Foo Fighters have announced their first gig since Taylor Hawkins’ death, confirming a headline set at Boston Calling 2023.

Hawkins, who played drums for the band from 1997, was found dead in his hotel room in Bogotá, Colombia in March 2022. He was 50 years old.

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Foo Fighters will serve as one of the three headliners at this year’s Boston Calling festival, topping the bill on the opening day of the weekender on May 26. The Dave Grohl-led band was scheduled to perform at the festival in 2020, but that edition was cancelled due to the pandemic. This year, fellow headliners The Lumineers (27) and Paramore (28) will join them at the top of the line-up.

The festival will also see the return of Queens Of The Stone Age, while the likes of Alanis Morissette, Bleachers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The National, The Flaming Lips, Niall Horan, Maren Morris, The Linda Lindas and more will also perform. Tickets for Boston Calling 2023 will go on sale at 10am ET on Thursday (January 12). Purchase tickets here and find more information on the festival’s official website.

We will be headlining @bostoncalling Friday, May 26th. Presale tickets go on sale beginning Thursday, January 12th at 10am ET. Visit https://t.co/HGZqb73PPc for details.#BostonCalling pic.twitter.com/eeeH2PCIMC

— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) January 10, 2023

At the end of last year, Foo Fighters shared a message with fans, confirming they would continue to perform together following Hawkins’ death. Since he died, the band have only played live at two special tribute concerts in London and LA last September.

“Foo Fighters were formed 27 years ago to represent the healing power of music and a continuation of life,” the band wrote in the statement. “And for the past 27 years our fans have built a worldwide community, a devoted support system that has helped us all get through the darkest of times together. A place to share our joy and our pain, our hopes and fears, and to join in a chorus of life together through music.

“Without Taylor, we never would have become the band that we were – and without Taylor, we know that we’re going to be a different band going forward.”

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