(NEXSTAR) – The rock band Foo Fighters, which canceled its tour earlier this 12 months after the sudden demise of drummer Taylor Hawkins, is vowing to see its followers once more “quickly,” in keeping with a New Yr’s Eve message posted to the group’s social media channels. The band had been on tour in South America when Hawkins died on the age of fifty in Bogota, Colombia, on March 25. All remaining tour dates have been subsequently canceled.
Foo Fighters carried out collectively twice within the months since, at tribute live shows for Hawkins in London and Los Angeles. On Saturday, the band posted a message on Instagram, Fb and Twitter addressing the lack of Hawkins whereas hinting on the announcement of upcoming performances.
“With out Taylor, we by no means would have turn out to be the band that we have been — and with out Taylor, we all know we’re going to be a special band going ahead,” the assertion learn, partly. “We additionally know that you simply, the followers, meant as a lot to Taylor as he meant to you. And we all know that after we see you once more — and we are going to quickly — he’ll be there in spirit with all of us each night time,” the message concluded.
No official reason for Hawkins’ demise has been given. A toxicology report from the Colombia Legal professional Common’s Workplace indicated that 10 substances had been detected in his urine, together with “[marijuana], tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opioids, amongst others.” “The Nationwide Institute of Forensic Drugs continues to conduct the mandatory medical research to determine the reason for demise,” the AG’s workplace wrote on the time.
An announcement from the Bogota Ministry of Well being additionally indicated Hawkins was experiencing chest pains earlier than he died. Hawkins had joined Foo Fighters in 1997. Along with drums, he additionally carried out lead vocals for a number of songs included on the band’s albums over time.