An all-star tribute concert honoring late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins will air on Paramount’s linear and streaming platforms next month.
The Taylor Hawkins Tribute concert on September 3 at Wembley Stadium in London will stream live on Paramount+ (in the US), Pluto TV (internationally) and MTV’s YouTube channel (globally) starting at Saturday, September 3 at 11:30 a.m. ET.
The full concert will also be available to stream on-demand worldwide through Paramount+ starting Saturday, September 3, and on Pluto TV and MTV VOD starting the week of September 5.
Additionally, CBS will broadcast concert highlights during the one-hour special from 10-11 p.m. EST. ET on September 3. And MTV will air the hour-long special across its channels around the world starting in Latin America on September 3 and other international territories on September 4. September, followed by a two-hour compilation that will air worldwide in September.
“Music is such a powerful connection, and we are honored to honor Taylor Hawkins’ enduring legacy by bringing together Paramount’s portfolio of brands and assets to build an even deeper connection with the establishment. his global fans,” said Paramount CEO Bob Bakish. “From the diverse mix of platforms to the shared strength of our brands, Paramount is uniquely positioned to maximize the reach and impact of our content worldwide, and we I look forward to sharing this meaningful musical experience with audiences across every touchpoint.”
The concert, honoring the Foo Fighters drummer who passed away in March at age 50, will feature performances by Foo Fighters, Travis Barker, Stewart Copeland, Josh Freese, Liam Gallagher, Violet Grohl, Justin and Shane Hawkins, Josh Homme, Chrissie Hynde, John Paul Jones, Kesha, Geddy Lee, Brian May, Krist Novoselic, Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Supergrass, Lars Ulrich and Wolfgang Van Halen, among others. The event also featured special appearances by Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock.
Paramount President of Music, Music Talent, Programs and Events and Paramount+ Music and Content Director, Bruce Gillmer, said, “Taylor is more than just an incredible drummer and songwriter. but also truly one of the most passionate super fans of music the world has ever seen. His infectious energy and unique talent will continue to live on through his massive workload. Together with the Foo Fighters and the Hawkins family, we look forward to leveraging Paramount’s global reach to reflect Taylor’s impact around the world through this special tribute concert for audiences everywhere. ”
The sale of concert tickets and merchandise will benefit the charities Music Support and MusiCares, both selected by the Hawkins family.
The concert will be directed by Joel Gallen and produced by Emer Patten for the EP-PIC Films & Creative.
There will be a second Hawkins tribute concert on September 27 at Kia Forum in Los Angeles.
More information on both programs is available here.