It was the primary time in 24 years the sticksman has missed a present with the band.
In consequence, touring member and former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer stepped in on drumming duties for a sequence of tracks together with Neil Young’s ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’, ‘Aged Girl Behind The Counter In A Small City’, ‘Why Go’ and ‘Corduroy’.
Longtime band collaborator Richard Stuverud additionally obtained behind the drums for ‘Quick Escape’ and ‘Superblood Wolfmoon’ earlier than a fan stepped up for the present’s finale ‘Yellow Ledbetter’. You may view footage under.
The unique model of the monitor featured Hawkins on lead vocals and, for the Seattle band’s efficiency of it, Cameron took on singing duties.
Cameron and Hawkins beforehand labored collectively within the band Nighttime Boogie Association, releasing two songs collectively – ‘Lengthy In The Tooth’ and ‘The Path We’re On’ – in 2020.
Final week, Pearl Jam took another moment to remember Hawkins as they kicked off their ‘Gigaton’ tour in San Diego. “[Hawkins] emitted one thing very unimaginable and really particular,” Vedder advised the group at that present. “We’re all lacking him, and so, Matt, I’m sorry once more to your loss. Nevertheless it simply provides us one other probability to say how a lot we respect you as effectively.”
Foo Fighters had been booked to headline New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Competition earlier than the drummer’s loss of life, however cancelled all tour dates following his passing. Red Hot Chili Peppers stepped in to top the bill at the festival and paid tribute to Hawkins in the course of the set.