Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson to participate in the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert in London
After the incredibly untimely passing of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins in March of this year, his family and his band have recently announced a series of tribute concerts. The first concert will take place at the Wembley Stadium in London, England on September 3rd.
Multiple news sources are reporting that both Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson will participate in the event. However, it's not clear if they will actually perform during the concert. If they did, it would mark the first time the two performed together since the passing of Neil Peart in January of 2020.
Other guests on the London bill so far include Chris Chaney, Stewart Copeland, Liam Gallagher, Omar Hakim, Josh Homme, Chrissie Hynde, Brian May, Mark Ronson, Supergrass, Roger Taylor, Rufus Taylor, Wolfgang Van Halen and Chevy Metal, as well as a special appearance from comedian Dave Chappelle.
The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will benefit charities in both the UK and the US chosen by the Hawkins family. Beneficiaries and further details will be announced soon.
Hawkins passed away in Bogotá, Colombia on March 25 at 50 years old. On the evening of Taylor's death, he was in Bogotá ready to perform with Foo Fighters at the Estéreo Picnic festival, having completed other South American shows in San Isidro, Argentina, and Santiago, Chile. His body was found in his hotel room north of Bogotá.
Tickets for the London gig go on sale on Friday (June 17) at 9am BST.
Complete details are available at www.foofighters.com/news/taylor-hawkins-tribute-concerts.