Foo Fighters Cancel All Tour Dates, Including Maine Date in July
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The rock n' roll world continues to reel after the sudden and tragic death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins at age 50. Tributes have been pouring in from musicians worldwide, including dozens of dedications during live performances from heavy hitters like Liam Gallagher, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay and Elton John. As the aftermath of Hawkins' devastating loss continues to reverberate, the Foo Fighters have answered one of many questions lingering around the band. Will they continue to tour?
The answer is no. Not right now, anyways. Foo Fighters released a statement on their social media channels announcing that they will be canceling all tour dates scheduled as they attempt to cope with the loss of a cornerstone of their long-running band. As Foo Fighters themselves express in the most, they are disappointed to cancel tour dates as much as fans are disappointed to hear about cancellations but life is life and grief is grief.
The cancellation of Foo Fighters existing tour includes their July 27th date at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine. Refund details will be handled by the concert promoter and ticket agents.
Another existing question still lingers around Foo Fighters and the remaining band members are clearly not ready to answer it. Will the band continue on without Taylor Hawkins? The statement from the band can be taken many different ways, with optimists believing the Foo Fighters will persevere and continue on. Pessimists may look at as the end of a nearly three-decade long run. Time will tell.