmith.
What has Liam said about the gig?
Commenting on the news on his Twitter feed, Liam said: “ It’s an absolute honour to be invited to kick out the jams for Taylor Hawkins - won’t let you down brother.”
Also joining the London gig will be Brian May and Roger Taylor of Taylor’s favourite band Queen, producer Mark Ronson, Police drummer Stewart Copeland, and Pretenders singer-songwriter Chrissie Hynde, plus more names.
There will also be a special guest appearance by comedian Dave Chappelle.
What have the Foo Fighters said?
A statement on the band wesbite said: “(Taylor) lived and loved music to an insatiable degree, with Foo Fighters as well as his numerous solo and side projects and collaborations.
“As one of the most respected and beloved figures in modern music, Taylor’s monolithic talent and magnetic personality endeared him to millions of fans, peers, friends and fellow musical legends the world over.
“Millions mourned his untimely passing on 25 March with passionate and sincere tributes coming from fans as well as musicians Taylor idolized.
“The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will unite several of those artists, the Hawkins family and of course his Foo Fighters brothers in celebration of Taylor’s memory and his legacy as a global rock icon—his bandmates and his inspirations playing the songs that he fell in love with, and the ones he brought to life.
How do I get tickets for the Taylor Hawkins Wembley tribute?
Tickets will go on sale on Friday 17 June from 9am and you need to join the Foo Fighters mailing list here to find out more.
Ticket prices have not yet been confirmed but they are likely to sell out fast.