We realise this event isn’t in South Wales but also understand a lot of fans will be travelling for the FOO FIGHTERS tribute concert at London’s Wembley Stadium in memory of their drummer TAYLOR HAWKINS.

We’ve spoken to fans here who are still reeling following Taylor’s death earlier this year and want to be at the September gig to remember the great man. Tickets HERE from Friday.

A statement on the band’s website said the event on September 3rd would celebrate the “monolithic talent and magnetic personality” of the late musician.

It went on……

“Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee will come together with the Hawkins family to celebrate the life, music and love of their husband, father, brother and bandmate with The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts.

“As one of the most respected and beloved figures in modern music, Taylor’s monolithic talent and magnetic personality endeared him to millions of fans, peers, friends and fellow musical legends the world over.

“Millions mourned his untimely passing on March 25, with passionate and sincere tributes coming from fans as well as musicians Taylor idolised.

“The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will unite several of those artists, the Hawkins family and of course his Foo Fighters brothers in celebration of Taylor’s memory and his legacy as a global rock icon – his bandmates and his inspirations playing the songs that he fell in love with, and the ones he brought to life.”

Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl at the 2018 Brit Awards (Photo: Victoria Jones/PA)

Taylor’s widow Alison shared her “deepest thanks and admiration” for the Foo Fighters’ fans in a statement posted on Instagram.

She added……..

“Your kindness has been an invaluable comfort for my family and me during this time of unimaginable grief.

“As Taylor’s wife, and on behalf of our children, I want to share how much you meant to him and how dedicated he was to ‘knocking your socks off’ during every performance.

“Taylor was honoured to be a part of the Foo Fighters and valued his dream role in the band every minute of his 25 years with them. We consider every band member and the extended Foo Fighters team our family.

“Taylor’s endearing spirit and deep love of music will live on forever through the collaborations he so enjoyed having with other musicians and the catalogue of songs he contributed to and created.

“In celebration of his life, it is now up to all of us who loved him most to honour Taylor’s legacy and the music he gave us.

“Thank you all again for your love and sympathy. Taylor loved all of you & we love you too.”

The first wave of special guests has been announced and it’s going to make for one incredible day.

Foo Fighters & The Hawkins Family present Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert. Coming to Wembley Stadium on Saturday 3rd September. Tickets on sale this Friday 17th June at 9am. You can get your HERE.