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Foo Fighters cancel upcoming tour dates; July dates in Queens and Upstate still scheduled

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Foo Fighters have canceled all upcoming concert dates following the death of the band’s drummer, Taylor Hawkins.

The rock band’s website still lists scheduled concerts for July 17 at Citi Field in Queens and July 19 in Saratoga Springs.

The rockers were scheduled to play at the Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, as well as spring dates at the Beale Street Music Festival; the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival; Columbia, Maryland; Raleigh, North Carolina; Daytona Beach; Charlotte, North Carolina; the Boston Calling Music Festival; and summer dates in New York, Pennsylvania, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France and the United Kingdom.

“It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirm the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of the staggering loss of our brother,” the band said in a statement Tuesday.

Hawkins died Friday during a South American tour with the rock band. He was 50.

“We’re sorry for and share in the disappointment that we won’t be seeing one another as planned,” the band’s statement read. “Instead, let’s take this time to grieve, to heal, to pull our loved ones close, and to appreciate all the music and memories we’ve made together.”

Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters performs at the Innings Festival at Tempe Beach Park on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, in Tempe, Ariz. Hawkins, the longtime drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters died on Friday, March 25, 2022. He was 50. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Hawkins was Alanis Morissette’s touring drummer when he joined Foo Fighters in 1997. He played on the band’s biggest albums including “One by One” and “In Your Honor,” and on hit singles like “Best of You.”

In lead singer David Grohl’s 2021 book “The Storyteller,” he called Hawkins his “brother from another mother, my best friend, a man for whom I would take a bullet.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Feature image: An image of Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins adorns a makeshift memorial outside the hotel where Hawkins was found dead, in northern Bogota, Colombia, Saturday, March 26, 2022. He was 50. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)