Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins shockingly passed away at the age of 50. The band was due to play on the same day of his death. They were scheduled to play at the Festival Estereo Picnic in Bogota, Colombia. This led to the band reportedly canceling the rest of their South American tour. Previously, they were replaced for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. They were further replaced for Osheaga 2022 show as well when Arcade Fire was named the replacement. Now, it has been noted that Muse will replace Foo Fighters on the Rock in Rio Lisboa poster, performing on June 18th.
Muse to replace Foo Fighters
With a new album, “Will of the People”, scheduled for August , the band led by Matt Bellamy will play like this for the fourth time at the Bela Vista festival, where it was present in the 2008, 2010 and 2018 editions.
According to the organization of Rock in Rio Lisboa, anyone who has purchased a ticket for the 18th of June, prior to the cancellation of the Foo Fighters, can request a refund or exchange it for a ticket for any of the other three days of the festival. On June 18, The National, Liam Gallagher and Xutos & Pontapés also perform at Rock in Rio Lisboa.
The death of Taylor Hawkins shook the band and they ended up canceling the tours. The cause of Hawkins’ death is still not officially confirmed, but there are reports. ‘According to those close to him, the death could be related to the consumption of drugs.’ The Daily Mail reported this alleged statement. He had a history of drug abuse.
White powder ‘similar to cocaine’, and hallucinogens, were allegedly found in the five-star Casa Medina hotel room of Hawkins. Highly respected Colombian journalist Luis Carlos Velez, the Bogota-based director of radio station FM recently claimed that a police officer who entered Hawkins’ room had told prosecutors he saw a ‘cocaine-like’ white powder. Foo Fighters have canceled their 2022 tour dates.