More huge acts have been added to the concert in memory of Taylor Hawkins (Pictures: Getty Images)
Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, Martin Chambers of The Pretenders, pop star Kesha, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins, and Luke Spiller of The Struts have joined the line-up for the show that will take place on Saturday, September 3.
Organisers also confirmed the event will be streamed live worldwide on Paramount+.
Bob Bakish, president and CEO of Paramount, said in a statement: ‘Music is a powerful connector, and we are honored to commemorate Taylor Hawkins’s enduring legacy by bringing together Paramount’s portfolio of brands and assets to build even deeper connections with his global fan base.’
Hawkins died at the age of 50 earlier this year (Picture: Invision / AP)
Bruce Gillmer, president of music, music talent, programming & events, Paramount and chief content officer, and music at Paramount+, added a tribute to Taylor, saying he was an incredible musician, drummer, and superfan of music.
‘His infectious energy and unique talent will continue to live on through his vast body of work,’ he added.
The show will be followed by another tribute concert on September 27 at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, with performances from Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Miley Cyrus, and Alanis Morissette, who Hawkins toured with before joining the Foo Fighters in 1997.
Hawkins is best known for drumming with Foo Fighters, with whom he recorded nine albums from 1999 to 2021 (Picture: Getty Images)
The gig proceeds will go towards charities to be announced at a later date, according to the band.
Hawkins died in March at the age of 50 in his hotel room while touring with the band In Bogota, Colombia.
An official cause of death is still pending, but a preliminary toxicology report showed traces of 10 substances in his body, including opioids.
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