The Foo Fighters have begun their summer tour, but with a heavy heart. Their return to the spotlight follows the loss of bandmate Taylor Hawkins. Their long-time drummer died abruptly at the age of 50 while on tour in Colombia in 2022. The award-winning band promptly interrupted their world tour to mourn and conduct a series of tribute concerts. Although their lineup has changed with the addition of percussionist Josh Freese, frontman Dave Grohl took to social media Tuesday afternoon (June 6) to thank fans for their patience and amazing support.
In a handwritten statement uploaded on the band’s official social media account, the musician expressed his thanks. “Hey. “It’s been a while,” Grohl said as he began his emotional update. “Now that we’ve returned from our first round of shows, I felt compelled to reach out and thank you all for your support.” Every night, seeing you sing inspires me to sing even louder. I scream even louder when I see you shouting. “Seeing your tears brings me to tears.” “And when I see your joy, it brings me joy,” he said. But I see you…It feels nice to see you, churning up these feelings with you, because we’ve always done it together. On numerous occasions. “I’ll see you soon.”
The hitmakers played their first gig with Freese in Gilford, New Hampshire, in late May. Grohl has made it his duty to keep Hawkins’ memory and presence alive since commencing on their must-see tour. Grohl performed “Cold Day in the Sun,” a song from their 2005 album In Your Honor, on opening night. “Taylor wrote this song,” Grohl told the audience, as reported by Rolling Stone. “I’m gonna do it for him tonight.”
He mentioned Hawkins’ absence at their appearance in Boston. “It’s a funny feeling being up here with you guys tonight, but I feel like let’s do it together,” he said on stage. “We can make this thing feel better.” It’s not the same anymore. To see you and sing these songs to you, many of them have new meanings for me.
” The GRAMMY Award-winning group will perform next in Rogers, Arkansas, and Pelham, Alabama, before heading to Manchester, Tennessee, for the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. The Foo Fighters have been touring with their biggest hits as well as material from their most recent album, But Here We Are. Hawkins’ death and their subsequent recovery journey inspired the moving compilation. Tickets for the unforgettable journey can be purchased HERE.