Dave Grohl Posts Note About Touring Without Hawkins


Dave Grohl has released a handwritten note thanking Foo Fighters fans in a post reported by Consequence for “being there for us.”

“Every night, when I see you singing, it makes me sing harder,” Grohl wrote. “When I see you screaming, it makes me scream louder. When I see your tears, it brings me to tears. And when I see your joy, it brings me joy. But, I see you… and it feels good to see you, churning up these emotions together.”

He continued: “Because we’ve always done this together… Time and time again.”

Foo Fighters are just 14 months removed from the tragic, sudden death of longtime drummer Taylor Hawkins in March 2022. The band recently returned with a new album, But Here We Are, which was heavily inspired by Hawkins’ passing. To support the release, the band recently kicked off a global tour with new live drummer Josh Freese (get tickets here).

Foo Fighters have played their first full live show since the death of Taylor Hawkins yesterday, May 24, with a gig at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion At Meadowbrook in Gilford, New Hampshire.

As reported by Blabbermouth, this also marked the Foos’ first performance with their new touring drummer, Josh Freese, who was introduced earlier this week.

Dave Grohl and co. delivered a 21-song set that included 4 songs from their upcoming album “But Here We Are”, due for release on June 2. Besides the singles “Rescued” and “Under You“, the band also played “Nothing at All” and the record’s title track.

Foo Fighters also performed Friday May 26 at the Boston Calling festival at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Boston, Massachusetts. There will also be a few other festival stops, including Bonnaroo in June, Festival D’Ete De Quebec in July, Outside Lands in August, the Ohana, also in August, and Chicago’s Riot Fest in September.

The band revealed Freese as part of its new touring lineup on Sunday (May 21) during a pre-tour livestream called “Foo Fighters: Preparing Music For Concerts”. Freese was unveiled as the drummer during the livestream after comedic cameos by Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tommy Lee of Motley Crue and Danny Carey of Tool.