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Taylor Hawkins tribute concert – lineup and how to watch from Manchester
Some of the biggest names in music will come together this weekend for the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert.
The late Foo Fighters drummer, who tragically passed away in March this year, will be remembered in true rock and roll style – complete with an evening of live music.
The star concerts were organized by Hawkins’ bandmates, including frontman Dave Grohl, and his bereaved family.
Two shows are scheduled, one at Wembley Arena in London and the other in Los Angeles.
Famous faces who will take the stage to honor the rock legend will include Liam Gallagher, Brian May, Mark Ronson and Supergrass, to name a few.
The Foo Fighters themselves will also perform on what promises to be an emotional evening.
The band have canceled all tour dates, including a date in Manchester, following Hawkins’ death, so this weekend will be a rare chance to see them perform again.
Here’s how you can watch the show from Manchester.
How to watch the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert
Although the concert takes place in London, Foo Fighters and the Hawkins family have arranged for it to be broadcast live across the planet.
The concert will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 3.
You can watch it live via the MTV YouTube channel below when the concert begins.
MTV will also air a one-hour special on its channels around the world starting Sunday, September 4.
As one of the most famous and respected musicians in the business, Taylor Hawkins and his bandmates from Foo Fighters have no shortage of celebrity friends eager to pay their respects.
This has led to a stellar roster of rock royalty, who will perform alongside the Foo Fighters at Wembley.
In alphabetical order, here’s who you’ll see on stage on Saturday.
- Travis Barker (Blink-182)
- Nandi Bushell
- Martin Chambers (The Pretenders)
- Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction)
- Chevy Metal
- Stewart Copeland (The Police)
- Josh Freese
- Liam Gallagher
- Violet Grohl
- Omar Hakim
- Justin Hawkins (Darkness)
- Shane Hawkin
- Joshua Homme (Stone Age Queens)
- Chrissie Hyde
- James Gang
- Alain Johannes
- Brian Johnson (AC/DC)
- John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
- Greg Kurstin
- Geddy Lee (Rush)
- Alex Lifeson (Rush)
- Brian May (Queen)
- Krist Novoselic (Nirvana)
- Nil Rodgers
- Marc Ronson
- Luke Spiller (The Struts)
- Roger Taylor (Queen)
- Rufus Taylor (Darkness)
- Lars Ulrich (Metalica)
- Wolfgang Van Halen
- Plus a special appearance from Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock
Charities the concert will support
The concerts were created to raise funds for Music Support and MusiCares, as well as to honor the late Taylor Hawkins.
Music Support is a charity that offers help and support to those working in music and live events affected by poor mental health and/or addiction.
The MusiCares website states that they “help the humans behind the music because music gives so much to this world”.
The charity provides essential health and wellbeing services to the music community in three key areas: mental health and addictions recovery services, health services and social services.
All merchandise sold will also benefit the two charities.
What those close to Taylor Hawkins are saying
A statement from Foo Fighters said, “As one of modern music’s most respected and beloved figures, Taylor’s monolithic talent and magnetic personality endeared him to millions of fans, peers, friends and other musical legends around the world.
“Millions of people mourned his untimely passing on March 25, with passionate and heartfelt tributes from fans as well as musicians idolized by Taylor.
“The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will bring together many of these artists, the Hawkins family and of course his Foo Fighter brothers to celebrate Taylor’s memory and his legacy as a global rock icon.”
A statement from the Hawkins family said: “As Taylor’s wife and on behalf of our children, I want to share how much you meant to him and how dedicated he was to ‘knock your socks off’ every time. representation.
“Taylor has been honored to be a part of Foo Fighters and has enjoyed his dream role in the band every minute of his 25 years with them. We consider each member of the band and the broader Foo Fighters team as our family.
“Taylor’s endearing spirit and deep love of music will live on forever through the collaborations he so loved having with other musicians and the catalog of songs he contributed to and created.
“To celebrate his life, it is now up to all of us who loved him most to honor Taylor’s legacy and the music he gave us.
“Thank you all again for your love and sympathy. Taylor loved you all and we love you too. With gratitude, Alison Hawkins.
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