Taylor Hawkins tribute concert: Foo Fighters announce line-up for Wembley show

CLEVELAND, OHIO - OCTOBER 30: Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters attends the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on October 30, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins died aged 50 earlier this year. (Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

Foo Fighters will pay tribute to their late drummer Taylor Hawkins at a special charity concert at London's Wembley Stadium.

The rock band will be joined by stars including Queen's Brian May, Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones and Nirvana's Krist Novoselic.

Other names on the star-studded line-up include Liam Gallagher, Mark Ronson and comedians Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle.

A separate tribute concert will be held in Los Angeles on 27 September, featuring acts such as Alanis Morissette, Miley Cyrus and Pink.

The gigs are expected to be the band's first since Hawkins was found dead aged 50 in his hotel room in Colombia in March.

Who is on the line-up?

The Taylor Hawkins tribute concert will take place at Wembley on 3 September.

SANTIAGO, CHILE - MARCH 18: Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters perform during day one of Lollapalooza Chile 2022 at Parque Bicentenario Cerrillos on March 18, 2022 in Santiago, Chile. (Photo by Marcelo Hernandez/Getty Images)
The rock band have not played live since Hawkins' death. (Getty Images)

The Foo Fighters will be joined by the following artists (listed in alphabetical order):

  • Alain Johannes

  • Brian May and Roger Taylor (Queen)

  • Chevy Metal

  • Chris Chaney (Jane's Addiction)

  • Chris Rock

  • Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders)

  • Dave Chappelle

  • Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson (Rush)

  • Greg Kurstin

  • John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)

  • Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age)

  • Krist Novoselic (Nirvana)

  • Liam Gallagher (Oasis)

  • Mark Ronson

  • Nandi Bushell

  • Nile Rodgers (Chic)

  • Omar Hakim

  • Rufus Taylor (The Darkness)

  • Stewart Copeland (The Police)

  • Supergrass

  • Wolfgang van Halen

How can I get tickets?

Tickets for the London show went on sale at 9am on Friday, 17 June.

In a statement, the Foo Fighters said the concerts would celebrate the "monolithic talent and magnetic personality" of the late musician.

The band added: "The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will benefit charities in the UK chosen by the Hawkins family.

"Beneficiaries and further details will be announced shortly."

Undated handout artwork issued by Foo Fighters of the line up for Taylor Hawkins tribute show at Wembley. Issue date: Wednesday June 15, 2022.
The line-up for the Wembley tribute concert has been announced. (Handout)

Hawkins' widow Alison shared her "deepest thanks and admiration" for the Foo Fighters' fans in a statement posted on Instagram.

She added: "In celebration of his life, it is now up to all of us who loved him most to honour Taylor's legacy and the music he gave us.

"Thank you all again for your love and sympathy. Taylor loved all of you & we love you too."

Watch: Tributes paid to Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins