They opened with a stunning version of “Times Like These”
The world is still reeling from the shocking news of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins’ death at the age of 50 last Friday. The band was slated to headline Festival Estéreo Picnic in Bogotá, Colombia. The band released a statement confirming Hawkins passing on their official social media.
Foo Fighters’ performance at Lollapalooza Argentina would be their last with Hawkins behind the kit. The band played for over two hours at Buenos Aires’ Hipódromo de San Isidro. They opened with a stunning version of “Times Like These,” and now this line from the song’s chorus is more poignant than ever – “It’s times like these you learn to live again.”
The setlist included “The Pretender,” “Learn To Fly,” “Breakout,” “These Days,” “Walk,” “All My Life, “Best of You,” “Monkey Wrench,” and many more. Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell joined Foo Fighters for a rendition of the latter’s hit “Been Caught Stealing.” They wrapped things up with their seminal song “Everlong.”
In hindsight, the crown jewel of the set was their cover of Queen’s “Somebody To Love.” The performance saw Hawkins and frontman Dave Grohl switch places, with Grohl sitting behind the drum kit and Hawkins taking over vocal duties. It was a delightful showcase of Hawkins’ broad talent, and a reminder that his talent was a true treasure.
Watch the Foo Fighters’ final performance with Taylor Hawkins in full below.